Government IT Security Management
- August 12, 2016
The White House unveils a new open source government policy and new research estimates the government's zero-day exploit stockpile to be smaller than expected.
- August 03, 2016
Black Hat 2016 keynote speaker Dan Kaminsky called for more information sharing and in security and more long-term public work in the cybersecurity space.
- July 29, 2016
The White House's new federal cybersecurity plan outlines the responsibilities of each agency in a cyberattack and creates a rating system to determine the severity of an attack.
- July 22, 2016
A DNS DDoS attack hit the Library of Congress, disrupting various Library services and websites for three days before IT staff was able to restore normal functionality.
- July 21, 2016
A lawsuit against the Department of Justice claims the FBI is using outdated technology in order to avoid fulfilling FOIA requests.
- July 15, 2016
An investigation by a federal committee found the FDIC had multiple breaches, including an APT attack, spanning years but hid the hacks from Congress.
- July 06, 2016
The FBI gave a scathing review of Hillary Clinton's email setup, using personal servers for sensitive federal information, but deemed her actions were not illegal.
- July 01, 2016
The House Homeland Security Committee officially proposed the creation of a commission to study both sides of the encryption debate and provide official recommendations.
- June 20, 2016
The director of the CIA denied that a government-mandated encryption backdoor would have an effect on U.S. business, but experts said the statement ignores the global market.
- May 12, 2016
A new bill from the Senate asked President Obama for a cyber act-of-war definition in order to enable a proper response following a cyberattack.
- May 05, 2016
DARPA has decided to take on one of the most difficult tasks in cybersecurity -- building a cyber attribution system to be able to identify attackers and maybe prevent attacks.
- April 15, 2016
Microsoft has sued the Department of Justice in an effort to be allowed to notify users of FBI surveillance requests; expert worried about continuous surveillance.
- April 01, 2016
CNAP articulates the right things, as many U.S. government cyber initiatives do, but what has captured the attention of the Beltway is the billion-dollar budget proposals.
- February 11, 2016
An IRS hack has compromised thousands of tax returns, and the attack was made possible through the use of stolen Social Security numbers.
- February 10, 2016
Obama ups spending by 35% in the 2017 cyber budget, adds a federal CISO and pushes multifactor authentication, but still faces stiff Republican opposition in Congress.