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Beware of the self-inflicted data breach

Verizon report finds more than a quarter of cyber incidents involve internal errors, not outside attacks.

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Increased trust boosts Pentagon-industry info sharing

In the seven years since the creation of the Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Information Assurance program, contractors have become less skittish about what sharing can do to their bottom lines, a Pentagon official says.

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Guarding against Heartbleed not so simple

As DHS discusses the ongoing assessment, cybersecurity experts warn that "you never know when you're done."

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VDI moves to the cloud

To counter the strain desktop virtualization can put on data centers and administrators, some agencies and vendors are turning to desktop as a service.

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Clapper: GEOINT is on the rise

The transparent nature of geospatial intelligence brings added value in the post-Snowden era, the director of national intelligence says.

Feds warn HealthCare.gov users about Heartbleed

HHS officials reset 8 million user accounts as a precaution, though they said they have found no indication that personal information has been targeted.

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Americans wary of domestic drones, wearable computers

A new Pew survey found overall optimism but strong concerns about the effect of specific technologies.

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HealthCare.gov -- more agile, please

Draft requirements for the site's next contract stress open source, iterative development and maintaining the financial back-end platform.

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Heartbleed exploit a reality for Canadian agency

Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested a man who allegedly stole data from the Canada Revenue Agency.

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GAO: SEC needs to bolster info security

Auditors say the commission did not adequately oversee the contractor in charge of migrating one of its financial systems to a new production environment.

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ACLU praises DHS report

The civil liberties group said the department was far more forthcoming than other federal agencies in detailing how it shares and protects individuals' information.

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Is government doing too much on cyber-response?

A new report argues that private-sector firms make better first responders.