Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2015
All of Nextgov's indepth coverage exploring the world of cybersecurity.
August 10, 2016 The department also needs to ensure mobile devices are encrypted, among other recommendations.
November 4, 2015 The new definition comes in annual guidance issued to agencies by the Office of Management and Budget as part of the Federal Information Security Management Act.
November 2, 2015 Federal attempts to protect the network of devices and sensors -- for consumers and agencies -- are gradually building.
October 30, 2015 While mixing up cyber terminology may seem harmless, doing so could have real-world consequences.
October 30, 2015 The proposed talent assessment would function not unlike an existing Defensewide exam that screens a recruit's knack for picking up foreign languages.
October 30, 2015 The new guidance aims to protect the most high-value information assets the federal government holds.
October 30, 2015 Just how much money could be lost during a major cyber event?
October 30, 2015 Thousands of hacks and data breaches occur every day, though many don’t make the headlines.
October 29, 2015 Right now, there aren't many options to identify a new recruit with a particular aptitude toward cyber.
October 29, 2015 Key points that will help agencies strengthen their defenses to keep data secure.
October 26, 2015 Nearly 80 percent of millennials said they’ve never spoken to a practicing cybersecurity professional.
October 22, 2015 The plan will include steps agencies should take to recruit a qualified cyber workforce and acquire emerging technology.
October 22, 2015 For traditional insider threat risk, there are traditional warning signs, but for a coerced threat, their outward behavior will likely not change at all.
October 20, 2015 The technology itself can be secondary, according to some federal CIOs.
October 18, 2015 And 8 ways to fight bad guys in the online underground, if you have been affected by a data breach.
October 13, 2015 Today, all OPM employees need a smart card for network access, but not for all users outside of the agency.
October 13, 2015 A famous whistleblower on the lam might be the last person a cybercriminal wants to impersonate.
October 13, 2015 I set out to find a squad of code breakers who use their skills for good. But I didn't see too many wall-length display screens or cyber geniuses sprinting around with thumb drives in hand to neutralize infected airplanes.
October 9, 2015 The government should encourage more hands-on education and incident-based testing at the colleges and universities that help fill the pipeline of cyber talent.
October 9, 2015 “Simply put, OPM was not designed to house and protect this sensitive data,” the lawmakers say.
October 8, 2015 The country is in the middle of a cyberwar and needs everyone's help, said House IG Theresa Grafenstine.
October 7, 2015 Aquarter of agency employees fell for a simulated email scheme, according to an internal watchdog.
October 7, 2015 The small team is more interested in using the platform to push out historical tidbits than having conversations with individual users.
October 6, 2015 Here's why cyberthreat information sharing between the public and private sectors might make sense.
October 6, 2015 Rep. Gerry Connolly’s assessment is at odds with what leaders of the intelligence community and OPM have said.
October 5, 2015 In recognizing National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Nextgov will be shining the light on what’s being done in government to raise the cybersecurity awareness and the multitude of challenges federal agencies face.
October 1, 2015 This finding is one of several grim conclusions in an independently conducted study on the state of cybersecurity at all levels of government.