Although the Department of Homeland Security has improved its program to monitor the federal government’s information security, the agency still must clarify its long-term planning, reporting metrics and personnel training procedures, according to a recent inspector general report.
Jennifer Nowell, director, federal healthcare and government solutions, Americas public sector, Symantec, discusses cyber threats in government in this interview with FedScoopTV.
Five months ago, President Barack Obama spoke to the American people in his State of the Union address about the cybersecurity threat we face from our enemies. Americans were told the electricity for their TVs, their 401(k) retirement savings accounts, and their vacation flights were all vulnerable to being disrupted or compromised by cyberattacks from our adversaries abroad.
The House tweaked the cybersecurity language before passing the National Defense Authorization Act on June 13, adding three amendments designed to assess the economic impact of cyberattacks, educate small businesses on cyberthreats and assess the readiness of the government’s cyberworkforce.
More than 800 leaders from government and industry joined FedScoop for FedTalks 2013 at the Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, D.C., for a deep discussion of technology in the federal government.
Representatives from the White House, Congress and federal government converged to give their thoughts on how to effectively address cybersecurity. The way the government and the public think about cybersecurity must change, and structural shifts must occur before any real progress can be made, the panelists agreed.
Tom Conway, director, business development, McAfee discussed the new the complexity of cyber threats with Fedscoop.
After recent leaks exposed the more clandestine side of the National Security Agency, the agency’s chief technology officer remained committed to open source, cloud-based software as the best way to consolidate NSA’s servers, save money and protect its systems from cyberthreats.
A “Free Edward Snowden” White House petition may force a White House response before the man responsible for leaking information about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs has even been charged with a crime.
Chuck McGann, chief information security officer, Office of the CIO, U.S. Postal Service discusses the latest with security data analytics.
Never before have all parties in the ongoing cybersecurity conflict between the U.S. and China all taken action in such a short time span to address the issue. But legal complexities and political realities might render any actions merely the first of many steps, according to legal experts.
Neal Ziring, technical director, information assurance directorate, National Security Agency, discusses evolving cyber threats in this interview with FedScoopTV.
When Kevin Charest last October became chief information security officer at the Health and Human Services Department, his first order of business was to tackle governance.
Charles Ross, senior vice president and general manager, network security, McAfee, discusses cybersecurity in this interview with FedScoopTV.
DOD and DOJ are trying to meet budget requirements, while still modernizing data collection and analysis. The solution? Audits, accountants and business school graduates.
The U.S. technology sector is a better place, thanks to the work of House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., named 2013 Legislator of the Year for his contributions.
The cost of data breaches in the United States is declining, but the nation still has the highest total cost per breach and spent $5.4 million on data breaches in 2012, according to a study conducted by Symantec Corp. and the Ponemon Institute.
At the federal level, the reach of data has long exceeded the grasp of government. But recently the government and private industries have developed the capacity to access and analyze that data effectively. If only it were that easy.
Michael Fey, chief technology officer, McAfee, discusses cyber defenses in this interview with FedScoopTV.