Cybersecurity

Government Watchdog Welcomes Treasury’s Data Collection on Cyber Insurance Claims

A Government Accountability Office report on the Treasury Department’s role in shaping the market for cybersecurity insurance is expected next spring.

NSA, CISA Say Industry Should Use Attestation Technology to Secure 5G Environments

The tech can provide evidence of compliance with configuration standards and detect anomalies in complex multi-tenant, multi-cloud computing architectures.

Pentagon Officials Rethinking Cyber's Role in National Defense Strategy

Cyber policy lead Mieke Eoyang discussed the Defense Department’s role in the nation’s cybersecurity posture, including in defending elections and countering ransomware attacks. 

The State of the Federal Tech Workforce

Agencies have struggled to hire IT and cyber professionals but some are finding alternative ways to fill the talent gap.

Info Sharing and Securing Critical Infrastructure Top Key Congressman's Cybersecurity Priorities

“My colleagues see an urgency for new legislation now, in a way that wouldn’t be possible a few years ago," said Rep. James Langevin.

FISMA Update Excluded From Senate NDAA Amendment

Language instructing the Defense secretary to include CISA and the national cyber director in designing a pilot project for private-sector collaboration made it in.

Technology Modernization Fund Board Offers Insights on Latest Wave of Proposals

TMF is key to modernizing government operations in line with citizen expectations, according to Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer Maria Roat.

CISA Gets Set to Deploy Updated DNS Resolver Service to Protect Federal Agencies

Government entities are required by law to use such intrusion prevention capabilities.

Iranian Nationals Charged with Election Interference

The Justice Department identified two hackers as conspirators in cyberattacks aimed at spreading voter intimidation and election disinformation. 

What’s New for Feds in Windows 11?

Hybrid work environments seem to have influenced the design and features of Windows 11.

Biden’s Management Agenda Highlights Need for High-Tech Federal Workforce

To deliver better citizen services, the government will need a skilled workforce and the technology to support it, management officials said.

NSA Director: Evolving Cyber Threats Require Deeper Public-Private Partnerships

“This is not Cold War 2.0 and China is not the Soviet Union,” Gen. Paul Nakasone said. 

Governments Warn Iran Is Targeting Microsoft and Fortinet Flaws to Plant Ransomware

A warning from allied cybersecurity agencies coincides with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s recent order for agencies to patch a range of vulnerabilities.

Report: 20% of Defense Contractors at Risk for Ransomware Attack

The report measured the cybersecurity protocols undertaken by top defense contractors.

Lawmakers Dig for Details in Federal Response to Ransomware

Agency leaders said they aim to improve coordination among the many agencies with cybersecurity missions.

US Partnering with Israel to Counter Ransomware, Regulate FinTech

Israel’s NSO Group represents just one aspect of the country’s lively tech industry, which may be about to get another energizing jolt from its government.