Cybersecurity

Former Navy Secretary: Effective Cybersecurity Requires Persistent Presence

In nearly eight years as Secretary of the Navy, I faced a steep challenge on how to manage cyber threats at the pace of 8 million attempted intrusions a day in an organization of 900,000 people, Ray Mabus writes.

NIST is Hunting for Tech to Secure the Energy Sector’s Network

Officials want to help power companies bolster their digital defenses as renewable energy resources like solar panels and wind turbines introduce more vulnerabilities to the grid.

Senate Intel Committee: Russia Is Already Trying to Influence the 2020 Election

In its report, the Republican-led committee pushes back against Trump’s efforts to point fingers elsewhere.

GSA Certifies Two More Vendors Ahead of Task Order Deadline on $50B Telecom Contract 

Two more authorities to operate bring the total to five, with four more vendors waiting to get certified to get a piece of GSA’s massive Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract.

NSA Warns of Vulnerabilities in Multiple VPN Services

The bugs, which allow hackers to remotely download files and monitor network traffic, are already being exploited by foreign actors.

Do You Know What’s Hiding in the Cloud?

The more complex an enterprise network is, the more difficult it becomes to be certain that everything is configured correctly and adheres to regulations and guidelines.

Protection from Ransomware Attacks Isn’t as Simple as Insurance

In the wake of high-profile ransomware attacks, local governments are looking to cyber insurance to mitigate risk. But not all policies are equal and merit close scrutiny, experts say.

The Pentagon is Standing Up a Nonprofit to Assess Vendor Cybersecurity 

The organization would be responsible for running the department’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification.

New Tech Aims to Tell Pilots When Their Plane Has Been Hacked

Raytheon is pitching a product to detect cyber intrusions into aircraft, drones and even missiles.

DOJ Makes Another Plea for Encryption Backdoors

While officials have long framed end-to-end encryption as an impediment to fighting terrorism, the department is now focusing on its impacts on child sex abuse.

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Attorney General, DHS Secretary Call on Facebook to Build Encryption Backdoors

“Security enhancements to the virtual world should not make us more vulnerable in the physical world,” they said in a letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Agencies Offer Sneak Peeks into Their 5G Plans

From fixing planes before they break to doctors performing surgery in real time from two continents, agency officials are already looking at how faster connections could change their missions.

DOJ: Nigerian Hacker Targeted Federal Employees in $1M Scheme

A Nigerian national appeared in court Thursday facing charges over a $1 million phishing scheme that targeted vendors under the General Services Administration.

Wi-Fi System Identifies People Through Walls By Their Walk

A new system uses video of a person walking to identify that person through walls using two WiFi transceivers.

Lawmakers Press Social Media Giants to Confront Deepfake Threats

Sens. Marco Rubio and Mark Warner want Facebook, YouTube, TikTok and others to create industry standards for handling synthetic content.

Fighting Cyber Crime is Critical for National Security, Says Secret Service Chief

While election interference, espionage and power grid threats get all the attention, nation-states also lean on cyber criminals to conduct operations on their behalf, according to Director James Murray.