The Technology Transformation Service’s bug bounty is a civilian agency first

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 2 years ago

GSA is looking for outside hackers to test the Federalist web publishing service for any and all vulnerabilities.

Friction by design: FBI, DHS disagree on when to tell victims they’ve been hacked

by Chris Bing • 2 years ago

Competing interests exist between two of the predominant federal agencies tasked with stopping hackers from attacking the U.S., officials say, and that dynamic shapes how and when the government notifies Americans if they’ve been breached.

FBI would get $61M to fight cybercrime, encryption in Trump budget proposal

by Chris Bing • 2 years ago

President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint for the federal government proposes a $61 million increase for the FBI and Justice Department in fiscal 2018 to better track terrorist communications and combat cybercriminals.

How infected IoT devices are used for massive DDoS attacks

by Chris Bing • 2 years ago

One of the largest and most devastating distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS, attacks to date used a mix of infected computers and internet-connected security cameras to take a prominent news website down, Tuesday.

New driverless car policy encourages security collaborations between rivals

by Chris Bing • 2 years ago

Newly released guidelines​ published by the Department of Transportation, Tuesday, intend to guide the development and deployment of driverless cars. Proper cybersecurity measures remain a central concern for the U.S. government when it comes to autonomous vehicles, experts say. As part of the guidance, the DOT is making an early push to shape the cybersecurity standards of tomorrow that will ultimately protect future vehicles from hackers.

Startup investors are looking to hackers for help on smart bets

by Chris Bing • 2 years ago

When a rapidly growing startup approaches a private equity firm in hopes of raising money, its founders typically come bearing a powerpoint with information regarding a revenue forecast, tech development plan and a go-to-market strategy, among other things. But today, investors are also becoming increasingly interested in the cybersecurity posture of their portfolio companies and that of the entrepreneurs pitching them for millions of dollars in funding, a group of security experts and investors told FedScoop.

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