What’s next for agency cyber efforts

When the White House issued its long-awaited executive order on cybersecurity in May, it formalized what many in government had long argued was necessary: adopting the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Cybersecurity Framework and embracing enterprise risk management at every agency. Read why United States government is asking all its agencies to adopt the National […]

Security issues of the top and bottom government organizations

SecurityScorecard released its annual U.S. State and Federal Government Cybersecurity Report, which paints a grim picture of the overall cyber health of the nation’s government entities. Read about the new report by SecurityScorecard which found that government organizations were ranked 16th in overall cybersecurity compared to heavily-regulated industries like transportation, finance, energy, and healthcare on Help […]

100% of government IT workers said employees are biggest threat to cybersecurity

The government sector lags behind others in implementing modern cybersecurity defenses, according to a new report from security firm Netwrix. This failure to update has led to an increase in breaches: 72% of government entities worldwide had their security compromised in 2016, the report found. Read about the new report by Netwrix which reveals that only […]

Is Cloud Security a Safe Bet for Highly Sensitive Government Data?

Read  George Moraetes’ article about whether cloud security is good for storing government data on Security Intelligence : Security is the primary focus of any government agency. One of the most obvious pitfalls of these agencies moving highly sensitive data to the cloud is that they surrender control to a third party. Moreover, nothing on […]

Why We’re Encouraging Ethical Hackers to Try and Hack the Department of Homeland Security

Read Maggie Hassan, Rob Portman explain why Department of Homeland Security is encouraging ethical hackers to hack them on Time : From our personal devices to small businesses to government agencies and everything in between, we are seeing a growing number and complexity of cyber attacks that pose a threat to our public safety, our economy, […]

34 percent of US government agencies have had data breaches in the last year

According to a new report from systems security specialist Thales e-Security and 451 Research, US federal agencies are facing threats caused by legacy systems, spending and staffing issues. Read more about the new report by Thales e-Security and 451 Research which reveals that 65 percent of United States government agencies have experienced a data breach at some […]

A blueprint for the modern government security operations center

Government cybersecurity teams are facing increasingly sophisticated threats, as malicious actors of all kinds set their sights on disrupting and damaging the reliable delivery of public services. Read about the blueprint for modern government security operations center on GCN.

Security Experts Urge White House To Treat Cyber As Serious Business

In light of increasingly apparent, potentially catastrophic online threats to national security, experts from around the country and globe are emphasizing the government’s need to act, and invest, accordingly. Read why security experts have urged the United States government to treat cyber security as a serious business on Forbes.

PAC: Government must ‘raise its game’ on cyber security

“Leadership from the centre is inadequate and, while the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has the potential to address this, practical aspects of its role must be clarified quickly” Brian Lord said the security services only have a “few people” who are able to counter cyber-attacks in an uneven battlefield where the likes of Russian Federation […]

Amid Growing Threats, Feds Need to Invest in Both Digital and Physical Security

Read why Ryan Petersen says that federal authorities need to invest in both digital and physical security on Fed Tech Magazine : While security experts often face a challenge in determining responsibility for high-profile cyberattacks, they generally agree that the perpetrators are usually nation-states seeking political leverage or organized crime or hackers looking for financial profit. […]