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Risky clicks continue to keep too many hackable

In its latest data breach report, Verizon's team lays out the tried-and-true methods hackers are using to own enterprises – and the ways enterprises can fight back.

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NSA official: ICITE could boost metadata capabilities

Regardless of the source of metadata, "you're going to get improvements by merit of how the data is tagged and how the attributes are assigned," NSA Deputy CIO Sally Holcomb said.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)

Senator looks to counter botnets

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) teased plans for legislation against the scourge of botnets at a Georgetown appearance.

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Officials talk candidly about workforce cyber hygiene

Better governance, improved accountability and more training are needed to improve cybersecurity.

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GSA sets summer expectations for EIS, Alliant 2

GSA has given vendors a heads-up on the next steps for its $50 billion EIS telecom contract and the Alliant RFPs.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (Photo by Michael Bonfigli, Christian Science Monitor)

Clapper: Snowden accelerated commercial crypto by 7 years

The director of national intelligence reiterated the view that industry/government collaboration is essential to finding a way to balance privacy and law enforcement access.

FBI warns farmers their crop databases are in danger

A public notice says data-driven precision cultivation techniques are increasingly vulnerable to hacktivists, ransomware and other cyber plagues.

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Why big data needs a soul

The technologies that handle big datasets generated by federal agencies are adequate, but federal agencies have to plumb the depths of data's soul to make it useful.

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FDA's cyber guidance gets key congressman's support

Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) is backing the Food and Drug Administration's proposed cybersecurity guidance for medical device manufacturers.

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Key IT bills show signs of strength in Congress

Two key IT modernization bills could move in Congress, despite the compressed legislative calendar and the politically charged election year.

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Pentagon CIO: U.K. a model on cloud adoption

The British government hosts commercial cloud services within government facilities. That's "the right way for us to go," says Defense Department CIO Terry Halvorsen.

DISA claims progress in classified mobile

A year-old program to deploy mobile devices that can access classified information has gained steam, said Jack Wilmer, a Defense Information Systems Agency official.

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