Tags Cybersecurity

Pentagon will soon hold contractors to elevated cyber standards

by Billy Mitchell • 6 days ago

An updated regulation requires all vendors who do business with the department to more safely guard "covered defense information" that is transmitted to or stored in their systems or networks for contracted work.

Is HHS’s cyber center redundant?

by FedScoop Staff • 6 days ago

Some leaders in the health care and technology industries say the Department of Health and Human Services’ new national cybersecurity intelligence-sharing clearinghouse appears to duplicate the role of similar entities in the federal government and in the private sector.

The NSA is now sharing a bunch of code on GitHub

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 7 days ago

The notoriously secretive agency has decided to dip its toes into the open source software world.

Feds offered cybersecurity help in 2016 election, but states resisted

by FedScoop Staff • 7 days ago

The federal government offered cybersecurity assistance to state and local entities during the 2016 election, but they resisted the help, President Obama’s Homeland Security secretary testified Wednesday.

The 5 non-cyber challenges facing federal cybersecurity

by Billy Mitchell • 4 weeks ago

Cybersecurity may be the top issue keeping federal CIOs, CISOs and other IT officials up at night — but it doesn't exist in a vacuum alone.

Bill would require Pentagon to tell Congress about active ‘special cyber operations’

by FedScoop Staff • 4 weeks ago

U.S. defense officials already notify lawmakers about such operations, but do so at their own discretion as there is no specific law currently in place to guide these private discussions.