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Center For Internet Security Opens The Critical Security Controls For Effective Cyber Defense 6.0 For Industry Comment

Government Security News Magazine | Jul 3, 2015

East Greenbush, NY, July 1 - TheCenter for Internet Security(CIS) has made public the latest release of the Critical Security Controls Draft Version 6.0 in its effort to receive feedback from the greater cybersecurity community. CIS, an...

Cardinals Sack Employee After Hack

Data Breach Today | Jul 3, 2015

Sponsored by: Cardinals Sack Employee After Hack FBI Still Investigating Houston Astros Database Breach By Mathew J. Schwartz, July 3, 2015. The St. Louis Cardinals baseball franchise has fired one of its front-office staff following alleged hack...

ViaSat Broadens Government Security Portfolio; Adds New Cybersecurity Services And Products

Government Security News Magazine | Jul 2, 2015

Carlsbad, CA, June 29 - ViaSat Inc.(NASDAQ:VSAT), a provider of broadband and communication technologies and services, has introduced new cybersecurity service and product enhancements as part of its comprehensive government security portfolio....

HHS Mirrors Google, Bank Regulators' IT Shortcomings And More

FCW | Jul 2, 2015

HHS CTO wants 20 percent innovation time policy In its early days, Google allowed engineers to take 20 percent of their time to work on side projects. The unusual move led to such innovations as Gmail, Google News and Google's lucrative...

OPM Breach Reveals Shortcoming In US Efforts To Curb Advanced Cyber Intrusions

Homeland Security Today | Jul 2, 2015

OPM Breach Reveals Shortcoming in US Efforts to Curb Advanced Cyber IntrusionsBy: Amanda Vicinanzo, Senior Editor 07/02/2015 ( 5:57pm) On the heels of the recently reported data breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) which affected...

CrowdStrike Granted Patent For Next-generation Endpoint Security Platform

Government Security News Magazine | Jul 2, 2015

Irvine, CA, July 2 - CrowdStrike Inc., a provider of endpoint protection, threat intelligence, and 24x7 monitoring and incident response services, has announced the company has secured a new patent from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)...

OPM Says More Hack Details Coming, But Notification Of Affected Feds Could Lag

Governement Executive | Jul 2, 2015

A lot of different figureshave been thrown around to quantify the number of individuals affected by recent network breaches at the Office of Personnel Management. OPM itself has stuck to its initial 4.2 million estimate, which agency...

Q: Why Congress Is Jumping On The Open Source Bandwagon

Next Gov | Jul 2, 2015

Members of the House, committees and staff have officially received the green lightto obtain open source software for their offices, andto discuss softwarecode and policy with developers, citizens and other legislators in communities such as...

Why Americans Don’t Trust The Government To Safeguard Their Data

Next Gov | Jul 2, 2015

Nearly 40 percent of people polled in a recent survey don't think their personal information is safe in the hands of the federal government. And that was before the massive breach of millions of federal employee recordsat the Office of Personnel...

Tyler Technologies Joins Cloud Security Alliance

Government Security News Magazine | Jul 2, 2015

Plano, TX, July 2 - Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) has announced that it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within...

VA Gets Serious About PIV, Two-factor Authentication During Cybersecurity Sprint

Fierce GovernmentIT | Jul 2, 2015

The Veterans Affairs Department is using the recent information system breaches at the Office of Personnel Management as an opportunity to review current security practices and push existing protocols that may not have been fully implemented. It's...

After The OPM Breach, It’s Time For I.T. Organizations To Be Accountable

Next Gov | Jul 2, 2015

Jeff Gould is president of SafeGov.org and CEO and director of research at Peerstone Research. In the past five years, the U.S. Navy has removed nearly 100 commanding officers from their positions. While the offenses motivating the dismissals...

DHS Digs Geospatial Data -- But Not For The Reasons You Might Think

GCN | Jul 2, 2015

David Alexander, director of the Department of Homeland Security's Geospatial Management Office, explained how DHS' use of geospatial information is quite different than what people might think. “Our use of geospatial and our interest in...

Phishing Campaigns Target OPM Data Breach Victims

Fierce GovernmentIT | Jul 2, 2015

Phishing campaigns have emerged as a result of the Office of Personnel Management's post-breach identity protection offerings. The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team issued an alert June 30 saying that it's aware of "phishing campaigns...

DHS CIO Restructures Office To Improve Procurement, Oversight

Fierce GovernmentIT | Jul 2, 2015

To better meet information technology needs, the Homeland Security Department is restructuring the Office of the Chief Information Officer, or OCIO. Spurred by initiatives such as the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act, or FITARA, and DHS...

Cybersecurity A Hidden Aspect Of FITARA Reform

i360Gov | Jul 2, 2015

Cybersecurity a hidden aspect of FITARA reform Federal Times: Cybersecurity is at the fore of discussions across the federal government today and CIOs looking at changes coming with the implementation of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act...

Data-Driven Government? Not Yet. Feds Still Manage By Hunch

i360Gov | Jul 2, 2015

Data-Driven Government? Not Yet. Feds Still Manage by hunch Nextgov: If you peruse the federal budget, you'll find more than dozen references to "data-driven" reviews and programs. No fewer than six agencies have named chief data officers since...

Navy, Going Big On 3D Printing Next Year, Looking For Industry Ideas

i360Gov | Jul 2, 2015

Navy, Going Big on 3D Printing Next Year, Looking for Industry Ideas Defense Tech: The Office of Naval Research will meet with 200 industry reps later this month in advance of the Navy's deep dive into additive manufacturing - aka 3D printing....

Four Steps To Implementing New SEC Cybersecurity Guidelines

i360Gov | Jul 2, 2015

Four Steps To Implementing New SEC Cybersecurity Guidelines Forbes: In April the US Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Investment Management released cybersecurity guidance for registered investment firms and advisors. It was hardly...

More Feds Could Get Overtime Pay With New Rule

i360Gov | Jul 2, 2015

More feds could get overtime pay with new rule Federal Times: Federal employees are wondering whether they would be included under a new rule to provide overtime pay for more workers being proposed by the Obama Administration. The proposed rule...

Rule From S.E.C. Would Allow Companies To Take Back Executive Bonuses

i360Gov | Jul 2, 2015

Rule From S.E.C. Would Allow Companies to Take Back Executive Bonuses The New York Times: Senior executives of companies that publish faulty financial statements would have to give back some of their compensation as punishment for the accounting...