Security / Cybersecurity

NIST sets security approach for cloud computing

New guidelines from the National Institute of Standards and Technology offer recommendations agencies should consider when outsourcing data, applications and infrastructure to a public cloud environment.

Anonymous hacks FTC website

Anonymous claims credit for bringing down a federal website.

More feds use mobile devices for work than expected

New research shows significant use of mobile devices among federal IT workers.

Agencies' needs could imperil FedRAMP

The specific requirements some federal agencies have could undercut the standardized approach of the Federal Risk Authorization Management Program, industry experts say.

New program points cyber pros toward government careers

Professional association beefs up its program to target early-career cybersecurity workers.

Defense cloud plans still up in the air

Defense Department plans for migrating services to commercial clouds will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Hackers claim take-down of DOJ website

Anonymous targets Justice Department after feds shut down media-sharing site.

Internet piracy bills stall as public outcry builds

A well-orchestrated campaign against anti-piracy bills in the House and Senate has persuaded legislators to reconsider provisions for filtering and blocking sites on the Internet.

DHS takes key role in DOD cybersecurity program

DHS' new role marks a milestone for the data-sharing effort as it grows past pilot-program status.

DISA details streamlining plan for 2012

DISA is taking aim at enterprise capabilities, beginning immediately with combining offices to streamline and focusing on cybersecurity as a priority.

US power grid gets better cyber defenses thanks to new initiative

A new initiative between government and private sector aims to boost cybersecurity for the power grid and keep hackers at bay.

Facial recognition technology creates privacy headaches for agencies

As some federal agencies embrace the facial recognition tools, others raise the privacy flag.

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