Policy

Homeland Security Has A Plan To Fight Zombie Devices

The report urges more public-private cooperation on botnet takedowns and more and better cyber standards.

Cybersecurity

House Panel Investigates Retaliation Against HHS Cyber Leads

Leaders of the HHS cyber center were reassigned amid allegations of contracting misconduct.

Policy

Bill to Restore State Department Cyber Office Advances

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shuttered the office in September.

Policy

White House Discloses Rules on Weaponizing Software Vulnerabilities

The administration will publish an annual report on how it decides whether to hoard or disclose newfound cyber vulnerabilities.

Cybersecurity

Kaspersky Software Found at 15% of Federal Agencies

The suspect Russian anti-virus was usually obtained as part of a larger security package.

Cybersecurity

1 in 8 Government Emails Received in October was Phony

In many cases, the spoofed emails come from IP addresses outside of the U.S.

Policy

Congress Passes FITARA 2, Hits Brakes on DHS Nominee

Lawmakers also want to keep a close eye on the multibillion-dollar health records contract Veterans Affairs Department is working on.

Cybersecurity

More Agencies Are Sending Safer Email

More than one-fourth of agencies have installed DMARC protection ahead of a DHS deadline.

Cybersecurity

Expect Federal CIO, Federal CISO and Other Cyber Nominees Soon, White House Cyber Chief Says

The vacant tech and cyber jobs are not among those Trump plans to leave vacant to starve bureaucracy, Cybersecurity Coordinator Rob Joyce said.

Cybersecurity

DHS Nominee Signals Continuity, Competence in Confirmation Hearings

Kirstjen Nielsen has the most extensive cybersecurity background of any DHS secretary nominee.

Cybersecurity

DHS Cyber Info Sharing Focuses on Quantity Over Quality, IG Says

The department is sharing a lot of cyber threat indicators with agencies and the private sector, but only a handful are useful.

Cybersecurity

OPM Cybersecurity Still Lags Three Years After Massive Breach

The office’s cybersecurity maturity is at level 2 out of a possible 5, an auditor said.

Cybersecurity

Hundreds Attend Federal Cyber and Tech Hiring Fair

Some agencies are making on-the-spot job offers during the two-day event.

Cybersecurity

How a Commerce Department Standards Agency Grew Into a Cybersecurity Powerhouse

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has a hand in nearly every aspect of government cybersecurity.

CIO Briefing

Congress to Grill DHS Nominee, Former Yahoo and Equifax CEOs

And that evidence-based policy bill is moving through the House at a quick clip.

CIO Briefing

Federal IT Reforms are Freeing Up Funds in an Otherwise Flat Budget Forecast

Obama-era federal IT reforms are starting to have an effect, but there’s a long way to go, analysts say.

Cybersecurity

Lawmakers Back Down from Pushing NIST into Cyber Auditing Role

The cyber standards agency will now assist inspectors general in cyber audits.