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DHS: Russia tried to hack voting systems in 21 states

DHS officials confirmed for the first time that Russian hackers tried to penetrate voting systems in 21 different states in the run-up to the 2016 election, but said the hacking did not affect election results.

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Why an HHS cyber center could confuse federal efforts

Senate oversight leaders are worried that Health and Human Services' efforts to establish its own cyber threat information center could sow confusion about federal policy.

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VA expects to add an integrator to health record mix

After coming to terms with Cerner on a price for its electronic health record system, VA expects to pivot to finding an integrator to handle legacy interoperability and change management.

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Can blockchain transform ID?

Accenture and Microsoft are teaming up on a plan to use biometric markers in a blockchain platform to verify identity for displaced persons who may lack official documentation.

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CIO: HHS faces 500 million hack attempts per week

Department of Health and Human Services CIO Beth Killoran estimates that the department faces "500 million cyber hack attempts each week" and cautioned that number is only going to go up.

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Survey: Cybersecurity concerns climbing

New study shows national security and cyber risks top consumer's list of concerns, but NIST working to get agencies to build security into systems from the start.

DHS: Health care sector is most prone to ransomware

The Department of Homeland Security details ransomware vulnerabilities faced by critical infrastructure sectors, especially health care systems.

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AT&T rival targets FirstNet opt-out states

FirstNet and AT&T made their plans for states' wireless broadband network available, starting what might be a contentious state-by-state battle.

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Breakthroughs in risk-based cyberattack detection

What government can learn from a utility company's embrace of machine learning.

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Empowering DOD with critical cyber training

The Department of Defense does face challenges in building its cyber force, but there are proven ways to fill the talent pipeline.

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FBI extradites Latvian for malware scheme

The FBI brings elusive scareware suspect to U.S. courtroom to face multiple wire fraud and conspiracy charges.

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Why DOD needs to think long term about cyber workforce

As the Pentagon rushes to fill short-term cyber positions, it must focus on training and recruiting cyber warriors who can anticipate and adapt to future threats.

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