Cybersecurity

$19 Billion National Cyber Plan Might Consolidate Hack Response Contracts

The plan envisions a one-stop shop for agencies to quickly buy cyberincident response services.

CIO Briefing

Carter Proposes Letting Campus Recruiters Hire Cyber Students on the Spot

Today, recruiters must first send their preferred candidates through the red tape that is USAJobs.gov to, among other things, fill out a resume, upload documents, respond to questions and wait for application processing.

Cybersecurity

House Committee Votes to Create New Cybersecurity Division within DHS

The new entity would be called the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Agency.

Emerging Tech

TSA Curb-to-Gate Security Monitoring Is Coming, Agency Administrator Says

One proposal: RFID-tagged bins for carry-on luggage that roll down automatic conveyor belts for X-ray inspection.

CIO Briefing

US Spies Train Computers to Spot Suspicious Activity in Live Videos

A research project will attempt to automatically detect suspicious activities, with the help of live video pouring in through multiple camera feeds.

CIO Briefing

TSA Wants New Scanners That Will Allow Fliers to Keep their Shoes On

The agency also asked for proposals for a different breed of carry-on luggage screener that would use advanced computer algorithms to spot suspicious liquids and laptops.

Cybersecurity

The Puzzle of When the OPM Hack Was Discovered Might Not be Solved After All

Security vendor CyTech now claims that during an April 21, 2015, product demonstration, its technology uncovered, for the first time, malware siphoning off the data.

CIO Briefing

Pentagon Is Building Massive Hub of Insider Threat Data

Some civil liberties advocates say the system could create a culture of mutual suspicion that silences whistle-blowers.

Cybersecurity

This Is the Real Threat Posed By Hacked Medical Devices at VA

Most medical device manufacturers do not have the know-how or tools to patch vulnerabilities in devices quickly.

Cybersecurity

'Data Guardians' Now On Watch After Hack at Medicare Agency

"This program is really designed to make the most use of not just our security people, but to make use of all of our employees," one official says.

Cybersecurity

Senior Democrat Wants Answers on Cyber Heist Targeting Central Banks

Sen. Tom Carper, D.-Del., wants more information on what the Fed is doing to protect the worldwide banking network.

Cybersecurity

Here’s How One Navy IT Team Is Teaching Sailors the Risks of Social Media

Officers, who happen to be cyber pros, are helping defend their community against oversharing and online stalkers with a novel outreach approach.

Cybersecurity

Audit Finds 'Hostile Probes,' Breaches of Weather Satellite System

The nation's weather satellite program over the course of a year suffered 10 data security incidents.