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Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy begins with plans to expand

by Dave Nyczepir • 1 month ago

The first cohort was expanded by five virtual training slots, a "good alternative" for future classes, said a senior official.

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.

OPM overpaying for identity theft protections after breach, watchdog says

by Chris Bing • 2 years ago

A newly released report by the Government Accountability Office notes that OPM is providing coverage at a level that is “likely unnecessary” because “claims paid rarely exceed a few thousand dollars.”

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.

MarsJoke ransomware variant targets local and state governments

by Chris Bing • 3 years ago

A recently discovered strain of ransomware dubbed MarsJoke is predominantly targeting local and state government officials by luring them to click on malware-laden download links that appear to offer nonexistent package tracking services.

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