Half A Million People Don’t Know Criminals Stole Their Identities to Get Jobs

Auditors found a programming error prevented the IRS from sending out notices.

The Annual Cost of U.S. Cybercrime Could Top $100 Billion

Companies aren’t properly incentivized to protect their networks and we’re all paying the price, the Council of Economic Advisers concludes.

White House Threatens ‘Consequences’ for 2017 Russian Cyberattack

In an unusual public statement, the White House fingered Russia and said it would respond with unspecified “international consequences" to NotPetya.

Could the Military Start Drafting Hackers in Their 40s?

A commission on the draft is studying cutting age and gender exclusions for people with cyber skills.

International Hackers Find 106 Bugs in U.S. Air Force Websites

One bug discovered during Hack the Air Force 2.0 earned $12,500—the largest federal bounty paid out so far.

No Easy Answers, Just More Questions in Major Encryption Report

Any change to encryption policy will require a tradeoff between individual security and national security, a report from the National Academies concludes.

Federal Agencies More Secure than Contractors, Study Finds

Contractors may be a cybersecurity liability, according to the study.

DHS to Scrutinize Government Supply Chain for Cyber Risks

The department wants to integrate cyber vetting into existing supply chain checks.

China's Dystopian Tech Could Be Contagious

The PRC’s “social credit” scheme might have consequences for life in cities everywhere.

Report: Most Feds Break Smartphone Security Rules

Despite agency policies, many federal employees download unauthorized apps and connect personal devices to agency networks.

Trump Has Never Asked Us to Stop Russian Election Meddling, Intelligence Chiefs Testify

The intelligence community agrees Russia will try to influence the 2018 midterms, but they’re less clear on how to stop the Kremlin.

Industry Weighs in on How the Government Can Fight Botnets

Feds need to secure the internet of things and work more closely with private companies, they said.

Kaspersky Sues to Reverse Congressional Ban

The Russian antivirus company previously sued to reverse a ban imposed by the Homeland Security Department.

Chinese Telecoms Could Join Kaspersky On Governmentwide Banned List

The Homeland Security Department banned the Russian antivirus company Kaspersky from government networks last year. Huawei and ZTE may be next.

What It Takes to Become a Cyber Expert

Former federal Chief Information Security Officer Greg Touhill shares what it takes to become a cyber expert.

Agencies Still Lag on Email Security One Month Past Deadline

Many agencies that have added the protection to their email domains haven’t configured it properly.

Trump Budget Gouges Non-Defense R&D by 19 Percent

Meanwhile, Pentagon researchers will get an extra $13.5 billion to play with.

Trump 2019 Budget Boosts Cyber Spending But Cuts Research

The budget also moves DHS cyber research out of the science and tech division.