Hacking

SAM.gov hackers used spearphishing, spoofing, credential theft

by Shaun Waterman • 4 weeks ago

An executive whose company was affected the breach of GSA's SAM.gov portal explains how it all went down.

NSA cyber-defense chief: ‘I have never been more busy’

by Chris Bing • 1 year ago

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.

Lawmaker calls out Pentagon for lack of encrypted email

by FedScoop Staff • 1 year ago

A concerned senator from Oregon wrote a letter to the Pentagon's tech acquisition arm wondering why it's failed to implement a basic encryption technology to protect employees’ emails.

Bill would turn government’s vulnerabilities equities process into law

by Chris Bing • 1 year ago

There’s a bill in the works that would codify the U.S. government’s vulnerabilities equities process into law.

FISMA 2016: White House claims progress against cyberattacks

by Shaun Waterman • 1 year ago

For the first time, agencies were required to report only incidents that affected their operations, and to break those incidents down based on the attack vector used.

Proposed ‘hacking back’ bill is gaining traction, lawmaker says

by Chris Bing • 1 year ago

Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., recently proposed a bill that would allow companies victimized by cyber attacks to take “active cyber defense measures” is now gaining bipartisan support, according to the congressman.