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Phishing attacks becoming more sophisticated

June 25, 2008 Targeted attacks, usually through e-mail messages, are “getting scarier and scarier,” former FBI computer crime investigator says.

Lawmakers Look To Strike Right Balance With Spyware Bill

June 12, 2008 Senate Commerce Committee members Wednesday stressed the importance of striking the right balance with legislation to help fight secretly installed computer ...

Appropriator lists grants, cybersecurity among priorities

June 10, 2008 The Department of Homeland Security has requested nearly $300 million for its role in the administration's Cyber Security Initiative.

Federal IT managers give themselves high marks in information security

June 2, 2008 But survey shows feds are less likely to have secured systems compared with states, local governments and industry.

Hill: Regulatory groups fail to protect power grid from cyberattacks

May 22, 2008 Federal regulatory commission says it needs more authority to force plants to tighten security for computer networks.

OMB touts progress in e-government

May 22, 2008 Agencies are meeting milestones for cybersecurity, project management and reducing costs, but IT managers’ skills still a concern.

Federal computer security grade improves slightly in '07

May 20, 2008 But some say the report card’s finding means little in light of its shortcomings.

Cost of cybersecurity initiative to triple, panel reports

May 19, 2008 The development of the National Cybersecurity Initiative also is too secretive, removing a deterrence to attack U.S. networks, Senate committee charges.

FBI partially blames procurement rules for fake IT products

May 12, 2008 Pursuit of lowest price and multiple subcontractors makes it easier for counterfeit hardware to end up on agency systems, increasing security threats.

Bill lays out stricter info security requirements for DHS

May 9, 2008 Conducting vulnerability tests against known cyberattacks and setting requirements for the CIO post would be part of a bill that fixes shortcomings in a ...