Critical Update: Securing Elections And Diversifying The Cyber Workforce

In a special episode, Nextgov speaks with DHS cyber lead Jeanette Manfra about the government’s cyber priorities and challenges.   

The Internet’s Core Infrastructure Was Hacked to Steal Ethereum From a Popular Wallet Service

The attackers exploited vulnerabilities in two basic internet protocols that route traffic around the world.

Government Leads Major Industries In Email Security

Government email security has surged since an October mandate from the Homeland Security Department.

Gmail Unveils Security Features To Protect You From Hackers and Spies

Confidential mode could be popular with those concerned with privacy.

Defense Bill Would Send Military Reinforcements to DHS’ Cyber Mission

The bill would also transfer most of DISA’s network defense responsibilities to U.S. Cyber Command.

Tech Lessons Learned From the Devastation of Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands' CIOs discussed data security, relationships with wireless carriers and next-level training at NASCIO’s midyear conference.

Internet of Things Security is a Marathon Not a Sprint, says DHS Cyber Expert

Adversaries that continuously improve their attacks push agencies to proactively defend.

Report: Insecure Contractor Emails Leave Government Vulnerable

Federal IT contractors aren’t using an email security tool that’s now mandated for agencies.

Lawsuit Over Government’s Kaspersky Ban Hits A Turning Point

The judge in the cases must now either rule on motions in the cases or order oral arguments.

State Reauthorization Elevates Cyber Office Tillerson Once Shuttered

The House bill closely tracks a standalone bill to restore and elevate the cyber coordinator’s office.

The Man Who Harvested Facebook Data for Cambridge Analytica Doesn’t Think He Affected the 2016 Election

Aleksandr Kogan, the Cambridge University academic who created the app that helped the data analysis firm obtain the personal information of millions, finally speaks out.

Lawmakers Want Answers on FDIC Data Breaches and Stingrays

And a new bill pushes for the naming and shaming of foreign hackers and government officials who attack the U.S.

DARPA Wants to Merge Human and Computer Cyber Defenders

The CHESS program would build on DARPA’s autonomous cybersecurity contest and traditional hacking competitions.

Security Gaps Could Let Hackers Edit Government Spending Data, Watchdog Says

New and old flaws in systems at a Treasury Department bureau added up to “a significant deficiency,” according to the Government Accountability Office.  

DHS is Lukewarm on the Bug Bounty Programs Congress Keeps Pushing

A bill mandating a DHS bug bounty passed the Senate Tuesday, but the department says it would duplicate work it’s already doing.