Security / Cybersecurity

Botnets beware: Feds and industry team up

A public/private partnership is ready to fight the growing menace of botnets.

Military told to be cautious on commercial social media sites

Reported new policy comes after a recent hack showed the potential vulnerabilities in sites with user-generated content.

Can Michael Daniel make a difference?

Howard Schmidt's successor will take over during the period when getting anything done in Washington is at its hardest: Just before an election.

Feds don't always see mobile as cost saver

A poll discovers feds are enthusiastic about mobile technology and believe it will help cut costs -- but not all the time.

VA may have bent the rules for iPads, iPhones

The Veterans Affairs Department approved iPhones and iPads for its network last year while partially avoiding a particular FISMA requirement, according to a new audit.

Tight budgets should not stall innovation, VanRoekel says

The public sector may have unique challenges but it could learn a thing or two from the industry.

170,000 military dating-site users exposed, hackers say

An affiliate of the LulzSec hacker group is claiming it obtained and published personally-identifiable information for 170,000 military personnel.

Hopes dim for bipartisan cybersecurity legislation

Two Senate bills are stalled while compromise seems unlikely.

What cyber czar's departure means for White House cyber priorities

Howard Schmidt played a key role in developing some of the White House's cybersecurity initiatives. What will become of them when he steps down?

White House cyber czar Howard Schmidt plans retirement

The Obama administration's senior cyber official announces he's retiring to spend more time with family.

TSA reporting on security breaches has gaps, IG says

The Transportation Security Administration is not consistently documenting its security breaches at airports, according to a new audit.

How to make continuous security monitoring work

Improving cyber defenses with real-time awareness takes an investment in planning and new capabilities.

The Fed 100

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

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