GSA Needs to Verify Who’s Logging in to Login.gov

GSA wants to make it easier to sign in to government websites without making citizens less secure.

Congress Wants to Ditch Security Questions

But they’re not clear on what the best alternative is.

The Key to Reducing Exposure to Cyber Liability, Part 1

Former federal CISO Greg Touhill explains how to reduce an organization's exposure to breaches and subsequent liabilities.

GAO Denies Equifax Bid Protest on IRS Contract

In its ruling, GAO said Equifax’ contentions were “unreasonable,” allowing IRS to move forward on a contract with Experian.

GAO to IRS: Actually, You Didn't Have to Give Equifax a Contract

Despite what IRS officials told Congress, the IRS did not have to continue using Equifax services in a bridge contract, a GAO official said.

After Huge Hack, OPM Still Hasn't Learned Its Lesson

The Government Accountability Office found OPM is taking greater risks with its systems and data than it should.

The Cyber Advice Tech Titans Gave the White House Behind Closed Doors

White House Cyber Coordinator Rob Joyce shared what private-sector tech executives told the American Technology Council.

'Hey Siri, Call in an Airstrike': Army Seeks to Outfit Soldiers With Voice-Controlled Gear

To ensure cybersecurity and national security do not become mutually exclusive, the Army is testing various biometric identification methods that can withstand battle terrain.

Crooks Tricked This IRS System into Providing False IDs

The malware successfully obtained 101,000 PINs last month.

Justice, DHS Probe Hack Allegedly Made Possible By DOJ Help Desk

A hacktivist claims a help desk aided his intrusion into a computer containing contact information on some 9,000 DHS personnel and 20,000 FBI employees.

TurboTax, H&R Block and TaxAct all Use This Security Feature. Why Doesn’t the IRS?

The Internal Revenue Service is not keeping pace with modern hacking, according to agency watchdogs.

OPM: ‘There’s No Way’ to Isolate Background Check Systems from the Internet

"Air-gapped" computers are used by defense organizations, nuclear power plants and other environments that require the tightest security.

Could Dell Go Too Far on Cybersecurity under EMC Mega-Merger?

Under the $67 billion tech acquisition, Dell's SecureWorks and EMC's RSA Security would both belong to the company Michael Dell started in 1984.

OPM to Fully Do Away with Passwords for Network Access – In 2 Years

Today, all OPM employees need a smart card for network access, but not for all users outside of the agency.

No Touching: Agencies Could Soon Collect Fingerprints from Hand Waves

"Contactless fingerprinting" is seen as more hygienic than ink and paper or computer pads.

Post-Breach, Interior Has Mandated Computer Users Sign On with Smart Cards

The majority of individuals with high-level control over Interior data and networks needed only a password to log in.

In the Future, We’ll All Use Our Phones to Identify Ourselves

The most successful mobile identity services highly depend on collaboration between public authorities, banks, telecom operators and the private sector.

After OPM Debacle, Three-Step Biometric ID Checks Are Coming

Of the 24 major federal departments, OPM and 15 other agencies can log into government systems with only a username and password.