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Better communication needed for cybersecurity

April 10, 2008 The ability to share critical information between public and private sectors during a cyberattack remains a challenge, due in part to inconsistent ...

DHS: Agencies must monitor networks around the clock

April 9, 2008 Department, with OMB, working to raise security standards, but silent on how requirements may change.

Hack steered Coast Guard e-learning users to al Jazeera site

April 8, 2008 Incident shows importance of conducting security assessments of applications, CIO says.

IRS failed to adequately protect its networks, IG reports

April 7, 2008 Security lapses with routers and switches left taxpayer information open to possible access.

What's Brewin: Now it's 'responsibility to provide'

April 4, 2008 When it comes to intelligence, what you "need to know" has morphed into what is your "responsibility to provide." And it's a system that requires the right ...

Lawmakers question role, staffing of cybersecurity unit

April 2, 2008 Multibillion-dollar cybersecurity initiative makes DHS responsible for securing federal computer networks.

Experts warn panel of cyberthreats to government networks

April 2, 2008 Experts urge prioritizing IT security, working with the private sector.

NIH told patients about security breach weeks after incident

March 24, 2008 Personal data on 2,500 individuals had not been encrypted, an apparent violation of an Office of Management and Budget memo directing agencies to encrypt ...

What's Brewin Column: Avoid the Britney results

March 21, 2008 Intelligence needs advanced Internet search tools to find the most relevant data while bypassing the irrelevant.

Cyberexercise shows need for better training to avoid network failures

March 13, 2008 During Cyber Storm II, the largest cyberexercise ever organized, backup systems worked but personnel need more training, a DHS official says.