Cyber theft of company data doesn't affect all economic sectors equally, and nor do remedies have a uniformly beneficial outcome, finds research from a group of Brookings Institution academics.
FirstNet has taken an initial step toward the development of applications for the public safety broadband network as well as a mobile app platform.
The extent to which governments can compel digital and telecommunication services providers to hand over data has become the source of renewed controversy since former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden leaked a trove of classified documents to media outlets earlier this year.
Components of the Homeland Security Department continue to have weak cybersecurity practices, particularly with the security authorization process, the departmental inspector general says.
A computer scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology says the advent of advanced persistent threats means years of lip service to the idea of integrated system security must be replaced with real action.
The Transportation Department's information systems are vulnerable to serious security threats due to deficiencies with its enterprise architecture, controls and vulnerability remediation, writes the DOT inspector general in its annual FISMA compliance report Nov. 22.
Revelations of China's cyber espionage do not appear to have curtailed the practice, the annual report to Congress from the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission says. "It is clear naming and attempting to shame will not be sufficient," it says.
A report by presidentially appointed science advisors says the federal government should require regulated industries to implement an auditable cybersecurity process and that the Securities and Exchange Commission should require publicly traded companies to disclose details of their cybersecurity program.
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration looked back through a non-random sample of 19 recommendations that it made to the IRS in recent years regarding security weaknesses. In eight of the cases, the IRS falsely reported that it had completed the corrective action.
The Defense Department may now officially exclude contractors or subcontractors from receiving information technology contracts based on the risk their supply chain poses to national security systems.