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Bill would turn government’s vulnerabilities equities process into law

by Chris Bing • 4 hours ago

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

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

by Chris Bing • 1 week 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.

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

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks 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.

FDA approved? Misconfigured networks were connected to the public internet

by Chris Bing • 6 months ago

The Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, failed to implement agency-wide cybersecurity programs, which allowed insufficient defenses to exist on databases, including inadequate encryption on some files, login authentication processes and network boundary security, according to a Government Accountability Office report​ made public on Thursday.

Washington slowly ramping up cyber warfare rhetoric

by Chris Bing • 6 months ago

The way in which Washington speaks about the military’s cyber capabilities is slowly shifting, leaning in recent months towards an outward declaration of strength, policy experts, former intelligence and current U.S. officials described to FedScoop.

Former U.S. intel leaders warn that legal action against Yahoo will hurt FBI cyber efforts

by Chris Bing • 6 months ago

U.S. regulators would be wise to avoid most data breach lawsuits against victimized U.S. companies like Yahoo because of the damaging president it can set, according to a panel of former U.S. intelligence leaders who spoke at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual cybersecurity summit, Tuesday.

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