Cybersecurity

House Science Threatens Subpoena for Kaspersky Documents

DHS won’t provide information about a government ban on the Russian antivirus until litigation with the company is complete.

Cybersecurity

DHS Beats Government Privacy Average

The department hasn’t vetted all its systems for privacy, though.

Cybersecurity

What a Pentagon Report from the Year 2000 Got Right About Cyber War

Many of the issues that concern cyber strategists today were already clear at the turn of the century.

Policy

Here's A Way To Boost Congress' Tech Savvy

A think tank wants Congress to bring back a tech research office it scrapped in 1995.

Cybersecurity

DHS Cyber Info Sharing Tool to Get a Reboot This Year

The goal is for organizations to use the tool to automatically block cyber threats.

Cybersecurity

Antiquated Security Clearance Process Earns a Spot on the GAO’s High-Risk List

The hackable technology and outdated screening methods used in the clearance process merit its return to the government’s list of most vulnerable programs.

Cybersecurity

Are Cyber Arms Control Agreements Imminent or Impossible?

Broad cyber agreements are both notoriously thorny and highly necessary in some areas.

CIO Briefing

Trump Year Two Starts with Major Tech and Cyber Vacancies

Roughly one-quarter of agency CIOs and one-third of CISOs are serving on an acting basis one year into the Trump administration.

Cybersecurity

Massive Reduction in FBI Cyber Crime Takedowns Was Result of Definition Change

Stricter guidelines on what counts as a disruption or dismantlement led to a 10X reduction.

Policy

Shutdown Continues Into a Third Day

In the shutdown's shadow, Congress also renewed controversial internet spying powers.

Policy

Kaspersky Seeks Immediate Halt to Federal Government Ban

The procedural move is unlikely to prevail, a former cybercrime prosecutor says.

Policy

House Votes to Restore Top Cyber Diplomat’s Office

The vote is a rare rift on cyber policy with the Trump administration.

Cybersecurity

45 Percent of Federal Email Domains Miss Security Deadline

The Homeland Security Department, which ordered the security upgrade, is only 15 percent compliant.

CIO Briefing

Shutdown, Surveillance Deadlines Loom Over Congress

A pair of lawmakers also proposed a pay raise for federal employees.

Cybersecurity

Russian DNC Hackers Targeting Senate, Cyber Firm Says

Sen. Ben Sasse wants Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify on the issue.

Cybersecurity

GSA Plans to Formalize Cyber Rules for Contractors

The agency will accept public comments about the regulations later this year.

Cybersecurity

DHS: We Can Vet Election Cyber Systems in All 50 States

Some states remain wary of asking for federal election security help, but the ice is thawing, a Homeland Security official said.

Cybersecurity

The FBI Is Disrupting 10X Fewer Cyber Crime Rings Than In 2015

The bureau missed its own goals for disruptions and dismantlements the past two years.

Cybersecurity

Zero Day Disclosure Bill Heads to House Floor

The bill would put the power of law behind the Trump administration’s vulnerability transparency pledge.