Cybersecurity

Pentagon Must Focus on Reliability When Buying Weapons Systems, Auditor Says

The Government Accountability Office report holds implications for cybersecurity considerations in procurement processes.

As Putin Schemes to Extend His Reign, Expect New Forms of Internet Repression

Russia under a president-for-life will likely grow more insular and less open to Western influence.

Report: Feds Are Increasingly Interested in Leaving for Certain Private Sector Jobs

An estimated 50% pay gap in technology jobs could be a driving factor, researchers say.

DOD Aims to Issue Proposed Rule for Certifying Contractors’ Cybersecurity in the Fall 

Requests for proposals are still expected to include related requirements at that time.

Cyberspace Is the Next Front in Iran-U.S. Conflict—and Private Companies May Bear the Brunt

Businesses are at high risk, and strict American criminal laws prohibit many forms of cyber self-defense by private companies.

CISA Says Agencies Have 10 Days to Patch NSA-Spotted Microsoft Vulnerability

The National Security Agency discovered and disclosed a severe flaw in Windows 10 to build trust with industry partners, an official said.

Telecom, Software Industry Groups Push Back on Commerce’s Proposed Supply Chain Rule 

One group suggested the proposed rule to ban U.S. entities from buying information technology from foreign adversaries could be illegal.

Iran Is Expanding Its Online Disinformation Operations

Tehran isn’t as practiced as Moscow at purveying propaganda online, but they’re no slouches.

Can the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program Secure a Cloud Smart Government?

The good news is that CDM is proactively reaching out to leading cloud service providers for soltuions.

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OPM CISO Seeking a Small Business to Help Monitor Agency Cybersecurity

The winning vendor will help the government’s HR department track incidents across 1,000 servers and more than 10,000 devices.  

What’s Next for Iran’s Cyber Actors?

The country has grown as a talented, and destructive, network threat over the last several years.

Another Federal Employee Caught Watching Porn at Work

The employee admitted watching adult pornography at work but retired amid a government investigation.

Government Makes Strides Sharing Cyber Threat Information

The government’s only laggard complying with the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 is the Defense Department.