Security / Cybersecurity

Tony Scott  (Photo: VMware)

Tony Scott drops the new federal cyber strategy

The federal CIO announced the Cybersecurity Strategy and Implementation Plan on Oct. 30, alongside updated FISMA guidance, all aimed at improving Uncle Sam's cybersecurity posture in months and years to come.

DHS CISO eyes shift from perimeter defense to data protection

Federal agencies are investing heavily in perimeter network defense, but in five years DHS' chief information security officer hopes to see a lot more spending on defense of data.

Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee

Closing cybersecurity's race gap

Government leaders speak frankly about how mentorship for young minority talent could help bridge the nation's cybersecurity skills gap.

Chuck Hagel

At Hagel hearing, hints on budgets and cybersecurity

Senators focus on Iran and Israel, but defense nominee also addresses matters at home.

Michael Basla AF CIO

Air Force leaders tout cyber capabilities

Cyber warfare isn't a new domain anymore, but it still takes time to prepare for it, top Air Force officials said.

padlocked keyboard

Cyberattacks on the upswing

A new survey finds cyberattacks against U.S. targets – both public and private sector – are increasing dramatically in frequency and cost.

Keith Alexander, DOD photo

Is DHS ready to take the lead on cybersecurity?

As cybersecurity legislation languishes in Congress and the president mulls an executive order, critical infrastructure remains under-secured and disputes over leadership linger, according to a panel of experts.

Janet Napolitano

Cyber executive order close, Napolitano says

DHS head defends the need for executive action on cybersecurity, but says it won't include some things that 'only legislation can do.'

Cyber era brings new kinds of supply-chain threats

The military is facing the risk of digital sabotage in counterfeit electronics components infiltrating defense systems.

US Capitol

Is cybersecurity legislation still alive?

Although Congress couldn't agree on cybersecurity legislation earlier this year, at least one member insists it's still possible.

Government said to be making larger strides in cybersecurity

Cybersecurity efforts are starting to pay off and agencies are working together better, says NSC's cybersecurity coordinator.

Rising Star: Chris Ogden

As an incident response analyst at Creative Computing Solutions, Ogden implemented a workflow process undergirding cybersecurity support.

The Fed 100

Nominations for the 2016 Federal 100 Awards are now being accepted. 

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