White House: Cybersecurity EO is close, will be ‘intertwined’ with IT modernization
The Trump administration is “close” to unveiling its cybersecurity executive order and is carefully aligning its policy in that area with plans for modernizing federal IT networks, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Robert Joyce said Monday in his first public comments since taking office.
Homeland Security’s cyber tool finds huge amount of ‘shadow IT’ in agencies
New cybersecurity tools being deployed across the U.S. government found huge numbers of uncatalogued and unmanaged computer devices connected to federal networks, necessitating urgent modifications to many hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of contracts.
NSA cyber-defense chief: ‘I have never been more busy’
The man responsible for leading the National Security Agency’s defensive mission says his team is fielding more calls than ever from agencies across the government.
Federal officials say their cybersecurity paradigm is changing
Technologies like cloud computing are changing the way federal agencies think about cybersecurity, with more emphasis on network resilience over perimeter security and an overriding need for automation, officials said Thursday.
Trump administration to continue focus on legacy IT
The Obama administration's IT leaders focused heavily on trying to get agencies to move to the cloud, leverage shared services and above all, retire legacy systems. And so far, all signs point to the Trump administration continuing in a similar vein.
As tax day nears, IRS commissioner says taxpayer security is ‘highest priority’
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen wants Americans to know as they cram to file their tax forms before the mid-April deadline, the security of their information is top-of-mind.