Emerging Tech

The Free Market Won’t Fix Botnets, Government Report Says

The government should create incentives for good security in the internet of things.

Policy

White House Phone Ban May Have Unintended Consequences

Former officials say the ban could trade a marginal security improvement for a much tougher working environment.

Cybersecurity

Data Breach Affected More Than 240,000 Homeland Security Workers, IG Confirms

The breach also affected non-DHS employees who communicated with the department’s inspector general.

Cybersecurity

Now It's Industry's Turn to Come Up with Botnet Fighting Ideas

A Commerce Department center is seeking partners to make internet-connected devices more secure.

Cybersecurity

These LA Startups Are What Stand Between Hackers and Your Medical Devices

Some of the most important cybersecurity work is happening in nondescript offices across the nation.

Cybersecurity

2017 Was Marked by Continuity and Confusion in Cyber Policy

The Kaspersky ban, WannaCry and big changes at State Department topped the news cycle.

Cybersecurity

Here’s Why the Trump Administration Called Out North Korea’s Cyberattacks

The attribution announcement made three big arguments and North Korea’s culpability was only one of them.

Cybersecurity

Kaspersky Strikes Back After U.S. Government Ban

The Russian anti-virus company wasn’t given a meaningful opportunity to defend itself, the CEO says in legal suit.

CIO Briefing

Congress Takes Up Another Spending Deal, Spying Presents and AI Bias

Besides budget deals, lawmakers want to get ahead on internet of things devices and keep tabs on artificial intelligence development.

Cybersecurity

Election Cyber Coordinating Council to be Finalized Next Year

State and federal officials met with election industry leaders to launch the council.

Cybersecurity

White House: Government Needs More Bug Bounty Programs

The IT modernization report also urges moving cybersecurity closer to federal employees.

CIO Briefing

Yes, The Security Clearance Backlog is Getting Worse

The Government Accountability Office also found there's not a plan to reverse it.

Cybersecurity

Only One-Third of Agencies Are Using Anti-Spoofing Email Tool

And the Homeland Security Department's January deadline for implementation is approaching.

Cybersecurity

Company That Used Russian Coders for Pentagon Project Strikes Deal

The subcontractor that hired the coders signed a non-prosecution deal to end a criminal investigation.

Cybersecurity

Bill to Elevate and Rename DHS Cyber Division Passes House

The bill would rename the division the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Agency.

Policy

Congress Resets Shutdown Clock

Lawmakers get rebuffed trying to delay the coming net neutrality vote and start asking questions about kids using Facebook’s messaging app.

Cybersecurity

LA Cyber Center Hopes to be a Model for Cities Nationwide

During the past four years, Los Angeles has centralized its cyber operations using models developed by the federal government and industry sectors.

Cybersecurity

Cyber Pro Confirmed as Homeland Security Secretary

Kirstjen Nielsen has a more extensive cybersecurity background than any previous Homeland Security leader.

Policy

Congress Wrestles with Shutdown Deadline and Data Breach Drama

Lawmakers also introduced a bill to curb revenge porn.

Policy

Policy Opens the Door for Smartphone Use in Classified Settings

Mobile devices will still be banned from facilities where highly classified information is shared.