ICE launches investigation after data of more than 6,000 immigrants exposed

The probe is being led by the agency's Office of Professional Responsibility and Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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VA admits to improperly disclosing COVID-19 vaccine data for 500,000 staff

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The agency removed a spreadsheet containing personal details including vaccination status following an internal investigation.

Secret Service needs to make key improvements to zero trust effort says watchdog

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GAO says the agency should adopt IPv6 for its public-facing systems and update its zero-trust architecture implementation plans.

Watchdog calls on Census Bureau to improve cyber incident detection and alerting

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The agency says it is working to address vulnerabilities identified by recent penetration testing.

US Merit Systems Protection Board compromised in Iranian government-linked hack: report

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The quasi-judicial agency was hit earlier this year during the attack, according to The Washington Post.

How agencies are moving zero trust from aspiration to transformation

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U.S. federal agency executives share their strategies for prioritizing steps to implement zero trust and establish comprehensive security protections.

Biden administration cyber apprenticeship sprint creates 194 new programs

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42% of cyber apprentices hired through the recruitment push are people of color.

Google to offer Workspace as backup solution for govt entities in case they get hacked

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The new solution is intended to support agencies that are hit with a cyber breach while using a competing tech company's products.

NIST proposes project to improve cybersecurity at water utilities

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Run by the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, the project aims to develop a reference architecture for the sector.

USPTO eyeing encryption-in-use technology to secure claims data

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CIO Jamie Holcombe says the capability could help protect patent applicants' sensitive claims data.

SolarWinds agrees to pay $26M to settle shareholder lawsuit over 2020 cyberattack

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The company also warned that the SEC has made a preliminary decision to take action against the company over the breach.

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