IT Modernization

Contractor agrees to new security protocols after exposing sensitive DISA data to Russia

Netcracker Technology Corp. signed an agreement to keep U.S. customer data in U.S. systems, settling a case that goes back to the Bush administration.

Cybersecurity

What governments can learn from the original Russian cyber attack

Ten years after Estonia's networks came under siege from a Russian botnet, a group of officials gathered to discuss how the incident helped shape the future of cyber warfare.

Should robots kill?

Over 100 robotics and artificial intelligence experts worldwide warned the United Nations about a future of war that includes autonomous killing machines.

Cybersecurity

Trump targets China for IP policies

A new presidential memorandum tasks the U.S. Trade Representative with addressing China’s policy of compelling foreign companies to divulge trade secrets in exchange for access to the Chinese markets.

Cybersecurity

What can the U.S. learn from the world's largest biometric ID system?

India's biometric identification program needs to better document how it's being used by the public and governments, according to independent researchers.

Cybersecurity

ICS-CERT analyzing grid-crippling malware

ICS-CERT is teasing out signatures of a new family of malware to help identify code that targets critical infrastructure.

Cybersecurity

NATO cyber center, DHS probe Petya attack

Kevin Scheid, a 32-year veteran of the DOD and OMB, takes over NATO's Communications and Information Agency as investigations continue into who launched the Petya attack and what to do about it.

Cybersecurity

Tallinn 2.0 refines the law of cyberattacks

While the original Tallinn Manual explored how international law applies to cyber warfare, the newly updated version provides analysis on cyber incidents that fall below the level of armed conflict.

Treasury: No Russia sanctions lifted on U.S. tech

While a Feb. 2 change to licensing rules to allow certain U.S. tech exports to Russia raised hackles among opponents of President Trump, a Treasury official said the policy was in the works for a month in response to complaints from U.S. businesses.

Cybersecurity

Feds help bag international malware platform

Working with other nations, the FBI helped take down a international criminal infrastructure platform that has been spewing malware and ransomware since 2009.

Digital Government

An eye-opening visit to a citizen service center in China

It's easy to assume the United States is leading the way on digitally serving the citizen. Steve Kelman argues that confidence is misplaced.

Cybersecurity

Next steps after attribution: Deterring further Russian interference

A cybersecurity expert argues that the U.S. should enlist other countries in its response to Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections.

Cybersecurity

Snowden no hero, says House intel committee

Edward Snowden claims he leaked more than 1 million classified intelligence documents out of concern for Americans' rights, but a new congressional study says he is just a disgruntled employee.

Cybersecurity

Lawmakers want cyber on the agenda at the G20 summit in China

Six U.S. lawmakers sent a letter to the president asking him to prioritize a discussion of cyberattacks on financial institutions during his upcoming trip to China.

Cybersecurity

Russia reports hack on its federal agencies

Russia's government security agency claims that a professionally planned and executed operation has compromised that country's networks.

Cybersecurity

Should election systems be considered critical infrastructure?

Voting machines and the databases behind them don't clearly fall into any of DHS' categories of critical infrastructure, but some experts say that should change.

IT Modernization

Afghan IT sector growing, with federal investment

The information and communications technology sector in warn-torn Afghanistan is growing with U.S. help, but tracing agencies' exact investments is not easy.

Cybersecurity

Europeans OK trans-Atlantic data deal

One of the major players involved in the lengthy U.S./EU data transfer agreement process gave the thumbs-up on July 8.

Snapshots from a Europe trip during Brexit week

Steve Kelman found himself in London after the big vote, and offers a first-hand report.

Cybersecurity

Chinese cyber espionage drops steadily, report says

A study by FireEye offers a fresh set of data points in China's cyber espionage, which U.S. lawmakers have long characterized as rampant and inexorable.

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