Cybersecurity

9 States Accept DHS' Election Security Support

Homeland Security Jeh Johnson urges more states to take up the department's offer.

Cybersecurity

NSA Dares College Students to Locate, Disarm Bombs Controlled through the Net

NSA officials say they will confront young computer scientists with the kinds of threats the agency faces daily, partly as an intelligence analyst recruitment effort.

Cybersecurity

Military Supermarket Chain's Encryption Setup is 'Unacceptable,' Commissary Says

Computer-generated passwords essentially are stored underneath the doormat, beside personal and financial data, contracting documents show.

Cybersecurity

At Least One State Declines Offer for DHS Voting Security

Some security experts say it wouldn't even take the resources of a foreign nation to manipulate actual votes using this country's antiquated tallying systems.

Cybersecurity

VA's Latest Benefit: On-Demand Cyber Training

A DHS online school is offering vets cybersecurity classes as the number of open cyber jobs and jobless veterans grows.

CIO Briefing

Privacy Guidebook for Eavesdropping on Americans Draws Flack

New rules reflect a shift in intelligence gathering from bugging an individual’s phone to netting communications in bulk from the global internet.

Cybersecurity

DOD IG to Probe Security of Army Patient Records

The inspection will be the first in a series of reviews of controls meant to protect military electronic patient records and personal health information.

Cybersecurity

Should Secret Service Protect Emails of Future Presidents?

Until there is some type of specific intrusion, like the alleged DNC hack, there is nothing the government specifically does to help prevent hack attacks against presidential nominees.

Cybersecurity

Obama Establishes Cyberattack Response Chain of Command

For years, there has been confusion in the private sector and internally among agencies about who's in charge when hackers hit the homeland.

Cybersecurity

House Committee Chair Opens Inquiry Into Foreigners’ Access to OPM Data

Some OPM contractors may have handed "foreign governments direct access to data long before the recent reported breaches," according to Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas.

CIO Briefing

Defense Intelligence Agency Is Scoping Out Social Media Background Checkers

The effort is part of a shift away from screening intelligence and military staff every five years, as is current practice.

Cybersecurity

An Inside Look At a CYBERCOM Dress Rehearsal

CYBERCOM, when called on by DHS, helps repel incoming cyberattacks of catastrophic consequence.

Cybersecurity

It’ll Be Brains vs. Bots in Vegas Cyberwar Sponsored by the Pentagon

The $2 million Cyber Grand Challenge, sponsored by DARPA, will pit machines against insecure software to pierce the holes -- and fix 'em.

Cybersecurity

Federal Government Expects to Bring on 3,500 More Cyber Pros by 2017

The Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy was characterized as a first step toward building a sustainable pipeline of government and industry data security talent that will last well into the future.

Emerging Tech

Treasury Says It Needs Some New Security Features for Next-Gen Money

The anti-counterfeit markers will be visible to the naked eye and detectable by special tools, according to a pre-solicitation notice.