Cybersecurity and incident response are practices engrained in most every 21st century federal agency. But when it comes to a massive cyber attack requiring the aid of multiple, partnering groups, which agency does what? Last week, the U.S. Cyber Command demonstrated a specific framework for how several critical agencies can play complementary roles in the national cyber incident response process.
The latest virus attack making the rounds uses the name of the FBI and encryption technology to extort money from unsuspecting users. -FedScoop
Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies made almost 150,000 requests for customer information from Verizon during the first half of 2014, according to a report released by the company Tuesday.
Outside of competitive trivia and board games, Watson’s value to society will likely materialize in its ability to produce sought after information from several locales in the time it takes a human to process a thought. And for federal agencies, that means improved services both internally and externally.
Days after the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released its first ever transparency report on data collected by the National Security Agency under section 702 the Foreign Intelligence Security Act, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., published a letter Monday sent to him by ODNI revealing how thousands of Americans may have been the subject of warrantless queries known as “backdoor searches.”
The role of the chief information officer in government is changing rapidly and nobody seems to know with any certainty what the role of the CIO will or should be in the future.
But Deloitte Consulting LLP thinks it knows. In a new report, “Tech Trends 2014: Inspiring Disruption,” the company says CIOs should think more like the risk-takers and captains of industry known as venture capitalists.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee took a major step this week toward overhauling the aging Federal Information Security Management Act, lessening agencies’ static reporting requirements and striking a balance between FISMA’s checklist approach and the emerging concept of continuous monitoring.
The FBI order requests 26,500 licenses for Samsung Knox 2.0, the latest in the company’s line of enterprise mobile security solutions, which allow users to seamlessly switch from personal to work modes without a reboot. Samsung announced the software update in May at the Mobile World Conference to be used on the Galaxy S5, though it is operable on older devices.
FBI Director James Comey testified Wednesday in front of the House Judiciary Committee that a next generation identification database his agency is piloting, which could contain as many as 52 million facial images by 2015, will not stockpile photos of innocent civilians for its facial recognition purposes.
With half of Americans being hacked this year so far, is it finally time for federal law enforcement to take cybercrime seriously? -Fedscoop
The Justice Department announced today it has taken part in a multinational effort, code-named “Operation Tovar,” to disrupt two cybercrime schemes responsible for more than $100 million in losses to businesses and consumers around the world.
A day after the Justice Department charged five Chinese military officers with cyber-espionage, the Defense Department said Tuesday it will continue pursuing military relations with China.
Discussion of the five Chinese hackers indicted by the Justice Department dominated a joint hearing of the House Homeland Security Subcommittees on Counterterrorism and Intelligence and on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies today.
The Justice Department today announced criminal charges against Chinese military officials in an unprecedented international cyber-espionage case.
Long time CIO Joseph Klimavicz is leaving the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and taking over as CIO of the Justice Department.
Documents released by the FBI show the bureau plans to double the size of its facial recognition database by 2015 and will, for the first time, include facial images of millions of people who have not been convicted of any crimes.
After a three-year sequester-imposed hiring freeze, the Justice Department will begin employing federal agents, prosecutors, analysts and other staff as of Feb. 10.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation wants to buy the best computer viruses, worms and malicious exploits that industry has to offer.
Veterans, service members and their families will have a new way to file complaints with educational institutions receiving money through military educational benefits programs.
It was supposed to be the annual worldwide threat briefing. But this year, almost from the very beginning, the hearing deteriorated into a pointed discussion of Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked classified information pertaining to global surveillance programs, and the deleterious impact of the media’s handling of the data.