Government IT Security Management
- 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A lawsuit against the Department of Justice claims the FBI is using outdated technology in order to avoid fulfilling FOIA requests.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.
- 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.