Cybersecurity

DHS Asks Industry’s Help in Major Supply Chain Security Upgrade

The department wants industry’s input on how to detect malicious and counterfeit tech in the government’s supply chain.

Cybersecurity

FCC Chief: I Was Between a Rock and a Hard Place on Debunked DDoS Claim

An inspector general determined last week the commission misattributed a commenting system outage during the net neutrality debate to a deliberate digital attack.

Cybersecurity

Kaspersky Appeal Hurtles Toward Courtroom Arguments

Lawyers for the government and the Russian anti-virus company have filed their last briefs before arguing before a judicial panel in September.

CIO Briefing

Cyberattacks Haven’t Stopped but Neither Have Bills to Fight Them

Top national security and intelligence leaders pledged to defend the country from foreign influence campaigns.

Cybersecurity

Mike Pence’s Cybersecurity Speech (Annotated)

The vice president delivered a fiery campaign-style cybersecurity speech at a Homeland Security cyber conference Tuesday. Here’s an explainer.

Cybersecurity

Homeland Security is Pushing Hard for More Supply Chain Authority

The department is examining several specific companies as potential supply chain cyber threats.

Cybersecurity

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.

Cybersecurity

Supply Chain Cybersecurity a Major Legislative Priority for House Homeland

The committee wants to broaden DHS’ authority to kick questionable contractors off government networks.

CIO Briefing

Lawmakers Unveil Plans for Agency Telework and Cloud Security

Plus the annual defense authorization bill is poised to pass.

Cybersecurity

NSA Hasn’t Implemented Post-Snowden Security Fixes, Audit Finds

The spy agency also fell short on numerous information security requirements, according to its first public audit overview.

Cybersecurity

Here’s How to Really Make Cabinet Secretaries Responsible for Cybersecurity

The president and OMB director should pester Cabinet officials about cybersecurity regularly, a former official says.

Cybersecurity

Homeland Security Committee Forwards Bill to Prevent the Next Kaspersky

The committee also forwarded legislation to codify Homeland Security’s CDM program.

CIO Briefing

China Won and America Lost on ZTE, but Our Offensive Cyber is Super Awesome

Lawmakers also introduced bills to protect against drones and make sure you get texts about incoming missiles in this week’s bill watch.

Cybersecurity

Trump Administration Plans National Cyber Risk Management Initiative

The effort will include the Homeland Security, Treasury and Energy departments along with smaller sector-specific agencies.  

CIO Briefing

Transferring Background Checks, Boosting Cyber Workforce Are Top Goals of Trump Government Reorg

A White House official was short on answers during a Senate hearing but said background checks and cyber workforce are a good place to start.

Policy

Bill to Block Feds' Personal Email, Social Media Access Advances

The bill would authorize agency leaders to block any website for cybersecurity reasons without negotiating with unions.

Cybersecurity

Pentagon Wants to Move Some Cyber Defense Operations to the Cloud

The Defense Department’s considering a cloud extension of its Acropolis system, which it describes as “where we fight” in cyberspace.

Cybersecurity

Census Should Be More Transparent About Cyber Protections, Former Officials Say

The Census Bureau will conduct its first largely online decennial census in 2020 but hasn’t said how it will secure the process.