Cybersecurity

CISA Warns Someone is Impersonating Its Emails

There’s yet another phishing scam in which bad actors are posing as the government to trick users into downloading malware.

Innovation Will Sharpen America’s Tech Edge, Federal Officials Say

Federal and industry executives weighed in on the greatest threats impacting America’s critical infrastructure.

Chinese Drone Manufacturers Pose Huawei-Like Threats, Expert Says

Officials allege the Chinese government is using native drone companies to collect “an unprecedented level” of intelligence on the U.S.

Cyber Weaknesses That Led to Breaches at NASA’s JPL Persist, Says IG

The federally-funded research center is at the forefront of space exploration but continues to struggle with some basic cybersecurity practices.

The Risk Management Framework Is Dead. Long Live the RMF.

A framework is just that: a frame of reference from which to adapt according to your needs and situation.

Senators Question FBI’s Response to 2016 Russian Hack of Florida Election Tech

The lawmakers also want to know how the agency is working to ensure election officials can adequately report cyber threats in 2020.

Agencies Leaning on Citizens to Drive Innovation, Research

The government is increasingly investing in prize competitions, crowdsourcing and other “citizen science” efforts to advance its research, according to the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Airline IT Failures Happening With Alarming Frequency, Little Government Oversight

Airline IT failures cause problems "on par or worse" than severe weather outages, and they're happening a lot.

Experts Propose Feds Use Sanctions and Cyberweapons to Fight Deepfakes

Both social media companies and the government must play a role in fighting back against hyper-realistic misinformation, experts told the House Intelligence Committee.

OIG: USPS Must Better Manage Its Cyber Funds

Day-to-day expenses shouldn't count as cyber investments, the IG said.

House Oversight Votes to Secure Connected Devices in Government

The committee approved legislation that would enforce basic security standards for the numerous internet-connected devices used at federal agencies.

NIST Asks for Input on Building Secure Software

The draft framework is intended to both instruct developers on building safe tech and help IT buyers, like the government, know which companies they can trust.

OMB’s New ID Policy Will Help Consumers Protect Their Identities Online

America should modernize our existing paper-based identification systems around a privacy-protecting, consumer-centric digital model.

Senators Want to Know If CMS Paid China-Linked Companies for Genetic Testing

Sens. Marco Rubio and Chuck Grassley want more information on how the agency is protecting Americans’ genomic data from foreign entities.

DHS Cyber Incident Response Team Gets House Approval

Lawmakers passed legislation that would stand up a permanent team of cyber specialists to help agency and industry recover from digital attacks.

FBI Warning: The Lock Icon Doesn’t Mean That Website Is Safe

Having HTTPS and a TLS certificate doesn’t mean the site isn’t a platform for scammers and thieves.