Cybersecurity

Lawmakers press Trump to sign NDAA in the wake of massive hack

The annual defense bill includes a section on cybersecurity based on recommendations from the Solarium Commission.

Cybersecurity

NSA warns on Russian hackers stealing data through VMware flaw

The National Security Agency says a vulnerability in a software used by federal agencies is being exploited by Russia-sponsored actors.

Acquisition

NSA warns contractors on China hacks

The National Security Agency released details on 25 existing vulnerabilities that Chinese state-sponsored threat groups are using to try to penetrate defense industrial base networks.

Cybersecurity

Intel and BYOD

The intelligence community is warming to the concept of bringing your own device to work -- except when it comes to highly classified work.

Cybersecurity

Cyber Command takes the fight abroad

The head of U.S. Cyber Command defends "persistent engagement" strategy with adversaries, explaining that proactive cyber operations won't lead the U.S. into an "all out war."

Cybersecurity

FBI, NSA reveal undisclosed Russian hacking tool

The GRU malware targets Linux operating systems and is used to conduct cyber espionage on behalf.

IT Modernization

Top secret telework 'is not a thing'

The National Security Agency is expanding its use of Microsoft Office 365 to support unclassified telework

Cybersecurity

NSA wants NatSec users to mask location data

The spy agency is advising users of Defense Department and National Security Systems to take steps to mask their location data on mobile devices and computers.

Cybersecurity

NSA and CISA push guidance for BootHole fix

Federal agencies are moving to put out custom guidance for dealing with a widespread bootloader bug that can be complicated to patch due to software and firmware interdependencies.

Cybersecurity

Spy chief sees 2020 election security as 'number one goal'

Gen. Nakasone's remarks come as a group of former senior officials seek funds to counter the "extraordinary challenges" posed by coronavirus pandemic and foreign interference to state and local election administrators.

Cybersecurity

NSA to release advisory on VPN security amid telework boom

Organizations that spent the past decade hardening their corporate networks must now contend with their workforce signing in from insecure, unmanaged personal devices at home.

Cybersecurity

NSA launches pilot program to secure defense contractors

The National Security Agency is testing a secure domain name system model to better secure companies in the defense industrial base, which houses much of the nation's weapons technology.

Cybersecurity

Lawmakers want answers on Juniper backdoors

Members of Congress are pressing Juniper's CEO for details of an internal probe into how modified code for a compromised NSA encryption algorithm wound up in the company's firewall products.

Cybersecurity

NSA's cyber wing looks to safeguard COVID research and expand outreach

The spy agency's deputy director said its new cyber directorate is focused on protecting vaccine research from hackers and supporting activities that help get Americans back to work.

IT Modernization

NSA warns Russian hackers exploited email flaw

Russian hackers have compromised a longstanding vulnerability in a widely used email delivery software program at least since August of last year, according to an advisory from the National Security Agency.

Cybersecurity

CISA alerts on NSA-discovered Windows 10 flaw

Attackers could use the vulnerability to trick users into installing "updates" from trusted parties that are actually malware.

Cybersecurity

'Technical irregularities' plagued contact chaining at NSA

ODNI's privacy czar said bad data from telecoms irrevocably tainted the contact-chaining process that was at the heart of the NSA's Call Detail Records program.

Cybersecurity

With U.S. cyber policy, clear lanes still hard to come by

The elevation of CISA and maturation of Cyber Command have clarified "big picture" responsibilities for the U.S. government's cyber mission, but private-sector coordination remains a question mark.

Cybersecurity

House passes new stopgap funding bill to avert shutdown

House and Senate appropriators are hopeful they can work out their remaining differences on spending bills in the period after the Thanksgiving recess and before the new continuing resolution expires.

Cybersecurity

ODNI says it does not collect geolocation data under Patriot Act

Intelligence agencies say they haven't used a controversial surveillance law to collect cell location data since a landmark Supreme Court case last year, but reserve the right to do so in the future.

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