Cybersecurity

Federal Officials: Tackling the ‘Most Insidious’ Cyber Threat Takes Looking After Workers 

Insider threat is seen as the primary attack vector for intellectual property theft and was reportedly on the rise last year.

Cybersecurity

Justice Department Charges Edward Snowden With Violating Non-Disclosure Agreements

Prosecutors are seeking to prevent the former NSA contractor from profiting from his unauthorized release of classified information.

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Happy Insider Threat Awareness Month!

Insider threats are potentially far more dangerous than those attacking from outside.

CXO Briefing

China’s Spies Are on the Offensive

China’s spies are waging an intensifying espionage offensive against the United States. Does America have what it takes to stop them?

Cybersecurity

Ex-NSA Contractor to Serve 9 Years for Hoarding Classified Information

“Your worst enemy, after the usual suspects, is some of our own,” Harold Martin said during his sentencing hearing.

Cybersecurity

NSA Isn’t Always Following Its Own Cybersecurity Policies, Watchdog Says

The NSA Inspector General found the agency has “room for improvement” in every IT security category outlined in FISMA.

CXO Briefing

DHS Needs to Set Guardrails for Its Expanded Insider Threat Program

As the department starts monitoring activity on unclassified networks, officials need to update policies and procedures to keep the program effective and constitutional.

Cybersecurity

Cyber Espionage Targeting Public Sector Rose 168% In 2018

“Government incident responders must either be cape-and-tights-wearing superheroes, or so stressed they’re barely hanging on by their fingernails.”

CXO Briefing

CIA Veteran Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Help China

Jerry Lee took cash “for life” in exchange for delivering secret U.S. intelligence.

Cybersecurity

Survey: Cybersecurity Threats from Careless Insiders and Foreign Governments Reach All-Time Highs

A survey suggests risks have risen substantially over the last five years, but cyber professionals still feel agencies are doing a good job in IT security.

Cybersecurity

FDIC’s Top 3 Challenges Are All Tech Related

Among the financial regulator’s biggest challenges, IT modernization and cybersecurity topped the list.

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.

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