Security / Cybersecurity


Cloud could squeeze even more savings, says survey

New estimates indicate agencies could save significantly more with cloud computing than they already are.

Controversial cyber bill sails through House

The president has threatened to veto CISPA if it reaches his desk.

DOD to expand public-private cybersecurity project

The Defense Department is set to broaden a pilot program from 37 participants to 200, according to the DOD CIO.

Debate kindles as Congress takes up the latest controversial cybersecurity bill

Like SOPA and PIPA before it, CISPA is raising fears of privacy loss.

NIST tests accuracy in iris recognition for identification

Report quantifies accuracy, speed in iris-recognition algorithms.

FedRAMP comes fraught with challenges

Agency CIOs acknowledge cloud fears, but look to FedRAMP to alleviate some of the concerns. However, FedRAMP poses some difficulties of its own.

White House cyber czar launching war on botnets

A new White House-led working group will develop policies and strategies to fight botnets.

Bring your device, but don't forget security

A new survey finds that BYOD can expose agencies to security risks in a big way.

Cybersecurity reboot: Two game-changing ideas

Some say making IT systems a moving target to hackers and centralizing cybersecurity policy will turn around current flawed approaches.

FISMA noncompliance leaves VA vulnerable

Audit finds Veterans Affairs Department has made strides, but is still not meeting FISMA directives with its information security program.

Is mobile security a losing game?

The government faces a new technology threat in mobile security.

CBP snafu exposes proprietary information

Customs and Border Protection took down documents included in a solicitation for the "virtual border fence" project that may have included proprietary contractor information.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

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