Government IT Security Management
- January 20, 2017
Retired Brig. Gen. Gregory Touhill stepped down as the federal CISO, leaving questions surrounding the future of the position and the work he has done.
- January 10, 2017
A congressman proposed adding a Cyber National Guard to the military to protect the U.S. from cyber adversaries. Expert Mike O. Villegas examines the potential drawbacks of this branch.
- December 22, 2016
The congressional encryption working group convened earlier this year to investigate the issues behind strong cryptography and 'going dark' offers some guidance.
- November 23, 2016
A successful hiring event by the Department of Homeland Security calls into question the existence of the cybersecurity skills shortage, but experts wonder if the event was an outlier.
- November 18, 2016
The White House has confirmed that it warned the Russian government about potential election hacking before the presidential election was held.
- November 17, 2016
New IoT security guidance from government agencies take on different aspects, with DHS tackling the basics and NIST giving a deeper take on securing new devices.
- October 31, 2016
In its latest data dump, The Shadow Brokers dropped a list of Equation Group-targeted servers across the globe that may have been used to stage NSA exploits and hacking tools.
- October 18, 2016
A cybersecurity audit of the U.S. Secret Service found 'unacceptable vulnerabilities' that leave the possibility of insider-threat activity and privacy violations.
- October 17, 2016
The first auction of NSA cyberweapons didn't generate much money for the Shadow Brokers, so the group is changing tactics with a direct sale of the files.
- October 12, 2016
U.S. intelligence agencies officially attributed potential election-tampering activity to government-led Russian hackers, and the White House said it is considering a proportional response.
- October 06, 2016
A report claims Yahoo built custom software under order of the U.S. government to perform secret surveillance on all incoming emails, though questions about the program remain.
- September 30, 2016
The FBI confirmed many state voter databases have been scanned or attacked by malicious actors, and it urged states to ensure security is in place and ready.
- September 21, 2016
In this Risk & Repeat podcast, SearchSecurity editors discuss the recent OPM breach report from Congress and what it means for the state of federal government cybersecurity.
- September 09, 2016
A House committee investigation into the OPM breach said leadership failed to implement the recommended security improvements that could have prevented the attack and data loss.
- September 07, 2016
While President Obama said we can still defuse a potential cyber arms race, some experts believe we are already in such competition or already past it and in open conflict.