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.

Homeland Security Flexes Muscles with New Cybersecurity Strategy

The strategy envisions clearer consequences for agencies that don’t meet their cyber responsibilities.

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.   

DHS Might Provide Cyber Services Directly To Industry Under New Strategy

The program is a response to a worsening cyber threat environment, Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told reporters.

Lawmakers Question FBI’s Push for Backdoors in Encrypted Devices

They also push a wave of privacy bills post-Facebook’s Hill visit.

What to Know About the CLOUD Act

Lawmakers also weigh in on bug bounties and advance customer experience and open data bills.

State Dept. Reverses Course, Plans to Launch Cyber and Digital Economy Bureau

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson earlier shuttered a cyber coordinator’s office with similar duties.

Booz Allen Hamilton Wins $621 Million DHS Cyber Contract

The six-year project will expand the continuous diagnostics and mitigation services DHS provides to other agencies.

What a Pentagon Report from the Year 2000 Got Right About Cyber War

Many of the issues that concern cyber strategists today were already clear at the turn of the century.

7 Skills Federal Cyber Pros Need to Know

The role of the cyber professional is evolving.

DHS Cyber Info Sharing Tool to Get a Reboot This Year

The goal is for organizations to use the tool to automatically block cyber threats.

DHS Contract Aims To Make Sharing Cyber Threat Data Easier Than Ever

The contract would add advanced search functions to its IMPACT database.

Zero Day Disclosure Bill Heads to House Floor

The bill would put the power of law behind the Trump administration’s vulnerability transparency pledge.

These LA Startups Are What Stand Between Hackers and Your Medical Devices

Some of the most important cybersecurity work is happening in nondescript offices across the nation.

Election Cyber Coordinating Council to be Finalized Next Year

State and federal officials met with election industry leaders to launch the council.