In the wake of a major cybersecurity incident last week, federal information technology officials on Wednesday said the balancing act between cyber hygiene compliance and workforce morale remains an ongoing problem.
The government operates a panoply of operating systems on its end points and servers. Never mind Windows 7. You can still find XP, Vista and Windows Server 2003.
The new administration has promised to focus on cybersecurity and artificial intelligence and will be looking to the Washington, D.C. region for new breakthroughs in technology. Chuck Brooks, Vice President of Government Relations & Marketing at Sutherland Government Solutions, says the region should pounce on the opportunity.
Now that it’s Public Service Recognition Week, how about thanking the people in your agency or company that toil to keep your networks running and your data safe?
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee scolded the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Education on Wednesday for not sounding the alarm sooner on a major cyber incident that may have compromised sensitive financial information on more than 100,00 taxpayers who applied for federal student financial aid.
The Trump administration’s first 100 days concludes with several policy initiatives and agreeing to a budget plan to avoid a government shutdown.
The Food and Drug Administration is saving time on cyber incident responses by integrating its watch desk and engineers within a single command center, and integrating its tools to provide more holistic views of its systems.
The General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service just created the Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services Special Item Number (HACSSIN) to add cyber services to GSA’s Schedule 70 to help agencies procure cyber solutions.
Software is the answer for many hacking woes, according to this cybersecurity company founder, who has found that passwords are the simple root of so many breaches.
Saying it doesn’t have unlimited resources to fix all of its cyber vulnerabilities, the Navy is looking to prioritize, including through a pilot program to help commanders understand which cyber problems are the biggest threats to their missions.
The Department of Homeland Security told Congress Tuesday that it’s seeing significant dividends from a new legal authority Congress granted the department in 2014: the ability to force other federal agencies to take concrete steps to improve their cybersecurity posture.
Advocating data center consolidation and optimization as a priority could be a tough sell to the Donald Trump administration, but the federal IT community has courted the White House by framing the issue within the narrative of the president’s soon-to-emerge cybersecurity executive order.
This week, Women of Washington hosts sit down with Jill Vaughan, former CTO of the Transportation Security Administration, and current senior adviser to GSIS. Vaughan talked about her journey to the top of the TSA and gave her advice for leadership within the federal government.
Nearly two years after Congress passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, the intelligence community says it’s laid the groundwork for a public-private cyber threat hub, but it’s still far from the “cyber 911” that lawmakers and agencies envisioned.
In national security, the rotten apples have a lot more potential to do damage than they might in, say, Agriculture or Education.