The subcommittee will "identify the readiness of the department's lifeline sectors to meet the emerging cyber threat and provide recommendations for building cross-sector capabilities to rapidly restore critical functions and services following a signficant cyber event," according to a Federal Register notice.
As several recent, private sector breaches have illustrated, personally identifiable information, or PII, is not immune to cyber threats.
The Pentagon took down the Joint Chiefs of Staff unclassified email network after it noticed suspicious activity that later revealed a cyber attack by Russian hackers, NBC News reported Aug. 6, citing unnamed sources.
A major cybersecurity push at the Veterans Affairs Department's Office of Information & Technology will result in an enterprise-wide cybersecurity plan by the end of August, said Dr. Paul Tibbits, deputy chief information officer for architecture, strategy and design at VA OI&T while speaking at a conference last week.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff unclassified email network has been down for more than a week – at least since July 29 – for an investigation into suspicious activity.
A lack of properly trained cybersecurity workers and a comprehensive cyber strategy were major reasons why the U.S. Postal Service experienced a data breach late last year, a new report found.
Six senators have partnered to introduce a bipartisan bill that would give the Homeland Security Department more authority to protect federal civilian networks.
In response to the compromise of 22 million federal workers' records after a cyberattack on the Office of Personnel Management, a bill proposes new retaliation tactics against foreign cyber perpetrators.
Boston will spend $3.5 million over the next five years to beef up its firewall and enhance the security of its computing networks.
Boeing's drone-manufacturing subsidiary Insitu is working on a way to deliver spyware through drones, according to a news report based on leaked internal email messages.