Government IT Security Management
- 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.
- February 09, 2016
A hacker took advantage of insufficient authentication protocols within the DOJ to perform a social engineering attack, resulting in leaked info on 20,000 FBI agents.
- 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.