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Measure would require agencies to appoint chief information security officers

September 12, 2008 Lawmakers unveil bill to strengthen requirements of the Federal Information Security Management Act.

Power grid vulnerable to cyberattacks, committee told

September 11, 2008 House Energy and Commerce subcommittee planning legislation to provide Federal Energy Regulatory Commission with additional authority to protect grid.

Security holes: Not enough money or not spending wisely?

September 4, 2008 Agency systems are wide open. Cyber attacks are growing more sophisticated. Is it a problem of not enough money or not spending wisely?

Latest cybersecurity threat lies in trusted software and hardware

August 25, 2008 Justice e-mail is indicative of a larger threat agencies face called supply-chain attacks.

Energy told to tighten cybersecurity policies

August 15, 2008 IG audit identifies significant issues that could leave classified information vulnerable.

Technology chiefs poised to take a more strategic role

August 8, 2008 The transition to a new presidential administration could offer federal CIOs a chance to change their focus.

NIST updates guidelines for measuring information security

August 7, 2008 New document advises agencies in ensuring secure processes for individual programs.

National Cyber Security Initiative will have a dozen parts

August 1, 2008 DHS official provides a glimpse at the components of the multi-billion-dollar effort.

New legislation would give security chiefs more power

August 1, 2008 Bill also would set up a forum for discussing cybersecurity issues, and a unit to test government's cyber defenses.

Observers recommend moving security efforts from network perimeter to data

August 1, 2008 The shift in cybersecurity strategies will help agencies focus more on information sharing.