Cybersecurity

DHS Secretary: No Sign China’s Trying to Hack Midterm Vote

The statement comes after President Trump warned of a Chinese election influence effort.

Cybersecurity

FBI Director Implores Corporate Boards to Join Cyber Fight

Companies should amp up protections and be wary of deals that expose U.S. intellectual property, FBI Director Chris Wray says.

CIO Briefing

Shutdown Averted, Congress Barrels Toward November

The House passed a slew of tech and cyber bills last week, but Homeland Security’s top cyber priority is still waiting in the Senate.

Cybersecurity

Border Agency Didn’t Secure Drone Surveillance Video, Photos for 2 Years

An auditor’s report found major security and privacy deficiencies in Customs and Border Protection’s drone surveillance program.

Cybersecurity

Hackers Report Cites ‘Staggering’ Vulnerabilities in U.S. Voting Systems

The report from DEF CON’s Voting Village found one bug that alone could flip the Electoral College. Another has gone unfixed for 11 years.

CIO Briefing

House Oversight Forwards Bills to Improve Gov Websites, Formalize CIO and CISO Roles

The 21st Century Idea Act would mandate dot-gov improvements including allowing e-signatures for citizen services.

Cybersecurity

Senate Homeland Forwards Bill Making It Easier to Ban Personal Email at Agencies

The committee also passed bills to shore up supply chain cybersecurity and codify DHS’ CDM and cyber incident response programs.

Data

Commerce Department Seeks Comments on Outcome-Based Privacy Protections

The government wants to focus on what consumers should broadly expect from companies, not the methods for getting there.

Cybersecurity

Cyber Spies Don’t Have to Worry About Robots Taking Their Jobs, Intel Chief Says

The intelligence community will still need human analysts even as when machine learning does more, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told students.

CIO Briefing

Lawmakers Weigh in on the White House Cyber Policy

Plus hackers attempt to crack into Senate staff’s personal email.

Cybersecurity

U.S. To Go on Offense in Cyberspace, Bolton Says

The strategy comes shortly after a directive that reduced interagency checks before a U.S. cyber strike.

Cybersecurity

Company That Pushed Hackers Out of DNC Now Protecting Government Systems

CrowdStrike is authorized to protect ‘moderate impact level’ cloud-based government systems.

Cybersecurity

State Department Confirms Email Data Breach

The breach may have compromised employee personal information in less than 1 percent of email inboxes.

Cybersecurity

Government Gets Poor Marks Securing Students' Personal Info

The office isn’t effectively monitoring cyber protections after it shares student information, including with collection agencies.

Cybersecurity

Kaspersky Faces Tough Questions at Appeals Court

The Russian anti-virus software company faces what could be its last chance to make its case against a U.S. governmentwide ban.

Cybersecurity

Senate-Passed Bill to Hack DHS Heads to House Floor

The bill would create the first departmentwide bug bounty in the civilian government.

Cybersecurity

Declassified Report Describes Confusion Around Military Cyber Responsibilities in 2014

The inspector general’s report describes poor communication and combatant commanders who hadn’t tallied up their cyber resources.

Policy

Trump Administration Preps Sanctions Against Foreign Election Interference

The new executive order describes a process for sanctioning digital interference, propaganda and any other efforts to meddle in U.S. elections.