Cybersecurity

Pentagon Receives 2,000 Comments on Vendor Cyber Certification Program

The next iteration of the framework will be released in early November, according to Undersecretary for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord.

House Committee Votes to Increase Funding for Energy’s DARPA by $2.9B

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee moved a bill to reauthorize ARPA-E with additional funding, as well as new restrictions and oversight.

Get Proactive to Better Arm Yourself Against Cyberattacks

Agencies must move to an integrated data-driven approach aimed at predicting and preventing cyber threats.

VA Exposes Sensitive Veteran Data to Thousands of Unauthorized Employees

The files included medical records, internal communications and other sensitive information dating back to 2016, the inspector general found.

Industry Wants More Legal Cover for Sharing Supply Chain Threats

Sharing potential threats are critical for ensuring companies avoid shady vendors, but under current laws, firms that do so could wind up in court.

DISA Wants a Pentagon-Wide Identity Management System

The Enterprise Identity Service would let Pentagon officials oversee the access credentials and online activity of every user who touches its networks.

Budgetary, Technical Hurdles Continue Hampering 2020 Election Security Prep

A Congressional field hearing in Illinois highlighted how far states and local jurisdictions have come since 2016, and how far they have to go.

Texas Chief Information Officer Shares Lessons Learned from Ransomware Attack

The 23 municipalities hit in a July ransomware attack put themselves at risk by failing “to follow good cyber hygiene,” the state’s CIO said.

Putting IP Fears to Rest

The government does not need to own the intellectual property for every acquisition.

Featured eBooks

Inside the NSA's New Cybersecurity Directorate

The National Security Agency has a new state-of-the-art center and a new attitude about sharing its threat information.

CISA Official Offers Details into China-Led Attacks of U.S. Managed Service Providers

As technology advances, so do the complexities of the cyber threats targeting the nation. 

Who Wants to Hack the Army Again?

Active U.S. military, federal civilians and individuals invited by HackerOne can participate in the service’s second bug bounty.

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.