Hurd promises more FITARA oversight

October 2, 2017

Via: FCW
Category: Federal, Policy

CIOs of federal agencies that fail to fully comply with the standards laid out in the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act can expect to be dragged into more “boring hearings,” according to Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas). Hurd, who chairs […]

Too noisy, low-level and unethical: Why some cybercriminals hate ransomware

September 20, 2017

Via: ZDnet

With the prevalence of successful ransomware attacks, you might think that all cyber criminals view the rise of file-encrypting malware as a positive development. For many, making cash quickly with the minimal amount of effort is their number one priority […]

US flood insurance program to pay out $11 billion for Texas flooding

September 13, 2017


The U.S. federal flood insurance program estimates it will make $11 billion in payments through the government-run program for flooding in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey, the program’s administrator Roy Wright said on Wednesday. Additionally, in an attempt to make […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

Equifax rival TransUnion also sends site visitors to malicious pages

October 13, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Equifax isn’t the only credit-reporting behemoth with a website redirecting visitors to fake Adobe Flash updates. A security researcher from AV provider Malwarebytes said, a TransUnion site serving people in Central America, is also sending visitors to the fraudulent […]

Policy, State & Local

How state, local government need to build a cyber resilience strategy for email

October 13, 2017

Via: StateScoop

As state and local government agencies fight against an onslaught of threats like ransomware and phishing, a standard cybersecurity strategic plan isn’t enough. Those threats are bombarding agencies at an unprecedented rate — and a good chunk of them are […]

Federal, Policy

White House tech adviser: ‘Way too many acting CIOs’

October 13, 2017

Via: FCW

White House advisor Chris Liddell acknowledged that the federal government may be moving too slowly in filling permanent CIO positions throughout departments and agencies. Speaking at a Government Executive technology conference in Washington, D.C., Liddell responded to a question about […]