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    Digital ID left out of infrastructure bill

    A plan to get federal support and funding behind digital identity proofing as a way to combat benefits fraud wound up on the cutting-room floor as the Senate crafted its $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. 08/12/2021

  • Defense
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    DOD looks for answers on GPS data spoofing

    The Defense Department is looking for technology solutions to obviate the growing threat of location data spoofing targeting satellite-based systems. 08/11/2021

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    Agency zero trust does not start from point zero

    The good news is that consistent IT policy spanning previous presidential administrations has allowed the federal government to slowly put the necessary building blocks in place for the inevitable zero trust architecture journey. 08/10/2021

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    White House orders compliance with 'critical software' protection measures

    The Office of Management and Budget directed agencies to comply with software supply chain security measures as set out in the May cybersecurity executive order. 08/10/2021

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    Inconsistent job coding may undercut DOD’s cyber workforce efforts

    A DOD inspector general audit found that while the Pentagon has made strides, inconsistent job coding for civilian cyber work roles across filled and vacant positions may hinder recruiting and retention. 08/06/2021

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    Strategic Command to lead EMS training effort

    The Defense Department is standing up a new office to improve expertise in electromagnetic spectrum operations under U.S. Strategic Command as part of a new implementation plan. 08/06/2021

  • Cybersecurity
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    CISA launches new initiative to combat ransomware

    The Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC) will allow the federal government and corporate partners share information to combat ransomware. 08/05/2021

  • Cybersecurity
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    Labor Department moves toward zero trust

    Labor Department CISO Paul Blahusch detailed how his agency ramped up its implementation efforts around zero trust in recent months, from establishing an entirely new team to proposing a project for the Technology Modernization Fund. 08/04/2021

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    Coast Guard updates cyber strategy with focus on 'mission platform'

    The updated document aims to provide a clearer map for the Coast Guard's cyber priorities, including mitigating vulnerabilities in the maritime supply chain. 08/04/2021

  • Cybersecurity
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    National cyber director backs new Bureau of Cyber Statistics

    The White House is still considering whether to support the Cyberspace Solarium Commission's recommendation to establish a Bureau of Cyber Statistics, National Cyber Director Chris Inglis said on Monday, while stressing the urgent need for the federal government to begin assessing and publishing data on cybersecurity incidents. 08/03/2021

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    New report details America's water infrastructure cyber vulnerabilities

    Water utilities across the country are plagued by a lack of cybersecurity funding and qualified personnel, a ThreatLocker report warns, as officials work to create new guidelines on securing critical infrastructure. 08/03/2021

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    CISA debuts vulnerability disclosure platform

    Federal civilian agencies can tap a bug reporting system fielded as a shared service by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to gather information on potential website and software vulnerabilities. 07/30/2021

  • Workforce
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    DHS recent hiring sprint shows promise, but lawmakers still see gaps in the federal cybersecurity workforce

    The federal government continues to face challenges in recruiting a skilled cybersecurity workforce, amid heavy private sector demand and obstacles built into the hiring process, but there are some recent signs that longstanding efforts to improve the situation are starting to pay off. 07/29/2021

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    TSA ramps up fuel pipeline cyber strategy

    At a Senate hearing, the TSA administrator updated lawmakers on the implementation of two recent cybersecurity directives issued in the wake of the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline. 07/28/2021

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    House panel advances slate of cybersecurity bills

    Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said eight new bills will bring the United States "one step closer to a safer and more secure wireless future." 07/25/2021

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    The CISO reporting structure is broken

    The commitment to managing cyber risk is a primary concern, but is often consolidated with IT priorities. This creates a conflict – does IT or security come out on top? 10/14/2021

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    Cyber EO compliance is a full-time job

    Unified security controls, supply chain security, zero trust and smart procurement decisions are all pieces of the puzzle. 09/30/2021

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    Leveraging OSCAL for FedRAMP authorizations

    An automated FedRAMP review process will speed up authorizations, drive continuous improvement and put cloud service providers in the driver's seat. 09/07/2021