White House targets federal cybersecurity workforce development in new executive order

by Shannon Vavra • 2 months ago

The White House wants to create a President’s Cybersecurity Cup competition that “will identify, challenge, and reward the government’s best personnel supporting cybersecurity and cyber excellence."

U.S. Cyber Command shifts its view of success

by Shannon Vavra • 2 months ago

Success is “not necessarily [about] the department’s outcome,” but is instead about “how can we enable our international partners [and] our domestic partners in industry to be able to defend those things that are critical to our nation’s success.”

Inside the National Guard’s annual ‘Cyber Shield’ drill

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

Cyber Shield is now in its eighth year and taking place through April 20 at Camp Atterbury in Indiana.

The government’s struggle to simplify its cybersecurity

by Greg Otto • 4 months ago

Cybersecurity simplicity is not that simple withing government.

DHS issues emergency order to prevent agency DNS hijacking

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 months ago

The order out of concern that federal agencies could be vulnerable to cyberattacks intended to gain access to the platforms used to manage domain name system (DNS) records.

HHS sets voluntary cybersecurity guidelines for health industry

by Billy Mitchell • 6 months ago

The new guidance emphasizes the financial and health impacts of cyber incidents and outlines steps practitioners can take to better secure their systems.

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