Security / Cybersecurity


Federal IT security incidents increasing rapidly

Federal agencies show persistent weaknesses in their information security controls, GAO says in a new report.

Defense budget cuts inevitable, says former defense secretary

With the nation at a crucial point and the Defense Department facing serious budget cuts, a smaller military force and smart decision-making will be critical, said former Defense Secretary William Cohen.

Rethinking government's biggest IT ideas

Four landmark programs that sought to remake big swaths of government IT face the test of time.

The ideal CIO? Not a tech geek

Mark Forman and Paul Brubaker take issue with OMB's recent efforts to redefine the role of agency CIOs, saying they undermine the intentions of the Clinger-Cohen Act.

Outsourcing IT to other countries adds to cyber risks, report says

A Intelligence and National Security Alliance's white paper warns against the government's global outsourcing practices with respect to IT.

DOD puts bases on alert for Sept. 11 anniversary

DOD has put all its facilities in the United States and some areas overseas on increased threat awareness for the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

Federal data breach legislation stalls

California strengthens its breach notification requirements, as federal legislation that would replace state laws goes nowhere in Congress.

China provides smoking gun against itself in cyberattacks

Do you doubt that China is behind cyberattacks on U.S. targets? China itself provides strong evidence.

FBI deploys fingerprint system for mobile devices

Police officers have access to a new fingerprint checking system that allows them to see if someone is a nationally known 'worst' offender.

China is developing cyber weapons, state-run television says

China broadcasts a documentary that showcases its cyberattack prowess.

Cloud reputation hurt by cybersecurity worries

Former CIO Vivek Kundra promoted cloud technology as a way to save money, but some feds are concerned about its security.

'Anonymous is not unanimous'

Statements after a second breach connected to San Francisco's transit system reveal divisions within the hacktivist group 'Anonymous.'