Government information security management
- January 09, 2018
Federal agencies opened public comments on a draft botnet security report born from the 2017 White House cybersecurity executive order, and experts are generally favorable.
- January 05, 2018
News roundup: A DHS data breach exposed PII of 250,000 federal employees, as well as investigative data from 2002 to 2014. Plus, a new bill aims to nix paperless voting, and more.
- December 07, 2017
A new initiative plans Army cyber officer hiring over the course of five years, but experts are skeptical it can attract the best candidates away from the private sector.
- December 04, 2017
The former NSA employee reportedly responsible for exposing classified data to Russian government hackers pleaded guilty and faces a maximum of 10 years in prison.
- December 01, 2017
Exposed data included new information on the NSA Ragtime intelligence-gathering program, but it is unclear if the evidence proves Americans were targeted.
- November 30, 2017
Yet another publicly accessible cloud storage bucket exposed government data; this time it was an NSA data leak which included information on an Army intelligence project.
- November 02, 2017
Two senators introduced a bipartisan election security bill called the SAVE Act, which aims to improve voting infrastructure and harden state systems against attack.
- November 01, 2017
In this week's Risk & Repeat podcast, SearchSecurity editors discuss the recent push from law enforcement officials for responsible encryption and what that may mean.
- October 20, 2017
In this week's Risk & Repeat podcast, SearchSecurity editors discuss DEFCON's efforts to improve voting machine security in the wake of hacking threats during the 2016 election.
- October 12, 2017
The first official report on voting machine hacking from DEFCON suggests the need for pen testing, basic security guidelines and cooperation from local and federal governments.
- September 27, 2017
In this week's 'Risk & Repeat' podcast, SearchSecurity editors discuss the U.S. government's Kaspersky ban and how competitors like McAfee are trying to capitalize on it.
- September 21, 2017
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission admitted a 2016 breach that was previously undisclosed may have enabled threat actors to engage in illegal stock trades.
- September 15, 2017
News roundup: DHS has banned Kaspersky software from use in government systems. Plus, the commonwealth of Virginia decided to do away with touchscreen voting machines, and more.
- August 25, 2017
News roundup: John McCain, NIAC and others called out the administration for not doing enough on U.S. government cybersecurity. Plus, the Ropemaker exploit alters emails, and more.
- August 23, 2017
In this week's Risk & Repeat podcast, SearchSecurity editors examine claims from intelligence veterans that the DNC hack was an inside job, and not the work of Russian hackers.