Employee data hit in Idaho National Lab cyberattack

The lab confirmed that it has been in touch with federal law enforcement agencies concerning the attack on its servers.

FCC wants to improve cyber protections for schools, libraries

Faced with a growing number of cyberattacks on school districts nationwide, the agency announced a three-year pilot program to gather data on the best cyberdefenses.

CISA, FBI warn of social engineering-based ransomware

Federal agencies are revealing more information on the Scattered Spider cybercriminal group in a bid to both prevent breaches and encourage victims to offer more detail on such attacks.

CISA turns 5 and looks to the future

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is growing up as its mission to protect against cyber threats becomes ever more complex.

AI can help agencies enhance their cyber defense, study finds

General Dynamics Information Technology’s recent survey of 200 federal officials involved in cyber decisions found that AI tools could help address human-caused vulnerabilities.

NIST releases revised cyber requirements for controlled unclassified information

The proposed revisions will ideally serve as a “balanced, strong starting point” for agencies and contractors that deal with sensitive information, a NIST official said.

Defense firms can take steps now to comply with enhanced cyber standards, industry officials say

The next version of the Pentagon’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification is expected to be released later this month and will “set the bar higher” for security requirements.

CISA sees ‘routine and standard’ security reports at beginning of Election Day

Working extensively with local jurisdictions, “it’s all about communication,” a Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency official noted.

Data on active-duty servicemembers is a available for purchase online, report says

A new study from Duke University sheds light on how easy it is to find U.S military personnel online for a price.

How the US aims to tackle the ‘collective action problem’ of ransomware

New efforts in the International Counter Ransomware Initiative intend to leverage automated systems to halt illicit financial transactions, according to a White House cyber official.

ICE’s ‘outdated and overly permissive’ device policy left the agency vulnerable, watchdog warns

A spring audit of agency mobile devices found several banned and outdated applications installed on personnel and contractor smartphones.

Defense intelligence director voices support for a cyber-specific intel center

DIA Director Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier said his agency needs “to get our act together on intelligence support to cyber operations.”

The cyber workforce gap is growing

Despite a significant increase in the number of people entering the cyber field in 2023, demand is still far outpacing that supply.

CISA and HHS look to help the health sector ramp up cyber hygiene

Agency resources are intended to address the longstanding challenges health systems and hospitals have faced from increasingly advanced cyberattacks.

CISA needs more money and less red tape, report says

Bureaucracy and dispersed authorities hinder the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's ability to carry out its mission as network cyber lead, according to an analysis from the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

DISA looks to the open market for secure web browsing contract

A contracting notice indicates that the Defense Department is looking to compete the service that protects its systems from web-based attacks.