Security / Cybersecurity


Alan Balutis

Remembering government IT giants

Columnist Alan Balutis reflects on the important contributions that the late Lynn McNulty and Mark Zelinger made to the federal IT community.

Cyber warfare: New battlefield, new rules

The old rules of war don’t apply in cyberspace, so the federal government is writing a new book for the new age of combat.

Anne Armstrong

Defining war

The nature of war and aggression has changed rather dramatically over the years, and governments are trying to define when and how to use sophisticated new cyber tools.

NIST's new cyber center ready for public-private insight

A collaborative new effort will work to develop cybersecurity solutions and spur job creation.

Cyber incident reports skyrocket over three-year period

Cyber incidents reported by critical infrastructure managers jumped by more than 2,000 percent between 2009 and 2011, according to a new report.

DHS struggles with mobile device management

IG finds the agency's biggest challenge is ensuring the security of portable devices and information stored on them.

Government at high risk of economic espionage

With cyber theft and other crime on the rise, agencies must get aggressive in defense, according to the GAO.

DHS tries to demystify continuous monitoring

Policy attempts to clarify the continuous monitoring concept, part of an effort to improve FISMA.

The arguments for (and against) an Internet kill switch

Panel participants weigh the question of whether the government should be able to shut off Internet access inside the government.

FBI plans iris scan database

The FBI is expanding its old fingerprint database to include additional physical recognition factors.

Budget pressures, workforce woes and cyber threats converge

A shortage of skilled IT pros comes at a time when cybersecurity must compete for sparse funding.

DHS could provide 'security in a box'

A DHS proposal would potentially help agencies solve their cybersecurity challenges.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

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