Government IT Security Management
- 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.
- September 06, 2016
President Obama said he wants to avoid a cyber-Cold War and urged nations to focus more on the dangers of non-state actors and less on a potential cyber arms race.
- September 01, 2016
FBI Director James Comey wants to have an 'adult' conversation on the encryption debate, but many think that means ignoring experts and embracing the 'going dark' argument.
- August 30, 2016
Election registration databases in two states were attacked and the resulting voter data breach has led to questions of possible election tampering and inadequate state security.
- 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.