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'Cyber Cold War' rhetoric raises alarms

Calls from Capitol Hill for "mutually assured destruction" over alleged Russian hacking are raising questions about whether cyber deterrence is even possible.

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NPPD still hopeful on infrastructure protection

After a year, DHS remains optimistic that a proposed reorganization to link cyber and physical security operations will move forward.

18F offers specs on gov-wide login

In a public notice, the innovation group 18F offered a glimpse into the data a planned governmentwide login site would collect.

FBI ramps up IC3 visibility

The FBI wants to raise awareness about the Internet Crime Complaint Center among the public and local law enforcement agencies.

Naval Research Laboratory

Naval Research Lab seeks cyber help via GSA

The Naval Research Lab will use a General Services Administration contract vehicle to acquire cybersecurity services rather than conduct its own procurement.

More than 5,000 attended DARPA

A word of caution for DARPA's cyber challenge champ

DARPA named the winner of its $4 million cyber challenge, but one tech group warned of automation's unintended consequences.

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Training the next generation of cyber specialists

The U.S. Cyber Challenge offers some of the country's top cyber professionals an immersive opportunity for instruction, hands-on experience and exposure to professional opportunities.

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How social media can help spot insider threats

A recent directive on using individuals’ social media activity in the security clearance process is a good first step, but it could go even further.

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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.

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