Although the Coast Guard has taken steps to reduce insider threats, there's still more to do, including training Coast Guard employees about insider threat awareness, says a March 27 Homeland Security Department inspector general report.
Recent work toward a nuclear deal with Iran has smoothed relations between the country and the United States, but Iran's seemingly dormant cyber operations infrastructure remains poised for deployment at any time, according to a panel of experts.
President Obama last week signed an executive order that makes it possible to impose sanctions on individuals who threaten national cybersecurity.
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The world's largest library and the country's oldest federal cultural institution is increasingly relying on IT as it continues to carry its collection mission in the Digital Age, but it's struggling to effectively administer and protect new systems.
As more networked medical devices like insulin pumps and cardiac pacemakers are woven into the fabric of digital healthcare and into the "Internet of Things," their promise of improving care is being tempered by security concerns.
Between January and February, the number of veterans who had personal information affected by data breaches nearly tripled, according to a new report.
The abilities of governments to protect citizens are dwindling as cyber threats increase and jurisdiction over such matters lacks clarity, according to the authors of a new book.
Federal agencies often approach cybersecurity by addressing each infection and by assuming they have a secure baseline, but they're not being honest about the strength of their security and are continually stuck playing "whack a mole," a government cybersecurity expert says.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Small Business Innovation Research program is offering to fund research projects that address specific challenges in cybersecurity.