Government information security management
- January 15, 2020
Microsoft patched a critical vulnerability in how Windows validates cryptographic certificates that could lead to dangerous attacks, according to experts, and was originally reported by the NSA.
- December 16, 2019
The city of New Orleans declared a state of emergency as the government tries to get systems back online following a ransomware attack Friday morning.
- December 12, 2019
The U.S. Department of Defense has developed a five-level certification framework designed to vet the cybersecurity posture of potential contractors in an effort to avoid future risks.
- November 19, 2019
A ransomware attack on Louisiana government systems has been contained, according to Governor John Bel Edwards, and experts are praising the state's response.
- September 26, 2019
The U.S. Air Force is eyeing an expansion of its bug bounty efforts after partnering with Bugcrowd on a three-month pilot program for its cloud platform.
- June 12, 2019
As local and state governments continue to tackle the evolving threat landscape, experts share tips on how to improve security posture and highlight the resources available for help.
- May 31, 2019
State and local governments are experiencing a rise in ransomware attacks. Experts sound off on what's triggering this trend and offer best practices for defense.
- May 23, 2019
Ahead of the 2020 elections, Microsoft unveiled ElectionGuard, an open source SDK designed to provide end-to-end verification of electronic voting machine results.
- May 16, 2019
U.S. businesses are barred from dealing with Huawei following an executive order from the White House and the additions of Huawei and its affiliates to a trade blacklist.
- May 01, 2019
A new DHS directive placed new deadlines on patching critical vulnerabilities for federal agencies and experts are divided on whether the timelines are reasonable and realistic.
- March 15, 2019
The NSA's reverse-engineering tool, Ghidra, was released to the public and despite some initial concerns experts are generally bullish on the prospects for the free software.
- March 06, 2019
At the recent RSA Conference, FBI Director Christopher Wray called for public-private partnerships to fend off cyberadversaries and threats.
- January 17, 2019
In addition to putting government agencies at risk, the shutdown has impacted federal security services and resources that the private sector relies on to keep enterprises safe.
- January 17, 2019
As the shutdown continues, experts believe government cybersecurity will become more vulnerable, and government IT staff could leave for the private sector.
- January 16, 2019
This week's Risk & Repeat podcast looks at the expiration of more than 80 TLS certificates for U.S. government websites amid the ongoing government shutdown.