Government IT Security Management
- February 04, 2016
Former CIA and NSA director General Michael Hayden came out in favor of strong encryption but representatives in Congress and the Senate are continuing to pursue encryption backdoor legislation.
- February 03, 2016
A new report on the EINSTEIN government cybersecurity system concluded that it is only 'partially meeting its stated system objectives,' and needs some major changes.
- February 01, 2016
A new report from Harvard said data 'going dark' in the face of strong encryption shouldn't be a problem for law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
- January 27, 2016
Congressional oversight committee wants to know which U.S. government agencies used firewalls that may have been affected by the recently uncovered Juniper backdoor vulnerability.
- January 08, 2016
- December 17, 2015
Strong encryption and encryption backdoors have become hot topics in the world of lawmakers and politicians, but security experts said those people don't understand the problem.
- December 10, 2015
FBI Director James Comey is sticking to the message that the FBI doesn't want encryption backdoor legislation, but one senator doesn't expect companies to comply without the legal impetus.
- December 10, 2015
The FBI has admitted to using zero-day exploits rather than disclosing them, and experts say this should not be a surprise considering the history of federal agency actions.
- November 20, 2015
News roundup: Rights groups join critics of Safe Harbor framework update, OPM breach testimony pushback, FBI hiring part of cybersecurity issue for Justice Department. Plus: recycled malware, Microsoft's security push.
- November 10, 2015
The NSA published its vulnerability disclosure policy, which aims to balance intelligence benefits with security, but experts said the policy raises more questions than it answers.
- November 03, 2015
Experts approve of the Cybersecurity Strategy and Implementation Plan issued by the White House to strengthen government cybersecurity guidelines and practices, but worry about implementation.
- October 16, 2015
The Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, if made a federal law, would create a uniform set of privacy requirements. Here's a look at the potential benefits.
- August 14, 2015
News roundup: Government email security got pummeled this week with news of hacks, breaches, unlabeled classified data and spying. Plus: Hacking a Corvette via text; Android sandbox bypass flaw; Oracle CSO blogs against reverse-engineering.
- July 31, 2015
News roundup: New threats add to the Tor anonymity debate, as a new browser aims to take anonymous browsing to the next level. Plus: Android security outlook is bad -- or is it? Also, another Xen host escape flaw and Wassenaar revisions put on hold.
- July 23, 2015
The National Guard reported an accidental data exposure affecting thousands of former and current employees was not related to the OPM breach.