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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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U.S. commits $250M to spur supercomputing speeds

The Energy Department has committed over $250 million in research and development funding to six computer makers for the next-generation supercomputer, as China eclipses the U.S. in computing speed.

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Trump tech office reaches out to feds

The White House's Matt Lira describes weekly meetings to forge and foster collaboration across siloed tech groups.

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Want to stop the next WannaCry? Stop classifying and start sharing

The former federal CISO and other experts tell Congress that aggressive public-private collaboration is the key to warding off global contagion attacks.

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FedRAMP trimming approval time, officials say

The time for cloud services to clear the Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program has been significantly accelerated.

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