Cybersecurity

White House Sets Deadlines for Agencies to Protect Their Digital Crown Jewels

The new guidance also requires agencies to justify buying cyber monitoring tools that aren’t vetted by Homeland Security.

Cybersecurity

It’s Time to Organize Volunteer Hackers, Think Tank Says

The Civilian Cyber Corps would be modeled on the Civil Air Patrol and volunteer firefighters.

Cybersecurity

DHS Report Urges Research into Cyber Market Failures

The research road map urges examining the long-term effects of laws, regulations and supply chain vulnerabilities.

Cybersecurity

DHS Plans to Rejigger Government’s Cyber Sensor System for Move to Cloud

The government’s current system of Einstein cyber threat sensors isn’t well-suited to the scale and complexity of cloud systems.

Cybersecurity

Survey: Federal Managers Support CDM More Than Implementers

Tech implementers are far less likely to consider the Homeland Security Department’s cyber program effective than their managers—either in its current or final form.

Cybersecurity

DHS Preps Extra Cyber Support for States with Close Midterm Races

The tightness of an election is just one factor in where the Homeland Security Department will field its Election Day cybersecurity teams.

Cybersecurity

CYBERCOM Seeks an Integrator for its Cyber Training Environment

The integrator will pull together disparate parts of the cyber training environment being built by other contractors.

Cybersecurity

GSA Took 800 Days to Notify Some Data Breach Victims

The agency also changed its rules in ways that could make notifications for breach victims less timely, an agency auditor found.

Cybersecurity

Election Day Security Chat Room Will Be Open to More Than 3,000 County-Level Officials

The chat room will operate on an unclassified level and invite participation from across U.S. counties, a DHS official said.

Cybersecurity

About One-Fourth of Government Web Domains Still Lack Top-Level Encryption

The most recent deadline for government sites to be HTTPS-protected passed in February.

Cybersecurity

Global Cyber Workforce Shortage Mirrors Government’s Struggle

The lack of qualified cyber workers outpaces concerns about budget and resources for a large share of the cyber workforce.

Cybersecurity

Only Two-Thirds of Federal Domains Meet Email Security Deadline

The government still plans to reach near 100 percent compliance in the “near future,” DHS official says.

CXO Briefing

No Easy Fix for Silicon Valley Angst About Government Contracts

CBP’s acquisitions chief urges patience, understanding over protests against border contracts.

Cybersecurity

DHS Reveals New Details About Its Supply Chain Initiative

The program will be based primarily on unclassified information, the department said.

Cybersecurity

Voting Experts: Why the Heck Are People Still Voting Online?

At least 100,000 online ballots—including the votes of overseas military personnel—were cast in 2016.

Cybersecurity

GAO: Vulnerabilities Plague 'Entire Generation' of U.S. Weapons Systems

Defense officials were often unaware of vulnerabilities and didn’t notice they were being exploited.

Cybersecurity

DHS Research Wing Remains Vulnerable to Insider Threats

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

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