Cybersecurity

CISA Releases Guide to Help Safeguard K-12 Schools from Cyber Threats

CISA’s report, which was mandated by the K-12 Cybersecurity Act of 2021, outlined a variety of steps that primary and secondary schools can take to bolster their cyber defenses.

What’s in a Word? FCC’s Proposed Data Breach Rule Redefines Key Terms

The public now has the opportunity to provide insight on the value and impact such redefinitions would have on incident reporting.

NOAA Looks to Industry Support to Boost its Cybersecurity Efforts

The agency is looking for a contractor to provide 24/7 support to detect and monitor cybersecurity threats.

Majority of GAO's Cyber Recommendations Since 2010 Have Gone Unresolved

A new watchdog report found that the White House needs to do more to improve cybersecurity practices across federal agencies, including issuing a more holistic national cybersecurity strategy.

The Future of Quantum Security Will Be Encoded in Light, Researchers Hope

Swiss researchers, funded in part by the U.S., are developing a stronger network security countermeasure to combat the potential of a viable quantum computing system.

Monitoring and Funding Concerns Could Undermine DOD’s Secure Unclassified Network, IG Says

A report from DOD’s Office of Inspector General said that a lack of secure funding for the system places mission-critical activities “at risk of termination due to non-compliance with cybersecurity requirements.”

NIST Releases Potential Updates to Its Cybersecurity Framework

The National Institute of Standards and Technology wants to expand the cybersecurity guidance’s scope and foster more international collaboration, among other proposed changes.

Hackers to Get a Crack at Systems Running the Pentagon in New Bug Bounty

Hack the Pentagon 3.0 will focus on the operational technologies within Defense Department headquarters.

NSF Awards $29M in New CyberCorps Scholarship for Service Grants

The funding will go to nine universities in 2023 to support building the next generation of cyber professionals.

NARA to Publish First Update to Cybersecurity Records Rules Since 2014

The agency is issuing an update to the General Records Schedule, including new rules for packet capture and cybersecurity incident logs.

Next Clean Energy Cyber Cohort Will Focus on Identifying Rogue Assets

The Energy Department’s Clean Energy Cybersecurity Accelerator matches innovators in critical infrastructure cybersecurity with industry experts and a high-tech testbed.

Interior’s Cyber Practices Allow for Easily Crackable Passwords, Watchdog Finds

An OIG investigation found that the Interior Department has not fully implemented multifactor authentication and that its “outdated and ineffective” password requirements leave employees’ accounts vulnerable to exploitation.

FCC Rule Would Require Telecom Providers to Immediately Disclose Sensitive Data Breaches

The Federal Communications Commission’s proposed rule would require telecommunications providers to immediately notify consumers and federal agencies about any breaches involving “customer proprietary network information.”

What Should the Government Do in 2023 to Fill its Cyber Workforce Shortage?

The threat of cyberattacks makes filling these positions critical, experts say.

The Federal Government is Moving on Memory Safety for Cybersecurity

The issue of how coding languages might support software developers’ management of memory has recently gotten attention from the National Security Council, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and Congress.

Military Branches Losing Expensive Cyber Talent to the Private Sector, Watchdog Says

The Government Accountability Office found that the lack of required service time commitments within some of the military branches is making it difficult to retain personnel who have completed expensive and advanced cyber courses.

Lawmakers Highlight Cyber, New Tech and Space in Proposed Spending Bill

The $1.7 trillion omnibus introduced by lawmakers on Tuesday would spur on investments in cutting-edge technologies, cyber defense and space during the 2023 fiscal year.