The House of Representatives passed a bill requiring the Department of Homeland Security to inform Congress about how it makes vulnerability disclosure decisions.
A DHS official touted better relationships with state and local governments, increased information sharing and better tools as election security areas of focus before the upcoming midterm elections.
Two Democratic senators are looking to create a new cybersecurity office at the Federal Trade Commission to police data breaches at credit reporting agencies.
Without the proper protections, threat intelligence can do more harm than good.
A D.C.-based think tank is launching a new cybersecurity strategy group to be led by the chair of the House's key IT panel and an Obama administration security adviser.
New guidance required under the cybersecurity EO suggests that government purchasing power could induce tech manufacturers, especially in the emerging IoT space, to market more secure devices.
Patches can mitigate some of the vulnerabilities found in virtually every processor, but a DHS spokesperson said decisions on hardware replacement will be left up to individual agencies and CIOs.
Agencies could soon be leaders in authenticating email, but there still much work to be done.
Government application of the ledger technology lags behind the hype, but expect more experiments to take off in the coming months.
While nearly half of federal domains have put policies in place to alert against email spoofing, there's a lot more work to be done.
DHS is looking at increasing the use of proactive agreements with critical infrastructure entities to prevent and mitigate cyberattacks.
Why modernizing trusted internet connection requirements will help speed agencies' path to the cloud.
At the House Homeland Committee's request, DHS created a working group within the Homeland Security Advisory Council to deal with the challenges encryption poses to law enforcement agencies.
The Pacific Northwest National Lab is offering short-term licensing agreement that companies can use to take tech out for a spin to see if they like it.
In the wake of the attribution, DHS says it plans to take a more active role in combatting attacks that target the private sector.