Cybersecurity

Trump Homeland Security Adviser Bossert Resigns

Bossert was instrumental in developing the administrations cyber policy.

Cybersecurity

The IRS Is Stopping Fewer Fraudulent Returns. And That’s A Good Thing.

The agency had identified only about $46 million in phony refunds as of late February.

Cybersecurity

Deterring Russian Hacking Will Take More Than Latest Sanctions, Experts Say

The sanctions aim to pressure Russian oligarchs to pressure Putin in turn, but it will be a long time before behavior changes.

Cybersecurity

White House: Government Identity Verification Tools Aren’t Meeting The Threat

The order comes as personal information that organizations once used to verify people is increasingly available online.

Cybersecurity

Huawei Pushes Back On FCC Efforts to Bar It From U.S. Networks

FCC’s concerns Huawei is a Chinese spying tool are unfounded and based in rumor, the company said.

Data

GAO: Medicare Agency Isn’t Doing Enough to Ensure Beneficiary Data Is Secure

The agency hasn’t established firm rules for how researchers must secure the data.

Cybersecurity

Here’s What Government Gets Wrong About Bug Bounties

Congress has gone bananas for bug bounties, but they may not always be the right choice.

Cybersecurity

White House Lags Far Behind on Email Security Benchmark

The White House has not installed the DMARC security tool on 18 out of its 26 email domains.

Cybersecurity

$380 Million in Election Security Money Coming Soon to States

California will get $36 million to secure its election systems; smaller states get less.

Cybersecurity

Inspector General Confirms Investigation into HHS Cyber Center

The office previously declined to confirm the investigation into the center, where two top officials were reassigned in September.

Cybersecurity

The FBI Didn’t Explore All Options Before Trying to Force Apple to Break Into an Encrypted iPhone

Some FBI officials were more interested in making a legal blow against cop-proof encryption than in getting into the San Bernardino shooter’s phone.

Cybersecurity

U.S. Seeks to Dismiss Kaspersky Suit Against Legislative Ban

The government filed motions to dismiss two Kaspersky lawsuits Monday, challenging legal and administrative bans.

Cybersecurity

The Big Message in the Iranian Cyber Indictments: Deterrence

The Justice Department wants to send a message to Congress and the public: We’re deterring cyberattacks.

CIO Briefing

CMS Deputy CIO to Replace HHS CISO Departing Amid Controversy

Outgoing HHS CISO Chris Wlaschin has said his March 31 departure is for personal reasons, not a scandal over the department’s cyber center.

Cybersecurity

House Lawmakers Introduce Hack the State Department Bug Bounty Bill

The bill would offer cash rewards for vulnerabilities hackers discover in State Department websites.

Cybersecurity

5 Big Takeaways From Senate Intel's Election Security Investigation

The bottom line is future elections are in danger of Russian meddling and we haven’t done enough to secure them.