• Cybersecurity

    Why is no one raising a hand to regulate the internet of things?

    The U.S. is developing a pair of reports dealing with cybersecurity standards for internet-of-things devices and combatting botnets, but recommendations will be non-binding and officials said not to expect a significant federal regulatory push. 03/16/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    U.S. hits back at Russian spies, cyber groups

    The U.S. imposed sanctions on Russian hacking groups and related officials, while publicly attributing an ongoing critical infrastructure attack by a group dubbed "Dragonfly" to Russia. 03/15/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    Lawmakers look to boost Energy's cybersecurity role

    To protect critical infrastructure and the energy sector against cyber threats, lawmakers are looking to boost the Department of Energy's cybersecurity role. 03/14/2018

  • Oversight

    IG: Interior unprepared for cyber threats

    The Department of Interior’s watchdog found the agency's incident response program to be inadequate, citing network users visits to malware-plagued websites. 03/14/2018

  • Comment
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    Rethinking TIC: 3 pitfalls to avoid

    For government to take full advantage of the cloud, the Trusted Internet Connection program should be reimagined entirely. 03/14/2018

  • Workforce
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    Military looks for ways to bring in cyber talent at better salaries

    Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said $37,000 may be sufficient for Hill staffers answering the phone, but is much too low for military cyber specialists. 03/14/2018

  • Cybersecurity

    ARPA-E tilts toward cyber

    The Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy, which focused on making grants and loans to alternative energy companies under the Obama administration, may find a new lease on life as a cybersecurity skunkworks. 03/13/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    Chip maker AMD faces claims of new bugs

    Security researchers from an Israeli company claim to have found over a dozen major bugs in AMD products, but infosec specialists have raised questions around the report's credibility and disclosure timeline. 03/13/2018

  • Congress
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    Warner: U.S. is unprepared for cyber threats

    The vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee believes the U.S. is facing 21st century threats with obsolete technology and old ways of thinking. 03/12/2018

  • Defense
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    Air Force plans to convert IT staff into cyber force

    The Air Force hopes to solve the cyber worker shortage by redefining traditional IT jobs, starting at seven bases. 03/07/2018

  • Congress
    DNI Coats testifies in the Senate March 6 2018

    Senators press DNI on Russian interference, cyber

    Lawmakers on the Senate Armed Services Committee continue to press the administration for a cyber warfare doctrine and action on Russian election interference. 03/06/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    Federal networks susceptible to router hacks, DHS says

    A newly released report and binding operational directive dating back to 2016 reveals alarm from DHS about network infrastructure security. 03/06/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    CERTs warn on botnets, kernel bugs

    Separate cybersecurity alerts from DHS indicate new botnet attack vectors and updates the list of industrial control system vendors facing Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. 03/03/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    Why the Energy Department needs a cyber program

    The DOE wants $96 million in fiscal 2019 to fund a cybersecurity office to help manage threats facing the energy grid. 03/02/2018

  • Congress

    Lawmaker looks to boost FTC power in data breach enforcement

    California Democrat Ted Lieu wants to expand the authority of the Federal Trade Commission to take action against companies who lose their consumer data in security breaches. 03/02/2018

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