Cybersecurity

How DHS is Trying to Separate Quality Cyber Tools from Snake Oil

The department is investing in ways to do apples-to-apples comparisons of the many cyber solutions on the market.

Senate Bill Would Force Security Clearance Reforms

It also would require the director of National Intelligence to rethink the SF-86 form and process.

Agencies Increase FITARA Scores

Eleven agencies increased their grade and 13 remained the same.

CBP Officers Aren’t Deleting Data After Warrantless Device Searches, IG Says

An inspector general report found Border Patrol officers didn’t follow standard procedures during device searches, mostly because those procedures weren’t clearly laid out.

OMB Redefines Government's 'Crown Jewels'

A new policy memo expands the government’s guidance for protecting high-value assets to include every agency and office and broadens the definition of “value.”

IARPA Is Trying Keep Adversaries From Corrupting AI Tools

Could cyber adversaries be training the government’s artificial intelligence tools to fail?

Russia Launched Cyber Attacks Against Ukraine Before Ship Seizures, Firm Says

Researchers claim to have uncovered Russian cyber attacks aimed at the Ukrainian military and government before and during the Sea of Azov captures.

Lawmaker Calls for Shifting Defense Funds to Combat Cyber Threats

The Defense Department would get more bang for its buck with digital tools than “20th-century” weapons, Sen. Mark Warner said.

Marine Cyber Command Is Getting In On Other Transaction Contracting

The Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command’s executive director said the command expects to sign its first OT contract in the coming days.

Safari Browser Is Testing USB Security Keys

It's the latest web browser to add a boost user security.

Pentagon Considers Cybersecurity Certification for Its Contractors

It’s still unclear what would be required for certification or how much it would cost for businesses.

The U.S. Just Declared War on the Chinese Company It Loves to Hate Most

Huawei has largely been shut out of the U.S. since 2012.

DHS Invests in 2 Companies for Data Privacy Tools

The awards are part of the department’s Data Privacy portfolio that focuses on sensors, autonomous systems and other emerging tech.