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DHS To Lead Anti-cybercrime Campaign

Homeland Security News Wire | Feb 27, 2015

CybercrimeDHS to lead anti-cybercrime campaign Published 27 February 2015Share| DHS is gearing up to be the leader in the White House's campaign to stop cybercrime. President Barack Obama has called cyberspace the "wild west" and that citizens as...

Tripwire Chief Technology Officer To Discuss Critical Infrastructure Cyber Security Threats

Government Security News Magazine | Feb 27, 2015

Portland, OR-based Tripwire, a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced that Dwayne Melancon, chief technology officer for Tripwire, will present atThe Chertoff Group Security Series. The event takes place...

Feds Dismiss Google's Fears Over FBI’s Hacking Power

Next Gov | Feb 26, 2015

The Justice Department is firing back at Google for asserting that a plan to expand the FBI's hacking authority represents a "monumental" constitutional concern. In a stinging rebuttal submitted this week, DOJ castigated Google, claiming that the...

Preparations For Shutdown Proceed Apace

FCW | Feb 26, 2015

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said he was guardedly optimistic Congress will fund his agency and he won't have to furlough thousands of employees. He added, however, that his optimism is tempered and he is continuing down a pragmatic...

DNI Worries About Cumulative, Not Catastrophic, Cyber Threat

FCW | Feb 26, 2015

DNI James Clapper says the "insidious trend" of constant cyberattacks is likely to continue. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told Congress on Feb. 26 that he is more worried about enduring, low-to-medium grade cyberattacks on...

Cyber Gets A Boost In VA Budget Request

FCW | Feb 26, 2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs, which failed its most recent security audit, is seeking a 16 percent increase in its information security budget for fiscal 2016, as it looks to tighten up controls on the sensitive data of America's veterans....

How Much Cloud Is Too Much Cloud?

FCW | Feb 26, 2015

(Image: ra2studio / Shutterstock) What: "Cloud Adoption & Risk in Government Report," by Skyhigh Networks Why: In order for government to secure all the cloud services it offers and meet FISMA and FedRAMP requirements, it first needs to know...

Obama’s Cybersecurity Initiative: A Start But Businesses – And Individuals – Need To Do More

Homeland Security News Wire | Feb 26, 2015

CybersecurityObama's cybersecurity initiative: a start but businesses - and individuals - need to do more By Frank J Cilluffo and Sharon L Cardash Published 26 February 2015Share| The linchpin of President Obama's recently launched cybersecurity...

Justice Applying Lessons Learned In Kindergarten To IT

Federal News Radio | Feb 26, 2015

Justice Department CIO Joe Klimavicz will join Federal News Radio on March 4, at 1 p.m., for a free Ask the CIO Online chat. All you have to do is register and you can ask Joe your own questions. The Justice Department isn't being picky about...

Administration's Cyber Sharing Proposal A 'policy Puzzle,' Not A Panacea

Federal News Radio | Feb 26, 2015

In its latest legislative proposal on cybersecurity, the White House is advocating for liability protections for companies who agree to share cyber threat information with the government and with one another. But Department of Homeland Security...

President Launches Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center

Government Security News Magazine | Feb 26, 2015

President Obama Wednesday directed the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to establish the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC). The CTIIC will be a national intelligence center focused on "connecting the dots" regarding...

LMI Selects Former Senior Air Force Leader To Head Cyber Practice

Government Security News Magazine | Feb 26, 2015

LMI has strategically hired Rick Lipsey to expand its cyber-related work, drawing on his extensive, expert leadership in military cybersecurity. Lipsey accepted the executive role to help the not-for-profit government consultancy meet a pressing...

Compromise On Info-Sharing Measure Grows

GovInfoSecurity | Feb 26, 2015

Compromise on Info-Sharing Measure Grows GOP Committee Chairman Says He Sees Merit in Obama Plan By Eric Chabrow, February 26, 2015. Credit Eligible...

FCC Adopts 'Net Neutrality' Rule

GovInfoSecurity | Feb 26, 2015

FCC Adopts 'Net Neutrality' Rule New Rule Extends Privacy Protections to Customers By Eric Chabrow, February 26, 2015. Credit Eligible...

Hackers Steal Trading Algorithms

Data Breach Today | Feb 26, 2015

Hackers Steal Trading Algorithms Attacks Aimed at Hedge Funds, Trading Firms By Mathew J. Schwartz, February 26, 2015. Credit Eligible Hackers have been stealing the secret algorithms and tactics used by hedge funds and high-frequency trading...

Lenovo Website Hijacked

GovInfoSecurity | Feb 26, 2015

DOD May Need Congressional Help On Data Centers

FCW | Feb 25, 2015

  Acting Defense Department CIO Terry Halvorsen may need legislation to accomplish his goal of transforming how DOD data centers operate, he told Congress Feb. 25. "We need to look at how we can expand private-public partnership, particularly...

Reward Announced For Cyber Fugitive

Government Security News Magazine | Feb 25, 2015

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in partnership with the U.S. Department of State's Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) Rewards Program, has announced a reward of up to $3 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction...

Cyber Collaboration In Government Still A Work In Progress

Next Gov | Feb 25, 2015

Amid the onslaught of cyberthreats faced by federal agencies, the potential for an even larger and more sustained catastrophic version of a digital attack has become an increasingly real possibility. If such a scenario were to took take place, the...

The Plan To Fix Federal IT

Federal Times | Feb 25, 2015

CONNECT 3 TWEET 2 LINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE The administration is making a significant push to reform federal IT, as seen in the president's 2016 budget request and the appointment of two industry veterans as the nation's top technologists: Google...

DHS: 'We Need To Up Our Game' On Information Sharing

FCW | Feb 25, 2015

Department of Homeland Security officials told a congressional panel Feb. 25 that DHS is developing plans to persuade private industry to share cyber-threat information with the federal government, part of a broad push by the Obama administration...