Cyber Defense

Cyber executive order close, Napolitano says

DHS head defends the need for executive action on cybersecurity, but says it won't include some things that 'only legislation can do.'

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.

DISA strategic plan focuses on enterprise, cybersecurity and efficiencies

The latest document is part of a new, multi-layered planning methodology for DISA.

The bright side of budget cuts

Fiscal pressures are forcing the military branches to collaborate and share, potentially leading to smarter, better IT projects, leaders say.

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.

US not ready for cyberattack, NSA director warns

Legislation, partnership with industry are critical to bolster underpowered U.S. cyber defenses, according to the Cyber Command's chief.

Budget cuts, veto risk complicate defense appropriations bill

The House is getting ready to pass the 2013 defense appropriations bill, but the specter of sequestration -- and a possible veto -- loom over the funding plan.

Cyber warfare: New battlefield, new rules

The old rules of war don’t apply in cyberspace, so the federal government is writing a new book for the new age of combat.

DOD’s top brass blast sequestration, emphasize cyber in Senate testimonies

A "cyber Pearl Harbor is a real possibility, defense secretary warns.

Senators drafting bipartisan compromise on cybersecurity legislation

As Congress battles over cybersecurity laws, a few lawmakers are looking for agreement.

Senate version of defense bill tackles cyber workforce, procurement

The Senate's defense bill is $3 billion more than the president's request and doesn't account for the budget cuts of sequestration.

Defense Authorization begins its long journey through the House

House defense bill asks for $3 billion more than the Obama administration's plan.

Congressman plans cyber workforce development efforts

Rep. Jim Langevin is looking to catalyze better cyber training and expertise at the federal, state and local levels.

DOD to expand public-private cybersecurity project

The Defense Department is set to broaden a pilot program from 37 participants to 200, according to the DOD CIO.

White House cyber czar launching war on botnets

A new White House-led working group will develop policies and strategies to fight botnets.

Full-range arsenal, portfolio approach necessary for cyber defense

A multi-layered approach, from deterrents to retaliation, is critical to defending networks, according to a panel of cybersecurity experts at FOSE.

Innovation leadership makes US a cyber target

One former NSA official says both government and industry organizations need to improve the security of their intellectual capital.