Digital surveillance by the federal government took a hit and then landed softly as controversial portions of the USA Patriot Act expired and the USA Freedom Act passed this week.
NASA launched a vehicle of a different kind last week – one that encourages developers to explore the space agency's database and begin using or contributing application programming interfaces.
The Defense Department's efforts to curb insider threats don't go far enough, a new report found.
As the smart grid, cloud computing, cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Things continue to collect massive amounts of data about people, significant concerns about the potential infringement on their privacy are being raised.
With advanced persistent cyber threats continuing to pose a challenge, the Environmental Protection Agency needs to make some tough choices on where it can spend its limited security budget to make the most impact.
The Defense Department's chief information officer signed new guidance for the management of information technology services.
The agency last week announced the release of five new games as part of the Crowd Sourced Formal Verification program that seeks to use gamers to help analyze software applications and make sure they are more secure.
The NARA bulletin applies to chat or instant messaging, texting, voicemail messages that can be attached to emails, and other communications platforms such as social media or mobile apps.
These information sharing and analysis organizations may be an alternative model for organizations that "do not fit neatly into an existing critical infrastructure sector ... or lack sufficient resources to share directly with the government."
An industry group says questions on implementation of the Cybersecurity Framework that was put forth by the National Institute of Standards and Technology in February 2014 remain unresolved, but another Commerce Department agency could bridge the gap with guidance.
The federal government wants to know how best to train and develop the contracting workforce that supports government's Digital Service teams.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is putting the finishing touches on a new interagency report that will advise federal agencies on assessing and mitigating the privacy risks associated with their digital services.
Cyber criminals illegally accessed IRS tax accounts for more than 100,000 people using stolen data from an outside source, according to a statement from the IRS.
The department uses drones to help in search and rescue efforts, drug interdictions and fugitive investigations, among other applications, since they are more cost-effective and safer than using manned aircraft.
The Chertoff Group paper discusses the difficulty for law enforcement agencies to obtain data that is often collected, stored and processed through shared computing services, or cloud computing, in foreign jurisdictions.
MyUSA, a product of the General Services Administration's 18F, is an account management service that consolidates interactions with government websites.
To help bolster U.S. cyber defense, the bill calls for authorizing the president to use military cyber action in response to an attack on the nation, additional funding to the Defense Innovation Initiative for increased investment in various technologies, and more cyber procurement funding.
Americans have "exceedingly low levels of confidence in the privacy and security of the records that are maintained by a variety of institutions in the digital age," Pew said.
Convincing the private sector to share more information about cybersecurity incidents with the federal government will take trust building and a cooperative effort across all relevant agencies.
The Center for Data Innovation report said Congress can help shape data usage to boost economic growth and benefit the public through improved transparency or more efficient healthcare.