Security / Cybersecurity


Congress to overhaul federal cybersecurity laws

Congress is asking for input as it overhauls the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002.

Is security the real problem for an intelligence community cloud?

There are other concerns that are, perhaps surprisingly, bigger barriers for intell agencies.

DARPA's advice on passwords: Dump 'em.

The agency's Active Authentication program would use behaviorial traits rather than passwords.

Should you trade data ownership for 'any device' access?

When we give up ownership of information and resources in favor of anywhere, any-device access, we risk trading down on security in the process.

Energy not ready for public cloud

As many agencies migrate services to public cloud environments, the Energy Department is holding back.

FISMA continues to challenge

Ten years after it first passed, FISMA continues to frustrate agencies trying to comply with its requirements.

China allegedly involved in Facebook scam against NATO officers

A fake profile for NATO's senior commander lured other officers into accepting a friend request, compromising personal information in the process.

DHS releases new information-sharing guidance

New guidelines are part of an effort to improve consistency in handling classified information.

What a WWII battle can teach about cybersecurity

A collective defense used in the Atlantic during World War II holds lessons for an enterprise approach to cyber.

Can cybersecurity profit from corporate self-interest?

The telecom industry’s insistence that all regulation is bad for security does a disservice to those who rely on critical infrastructure.

DISA broadens cybersecurity efforts

DOD is expanding the use of the host-based security system to include training and enterprise technologies.

Why the president's budget request matters

Although it's unlikely to pass, the president's budget request shapes the technology agenda.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!