Cybersecurity

National Cyber Director's Vision for the Future Flags Overdue National Plan

The office of the national cyber director is tasked by Congress to weigh in on agencies’ cybersecurity budgets.

GAO: Defense Department Isn’t Doing Enough to Protect Sensitive Information

Federal cybersecurity has been on the Government Accountability Office’s High Risk list since 1997.

DOJ Issues Guidance for Enforcing Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Nearly a decade after the death of open-access advocate Aaron Schwartz, his legacy is still playing out in cybersecurity policy.

CISA Orders Agencies to Mitigate VMWare Vulnerabilities Under Deadline

Advanced adversaries appear to be exploiting the vulnerabilities to get around multifactor authentication.

Legislation Promoting Cyber Collaboration Between DHS and States Awaits Biden Signature

The legislation would improve information sharing between federal cybersecurity authorities and state and local governments.

Agencies Showcase Federal Cyber Progress, Outline Future Threats

Witnesses from CISA, NIST, and the GSA spoke before a House Homeland subcommittee on their current efforts to bolster the nation’s cyber defenses.

Key Convener Releases Plan for Securing Open Source Software with White House

A crucial entity within the open source ecosystem is urging prioritization of libraries that support widespread applications like internet routing, among other things.

The Cybersecurity Executive Order: From Missed Opportunity to Unexpected Progress

The impact of President Joe Biden’s cybersecurity executive order over the last year proved to go beyond initial expectations.

Survey: Most Agencies Expect to Meet Zero Trust Requirements

More than half of federal IT professionals surveyed are actively implementing a zero trust strategy.

US Signs on to New Electronic Evidence Protocol in International Cybercrime Agreement 

The new protocol is officially being added to the Budapest Convention—an arrangement between 66 member-states—after four years of negotiations.

One Year Later: A Hacker’s View on the Cybersecurity Executive Order

Federal network adversaries have evolved in the year since the order’s signing.

US, Allied Cybersecurity Agencies, Advise Reviewing Contracts with Tech Vendors

A joint advisory from CISA, domestic partners and counterpart agencies in the Five Eyes intelligence alliance warns of a heightened threat to managed service providers and their customers.

US and Allies Attribute Attack on U.S. Satellite Provider in Ukraine to Russia

Officials are highlighting significant spillover effects from the attack—including damage to infrastructure supporting wind farms—into Central Europe.

Survey: 93% of Americans Fear Cyber Warfare Against U.S.

A consumer survey suggests Americans are taking some steps to prepare for possible cyber warfare.

Transportation Proposes Near $1M Fine for Colonial Pipeline One Year After Hack

The firm has 30 days to respond with evidence contesting the agency’s allegation of safety violations.

Defense Officials Push For Cyber Standards Compliance, Citing Warfighter Needs

Officials from Defense’s CIO Office reiterated the need for strong digital defenses as conflicts take aim at critical infrastructure.