Cybersecurity

DOJ Indicts Former Intel Officer For Helping Iran Hack Her Colleagues

Monica Witt, a former Air Force officer and intelligence community contractor, also allegedly disclosed information about a sensitive Pentagon program, according to Justice Department officials.

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To Reduce IT Supply Chain Risk, Watch for Insider Threats and External Attackers

True or not, Bloomberg’s recent "Big Hack" article should have agencies thinking about the security of their IT systems.

Cybersecurity

Poor Security Could Leave U.S. Defenseless Against Missile Attacks

The details of the nation’s ballistic missile defense system are vulnerable to inside and outside threats, the Defense Department inspector general found.

Cybersecurity

Survey: Most Employees Unaware of Travel Security Threats

A lot of employees are flouting common security measures while traveling.

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It’s Time to Tackle the Problem of Unapproved Cloud Apps to Keep your Agency Secure

Employees may not realize they're doing anything wrong but these potential leaks still need to be plugged.

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Insider Threats Are Alive and Well. Take These 6 Steps to Reduce Risk.

The recent sentencing of a National Security Agency analyst shows agencies need to remain vigilant.

Cybersecurity

DHS Research Wing Remains Vulnerable to Insider Threats

A six-month review found employees and contractors could undermine mission-critical systems.

Cybersecurity

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.

Cybersecurity

Federal Insider Threat Programs Prevent Multiple Suicides Each Year

Experts said suicide prevention has been an unintended byproduct of insider threat programs.

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Former NSA Contractor Admits to Stealing Confidential Documents

Harold Martin III pleaded guilty to one of 20 counts of willful retention of national defense information.

Cybersecurity

Company That Used Russian Coders for Pentagon Project Strikes Deal

The subcontractor that hired the coders signed a non-prosecution deal to end a criminal investigation.

Cybersecurity

Germany Accused China of Tricking German Government Workers on LinkedIn

More than 10,000 workers in parliament, ministries, and government agencies had been targeted.

Cybersecurity

LA Cyber Center Hopes to be a Model for Cities Nationwide

During the past four years, Los Angeles has centralized its cyber operations using models developed by the federal government and industry sectors.

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Hey, @Twitter, It’s Time to Talk about President Trump

The president’s amplification of the things he finds in his mentions is putting national security at risk.

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The Key to Reducing Exposure to Cyber Liability, Part 2

Former federal CISO Greg Touhill explains how an organization's people play the largest role in reducing cyber liability.

Cybersecurity

All Major Agencies Will Be on Federal Cybersecurity Dashboard by February

The dashboard will help government cyber officials work faster when a new bug is discovered.