Cybersecurity

The FBI Didn’t Explore All Options Before Trying to Force Apple to Break Into an Encrypted iPhone

Some FBI officials were more interested in making a legal blow against cop-proof encryption than in getting into the San Bernardino shooter’s phone.

Cybersecurity

U.S. Seeks to Dismiss Kaspersky Suit Against Legislative Ban

The government filed motions to dismiss two Kaspersky lawsuits Monday, challenging legal and administrative bans.

Cybersecurity

The Big Message in the Iranian Cyber Indictments: Deterrence

The Justice Department wants to send a message to Congress and the public: We’re deterring cyberattacks.

CIO Briefing

CMS Deputy CIO to Replace HHS CISO Departing Amid Controversy

Outgoing HHS CISO Chris Wlaschin has said his March 31 departure is for personal reasons, not a scandal over the department’s cyber center.

Cybersecurity

House Lawmakers Introduce Hack the State Department Bug Bounty Bill

The bill would offer cash rewards for vulnerabilities hackers discover in State Department websites.

Cybersecurity

5 Big Takeaways From Senate Intel's Election Security Investigation

The bottom line is future elections are in danger of Russian meddling and we haven’t done enough to secure them.

CIO Briefing

Congress Faces Government Funding That Runs Out Friday

Lawmakers have been working on an omnibus spending bill but it has yet to be introduced.

Cybersecurity

Here Are Some Key Challenges to Critical Infrastructure Security

Researchers should focus on when humans need to be in the loop and when machines can take charge.

Cybersecurity

Auditor Finds Infosec Weaknesses in Most FBI Domains

The severity of the weaknesses isn’t clear from the annual report summary.

CIO Briefing

Congress Mulls a CIO's Authority, Future of Homeland Security and Data Breaches

And one caucus is concerned about climate change data vanishing form federal websites.

Cybersecurity

CYBERCOM Chief Nominee Plans Recommendation on NSA Split Within Three Months

Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone has “no predisposed opinion” about the split, he told lawmakers.

Cybersecurity

Senate DHS Reauthorization Bill Likely to Streamline Oversight, Include Election Security

Senators also aim to limit partisan amendments to the bill that would reauthorize DHS for the first time in 15 years.

Data

Microsoft, DOJ Face Tough Questions Over Overseas Data Warrants at Supreme Court

The government and the tech firm disagree over whether warrants under a 1986 law can reach emails stored overseas.

Data

Supreme Court Could Limit Law Enforcement’s Reach in the Cloud

The high court will have to decide whether a 1980s law allows warrants for emails U.S. companies store abroad.