Security / Cybersecurity


Federal IT workforce needs training investment, expert says

Technology aids the workforce, but the government's IT security personnel need investments in training and development opportunities to truly thrive.

Federal data breaches: How long is too long to inform victims?

Informing potential victims of a data breach as early as possible seems like a sensible policy, but it's not that easy.

Executive order could institute controversial cybersecurity measures

A rumored order would allegedly implement parts of a bill that stalled in Congress this year.

Obama vs. Romney on cybersecurity

The Republicans and Democrats each target cybersecurity in their platforms, but much of what they're offering sounds very familiar.

Can mobility escape the security snare?

Federal mobility efforts are advancing fast, but discussions keep coming back to unresolved security issues. ATF's Rick Holgate suggests that agencies are making progress.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission gives tablet PCs a test run

Armed with lessons from other government agencies and strategies from OMB, the NRC is trying on tablets for size -- with some reservations.

GOP platform stresses offense, information-sharing on cybersecurity

Party document accuses current administration of "costly and heavy-handed regulatory approach."

Senator urges executive order on cybersecurity

In lieu of legislation, the president could boost cybersecurity himself, and at least one lawmaker thinks he should.

EDITORIAL: Technology meets cultural resistance on ID cards

In the United States, cultural and political opposition to a national identity card is all but insurmountable. Yet the need for a workable solution grows more pressing by the day.

ID management: A matter of trust

People have countless reasons to support good digital identity management. When the federal government is involved, however, a complex challenge gets even trickier.

Analysis: Why did EPA delay notifying data breach victims?

Although EPA's six-month delay at informing people involved in a data breach drew criticism, the requirements for notification leave something to be desired.

Is the government dropping the ball on cybersecurity?

Despite the potential danger of the cyber threat and a rising chorus of voices urging action, the government seems to be making only halting progress. There are several reasons for that, and no easy solutions.

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