Cybersecurity

As Telework Becomes the New Normal, Take 6 Steps to Reap the Benefits

This experience and rapid transition illustrated that telework can work, presenting an opportunity to attract and retain geographically dispersed talent.

Government’s Annual Cyber Report Shows Improvements Across the Board

Agencies received lower scores for holding contractors responsible for privacy requirements.

How CISA's Planning to Track Agencies' Vulnerability Remediation

A request for information targets potential vendors to provide a platform that would support and monitor agencies’ efforts.

Bill Proposes Restructuring NSF and $100B to Focus on Tech

The new agency would feature a technology directorate to usher advancements in cutting-edge fields like artificial intelligence, 5G communications and cybersecurity. 

The Air Force’s Platform One Team Thought It Was Agile. Then COVID-19 Hit.

The pandemic pushed the service’s internal DevOps team to hit a 10-updates-a-day deployment schedule for a new secure communications platform.

White House to Seek Comment on National 5G Security Strategy 

The Pentagon and others want to move beyond activities focused on excluding Huawei and other equipment deemed tools of foreign adversaries from the ecosystem.

Weeding Out Fraudulent Unemployment Claims Just Became More Difficult

Millions of out-of-work Americans are filing for unemployment during the coronavirus pandemic and fraudsters are using the unprecedented crush of filings to take advantage.

Census Bureau Seeks Industry Input on Cybersecurity Acquisitions Strategy for Next Decade

With data collection for the 2020 census underway, the bureau is thinking about how artificial intelligence and other capabilities might help address sore points.

FTC Housecleaning Highlights Health Data Rule that Could Be More Relevant During the Pandemic  

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking comment on a decade-old rule that has never been enforced.

Pentagon’s Cybersecurity Accreditation Board Seeks First Class of Auditors

The group seeks experienced professionals to help shape an ecosystem of education and training possibilities for aspiring cyber auditors. 

States Struggle to Get Vote-by-Mail Plans Ready in Time

Many states delayed their primaries to give election officials more time to prepare, but quickly overhauling procedures comes with real challenges. What will it all mean for the November elections?

The White House Is Rewriting Contracting Language to Clarify Security Liability 

COVID-19 sped up some agencies’ cloud migration and amplified calls for cybersecurity assurances.

Senate Commerce Advances Cyber Grand Challenge Bill with Some Tweaks 

Bipartisan support for the bill is driven by a workforce development component.

Contact Tracers Don’t Need Your Social Security Number or Bank Info, FTC Warns

A new text scam uses coronavirus-response efforts as cover to pump victims for financial information.

NIST Wants Help Demonstrating Security Compliance in 5G  

The new project will help develop interoperability among various components of the emerging network architecture.

Lawmakers Want ‘Immediate Action’ to Encrypt Calls Between the House and Senate

The group is pushing for increased security for legislative branch communications due to spying threats.