Security / Cybersecurity


Intelligence director urges Congress to act on cyber threat

National Intelligence Director James Clapper cited threats posed by Iran, China and Russia as dangers Congress must address.

NATO cyber defense lags

The global security organization is running behind in establishing cybersecurity policy.

Feds encourage tech companies to create ID management 'ecosystem'

The federal government wants to be a facilitator and eventual customer of ID management solutions created by the private sector, according to Howard Schmidt, cybersecurity coordinator for the Obama administration.

Federal managers doubt cloud computing's cost-savings claims

Government managers are apprehensive about the security in cloud environments, and many are skeptical of its promises of major cost savings.

Is the laptop about to be obsolete in agencies?

The rising popularity of tablet computers could consign older tech to the dustbin, analyst argues.

Senators propose reform, not regulation, for better cybersecurity

The forthcoming Senate cybersecurity bill is getting criticism for its focus on regulation and is meeting opposition from some legislatiors.

Employees sue FDA over privacy violations

A group of FDA staffers filed suit against the agency for monitoring their personal email on agency computers.

Energy Department to establish new cyber center

Energy Department CIO highlights importance of partnerships in fighting cyber threats.

Feds join fight to protect your privacy

Federal agencies join effort to raise awareness of how information is collected, used and shared.

NIST sets security approach for cloud computing

New guidelines from the National Institute of Standards and Technology offer recommendations agencies should consider when outsourcing data, applications and infrastructure to a public cloud environment.

Anonymous hacks FTC website OnGuardOnline.gov

Anonymous claims credit for bringing down a federal website.

More feds use mobile devices for work than expected

New research shows significant use of mobile devices among federal IT workers.