Cybersecurity

DHS is Too Slow to Share Cyber Threat Info, Companies Say

Homeland Security threat information is too slow to arrive and sometimes outdated, three out of six industry representatives said.

CIO Briefing

Twitter, Facebook and Google Head to the Hill

Congressional investigations into Russian political meddling expect answers from tech companies' lawyers.

Cybersecurity

Early Kaspersky Count Shows Anti-Virus Not Pervasive In Agencies

So far, fewer than half of agencies have reported finding the Russian anti-virus software on their systems, a DHS official said.

Policy

Could FedRAMP Approvals Be Used to Buy All Government Technology?

The New Democrats Coalition pushes the government to adopt shared technology certifications and a national breach notification standard.

Cybersecurity

Bill Calls for Cyber Training for House Lawmakers

Staffers are currently required to undergo cybersecurity training, but members aren’t.

Cybersecurity

Kaspersky Says It Intercepted NSA Hacking Tools but Didn't Hand Them Over to Russia

The Russian anti-virus firm released preliminary results of an investigation into how and when it lifted NSA malware from a personal computer.

Cybersecurity

Trump Administration Plans a New Cybersecurity Strategy

The strategy will be based on the main elements of the president’s May executive order.

Cybersecurity

Pentagon to Scrub Kaspersky From Defense Systems Following DHS Ban

The Defense Department is following a DHS directive to remove the Russian anti-virus from its systems but it’s not clear if the software was there in the first place.

CIO Briefing

Congress Makes Budget Progress, Gets Snubbed by Cyber Czar and Preps for Fake News Fights

Senators also want to know why it's taking the agencies so long to remove Kaspersky anti-virus.

Cybersecurity

GAO Denies Northrop Grumman Protest in $1 Billion DHS Cybersecurity Contract Fight

Northrop Grumman has been wrangling with contract winner Raytheon over the DOMino contract since 2015.

CIO Briefing

Mattis Opposes Splitting Defense CIO Duties

The defense secretary’s letter also objects to a requirement that the Defense Department notify other nations before responding to cyber threats.

Cybersecurity

Sharing Election Threat Info with States Won’t be One-Size-Fits-All, DHS Says

Cyber threat information sharing strategies will vary state by state based on state preferences, a DHS official says.

Cybersecurity

4 Ideas to Prevent the Next Equifax

Congress could create minimum breach notification standards, increase oversight and rein in Social Security numbers.

Cybersecurity

DHS to Order Agencies Implement Email, Website Encryption Tools

Agencies must implement DMARC and STARTTLS within three months, according to the DHS order.

CIO Briefing

House Boosts Federal Bonuses, Aims to Protect Social Security Numbers And Oh Russia

The House also passed a bill to tweak and extend FITARA's rule on data centers.

Cybersecurity

House Bill Would Allow Companies to Hack Back—With Limits

The bill would let hacked companies steal back or destroy their files but not cause exact retribution on hackers.

Cybersecurity

DHS Nominee Would Be Agency’s First Homegrown Cyber Leader

Kirstjen Nielsen would be the agency's first secretary with extensive cyber experience.

Cybersecurity

Trump to Pick Kelly Deputy for Top Homeland Security Post

Kirstjen Nielsen, a cybersecurity expert, was formerly DHS chief of staff.

Cybersecurity

NIST’s Physical Security Falls Short, Undercover Audit Finds

Auditors gained unauthorized access to secured parts of NIST buildings where they could have infected computers or caused physical damage.