Cybersecurity

House Caucus Announces Website

The House Cybersecurity Caucus, led by congressmen Jim Langevin, D-R.I., and Mike McCaul, R-Texas, launched a new website to provide the public with access to news and information about cybersecurity policy.

Cybersecurity

Defense agencies should provide ways for industry to fix security issues

Provision in Senate Defense authorization bill would allow a top procurement official to exclude a company based on security risks, without a chance for a protest.

Cybersecurity

Bulk Toilet Paper Hopes Dashed

The chief executive officer of Costco nearly got up close and personal with members of the wholesale retail chain a few months ago, when a Google search for the local store in Seattle, Wa. returned his home address (map included) and phone number.

Cybersecurity

IRS (Again) Combats Imposters

Let's say this one more time: The IRS will not send anyone an email or fax, asking for personal information. Ever. Seriously.

Cybersecurity

On The Path Of Least Resistance

A new report shows that cyber "criminals are not hopelessly ahead in this game," as security experts from both in and outside government so often claim.

Cybersecurity

Commerce seeks industry comment on ways to bolster cybersecurity

Possible strategies to encourage best practices include financial incentives.

Cybersecurity

Security Controls At Their Worst?

The Pentagon has launched a "very robust investigation" into the source of the leak of more than 90,000 classified documents on the war in Afghanistan, <a href=http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/07/27/earlyshow/main6716974.shtml>Geoff Morrell told CBS' The Early Show</a> Tuesday, but what few are discussing is how the source got away with it.

Cybersecurity

Meet The 'King of Spam'

Meet Rustock, which M86 Security Labs calls the King of Spam.

Cybersecurity

FCC plan to support emergency communications relies on unproven technology

Many public safety organizations oppose the proposal to auction spectrum to commercial interests.

Cybersecurity

Defense Companies Pay Out

Crime pays, and criminal activities that target cyberspace are no exception, according to a survey conducted from Ponemon Institute and sponsored by security vendor ArcSight.

News

DHS agencies reluctant to consolidate human resources networks

Organizations opposing the migration to new systems say they fail to satisfy business requirements or demonstrate savings.

Cybersecurity

Homeland Security Bill Passes House

Another day, another cybersecurity bill passes in the House.

News

DHS moves forward with financial management system

Congress asks senior executives how a White House moratorium on such projects will affect the progress of the $450 million Transformation and Systems Consolidation program.

Cybersecurity

Inspector general says tax e-file system is not error-free

Security weaknesses persist, despite IRS' claim to the contrary.

News

DHS will establish consolidated intelligence portal

Bottom-up review notes plans to create an information sharing architecture that centralizes departmentwide threat data.

Cybersecurity

White House, executives discuss economic incentives for cybersecurity

President Obama, top federal officials and security experts discuss giving companies that follow good cyber practices reduced premiums for cyber insurance.

CXO Briefing

Homeland Security stymied by shortage of UAV pilots

DHS, which uses unmanned aerial vehicles to spot illegal immigrants entering the country, must compete with Defense for the skillful controllers needed to remotely fly the aircraft along U.S. borders.

News

Senators reintroduce identity theft measure

Bill would require federal agencies and private companies to establish safeguards to protect consumer data and to notify potential victims of a security breach.

News

VA ends financial management modernization project

Department will concentrate on smaller initiatives that have better odds of success and will make a difference.

News

Poor contractor oversight plagues virtual border fence project

Inspector general says Homeland Security has too few managers to properly check on the cost and progress of SBInet.

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