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Networking Security, Operations Security, Security

The President Is Missing… a few finer points on how the cyber works in this novel

June 18, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

If you hadn’t heard, former President William Jefferson Clinton and well-established mass-production author James Patterson have collaborated on a novel titled The President Is Missing. The book is a political cyber-thriller of sorts, the second such book from a member […]


Federal, Operations Security, Policy, Security

White House names new top homeland security advisor

June 5, 2018

Via: FCW

Coast Guard Rear Adm. Doug Fears will take up a senior National Security Council post that includes being the top White House official on cybersecurity, the Trump administration announced June 1. Fears will double as the senior White House cybersecurity […]


Operations Security, Security

Senate Intel offers election security guidelines

May 10, 2018

Via: FCW

A May 8 report on election security by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence calls for paper backups for state voter registration databases, risk assessments for voting machine manufacturers and better sensor technology for state and local election systems. The […]


Operations Security, Security

Thousands of Companies Are Still Downloading the Vulnerability That Wrecked Equifax

May 7, 2018

Via: Fortune

When the news emerged that Equifax had succumbed to a colossal data breach from mid-May through July of last year, consumers were livid—in part because the ransacking was entirely preventable. Hackers stole 148 million people’s names, Social Security numbers, birthdates, […]


Federal, Operations Security, Policy, Security

You May Have to Wait 2 Years to Get That Security Clearance

May 2, 2018

Via: Government Executive

Security clearance reform is back in the news. Congressional testimony and proposed legislation is drawing attention to the problems with the security clearance process, including a backlog of pending cases which reached 725,000. But there is another number that is […]


Federal, Networking Security, Operations Security, Policy, Security

DHS cyber strategy to land by mid-May

April 27, 2018

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security will issue a national cybersecurity strategy in mid-May, the DHS chief told a key House committee oversight hearing. “It will be shortly, within the next two weeks,” DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told the ranking member […]


Operations Security, Policy, Security, State & Local

Improving cybersecurity visibility and state and local government agencies

April 24, 2018

Via: StateScoop

A significant portion of state and local government technology officials in a new survey say they are under-equipped, under-staffed and under-resourced in addressing cybersecurity concerns. Four in 10 state and local IT leaders say they lack the tools they need […]


Federal, Operations Security, Policy, Security

Senate passes DHS bug bounty bill

April 20, 2018

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security is one step closer to launching a bug bounty pilot. The Senate passed legislation April 17 that compels DHS to establish a bug bounty program. Sponsored by Sens. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Claire […]


Networking Security, Operations Security, Security

Windows 10: Microsoft to boost Linux app security with Windows Defender firewall

April 20, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft latest preview of its Windows 10 Redstone 5 shows off two core updates coming to Windows Defender services. Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17650 (RS5), the version of Windows 10 coming later this year after […]


Operations Security, Security

Microsoft claims to make Chrome safer with new extension

April 18, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Chrome already provides effective protection against malicious sites: go somewhere with a poor reputation and you’ll get a big, scary red screen telling you that you’re about to do something unwise. But Microsoft believes it can do a better job […]