Cybersecurity

To Find Cybersecurity Talent, Poach From Other Fields 

Cybersecurity pros are in demand, which means the government will need to think of new sources.

House Appropriators Offer $50M for TMF But White House Wants 10 Times That

The Office of Management and Budget said it’s received more than $2 billion in proposals since getting $1 billion from the American Rescue Plan.

Critical Update: How the Controversial JEDI Contract Changed the Pentagon

Experts say the doomed contract helped take cloud literacy at the Defense Department to the next level.

How Unemployment Insurance Fraud Exploded During the Pandemic

Bots filing bogus applications in bulk, teams of fraudsters in foreign countries making phony claims, online forums peddling how-to advice on identity theft: Inside the infrastructure of perhaps the largest fraud wave in history.

States Weigh Bans on Ransomware Payoffs

The idea is that this would deter attacks because cybercriminals would know they couldn’t get paid.

Energy Updates Assessment Tool for Administration’s 100-Day Cybersecurity Sprint

The update comes as lawmakers jostle for jurisdiction over cybersecurity across multiple critical infrastructure sectors with a slew of bills advancing in both chambers of Congress.

DOD’s Supply Chain Security Should be Strategic Priority, Congressional Task Force Says

The Defense Critical Supply Chain Task Force released six legislative proposals calling for less dependence on adversaries like China and improved supply chain visibility.

Commerce Secretary Highlights Cybersecurity Workforce Needs With $3B Initiative

Grants will be competitively awarded to state and local governmental entities, institutions of higher education, not-for-profit entities, unions and tribes. 

CBP Cybersecurity Failures Left Travelers' Personal Info at Risk, IG Says

A new internal watchdog report finds Customs and Border Protection failed to conduct required cybersecurity activities for its Mobile Passport Control applications.

Senators Promote Cybersecurity Measures in Core Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

Congressional leaders of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission stressed a need to focus specifically on water treatment systems.

CISA Considering Open-Source Registrar Platform For .Gov Domain

The agency is looking for support services to help manage the .gov registry as it takes control of the top-level domain from GSA.

The State of Data Security in the Federal Government

Most agencies don’t have a solid grasp of what data they have or where it is located.

Bill Would Require Federal Agencies and Contractors to Report Cyber Intrusions Within 24 Hours

The bill leaves it up to an interagency rulemaking process to determine whether entities would be required to report incidents they’re aware of but not directly involved in.

TSA’s New Cybersecurity Rules for Pipelines to Be Kept on Need-to-Know Basis 

The details of a second set of security regulations will not be released publicly. 

DOD’s Forecast Post-JEDI: Multi-Cloud with a Chance of Peril

The Defense Department's needs are diverse and have become even more disparate amidst the post-SolarWinds landscape.