Info Sharing

CISA Cuts Deadline For Patching Critical Weaknesses In Half

A new binding operational directive requires agencies to patch critical vulnerabilities in just over two weeks.

The FBI Takes Too Long to Alert Victims of Cyberattacks

In one instance, agents waited nine months to tell a company it had been breached, according to an internal watchdog.

What the Pentagon's Partnership with Homeland Security Means for Other Agencies' Cybersecurity

By working together, our government can provide a unified front in the face of an evolving threat landscape.

The New Rules of Cybersecurity

Now is the time for companies to take a fresh approach to protect their data.

The Federal Tech Bills that Moved as Funding Legislation Stalled

New laws call on Homeland Security to consolidate its data and force agencies to improve their websites.

DHS Plans to Rejigger Government’s Cyber Sensor System for Move to Cloud

The government’s current system of Einstein cyber threat sensors isn’t well-suited to the scale and complexity of cloud systems.

Modernizing Government IT Starts with Data

When thinking about IT modernization, organizations too often think at an application level.

Security Clearances Won’t Get in the Way of Responding to Election Cyber Threats, Officials Say

One intel leader urged a “just get it done, we’ll worry about the consequences later” approach to countering threats on Election Day.

White House Official Calls on Industry and Agencies to Share More Cyber Threat Info

Agencies should also start taking more tips from each other, according to an Office of Management and Budget cyber expert.

Here’s What’s Blocking HHS Offices From Sharing Data with Each Other

Agency leaders want to embrace information sharing, but right now it’s uncharted territory.

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Declassified Report Describes Confusion Around Military Cyber Responsibilities in 2014

The inspector general’s report describes poor communication and combatant commanders who hadn’t tallied up their cyber resources.

Government’s Getting Faster at Sharing Unclassified Cyber Threat Indicators

It’s also becoming rarer that an intelligence agency refuses to release a threat indicator entirely, a DHS official said.

Identifying the Cyberattack Patterns and Doing the Easy Stuff

The math favors the attackers. There is little you can do about the attacker, but there is a lot you can do about you.

DHS Stands Up New Cyber Risk Center to Protect High-Value Targets

The center will free up NCCIC to work on cyber threat sharing and incident response, officials say.

The Chinese Government Likely Knew about Spectre and Meltdown Bugs Before the U.S.

Fixing hardware and software vulnerabilities requires global information sharing—and that includes U.S. cyber adversaries.

Trump Administration Considering Regulation as a Tool to Compel Good Cyber Behavior

Regulatory actions will join other tools, such as indictments and sanctions, in the U.S. effort to promote cyber norms.

Only 6 Non-Federal Groups Share Cyber Threat Info with Homeland Security

The government’s big idea to bolster the nation’s collective cyber defense isn’t attracting private-sector participants.