FedScoop asked four leading thinkers in national cybersecurity to share what they would do or change to improve the state of national cybersecurity — beyond the framework.
The number of job postings for cybersecurity positions grew twice as fast as the overall IT job market in 2013, according to a new study.
This week, Threat Matrix wants to know who is ultimately accountable for the nation’s critical infrastructure cybersecurity. Is it the federal government or the private companies that own and operate the majority of that infrastructure?
Senior officials from the White House and Department of Homeland Security Thursday defended the administration’s hands-off approach to improving critical infrastructure cybersecurity, arguing that mandatory regulations would stifle innovation, hurt the economy and raise difficult questions about privacy and civil liberties.
2001 was a turning point for the company that brought the world Windows and arguably, the most popular office suite of productivity applications in history. Microsoft Corp. was under attack from cyber-criminals and it was losing. In fact, internally there were questions about the company’s ability to survive.
Major technology and telecommunications providers are twice as concerned about cyber-risks from outsourcing vendors and are twice as likely to report those concerns in public financial documents than the vast majority of the Fortune 1000, according to new research.
The mobile device and app market may be in for some big changes when it comes to security. And those changes could very well come as a result of new requirements being pushed by the Pentagon. Dan Verton caught up with DOD CIO Teri Takai at this year’s MobileGov Summit.
Teri Takai may have something no other federal chief information officer or industry executive has: a budget and a strategy that just might deliver on the promise of a more secure mobile device market.
A 2013 internal security risk assessment of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ main electronic health record system that warned a data breach was “practically unavoidable” did not consider various security mitigation actions the department had already taken to address a very specific vulnerability, according to VA officials.
Margie Graves, deputy chief information officer at the Homeland Security Department, Peter Gouldmann, director of the State Department’s information risk programs, and Steve Viar, director of FEDSIM at the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service spoke at yesterday’s AFFIRM luncheon about the current status and future of continuous diagnostics mitigation.
A 2013 internal Department of Veterans Affairs security risk assessment of the department’s main electronic health record system warned a data breach was “practically unavoidable.”
The White House announced Feb. 18 the completion of its cybersecurity framework, about one year after President Barack Obama signed an executive order mandating the creation of best practices and standards to help improve cybersecurity.
This week, Dan Verton talks with retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Harry Raduege about his impressions of the newly released cybersecurity framework.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology today released the first version of the long-awaited cybersecurity framework, a voluntary set of guidelines designed to help improve cyber defenses across a wide range of privately owned and operated critical infrastructures.
Russian cyber-crime organizations may have deployed malicious network infrastructure in and around Sochi during the last couple of weeks leading up to tonight’s opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympic games for the purpose of conducting identity theft attacks, warns a new report by cyber-threat intelligence firm Lookingglass Cyber Solutions.
In his first major policy address since becoming the nation’s fourth secretary of homeland security, Jeh Johnson outlined the Department of Homeland Security’s detailed legislative agenda for cybersecurity and pledged to build a stronger relationship with private sector owners and operators of the nation’s critical infrastructure.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is making progress on the digital forms front — the forms used by veterans for a multitude of purposes, including applying for health care benefits. What has until recently been predominantly a paper-based system is quickly moving to a fully digital process, with new initiatives, including mobile forms, on the horizon.
For the third time this week, the Federal Trade Commission testified Wednesday before Congress on data breaches.
Most Defense Department employees have learned to do without mobile computing, and at the same time, they are learning tough lessons about the realities surrounding cloud computing and open source software.
Recent high-profile data breaches at two major retail outlets have reignited efforts by the Obama administration and its allies in the Senate to introduce and pass a federal data security and breach notification law.