Before remediating a number of vulnerabilities in response to the breach of two Office of Personnel Management databases, the Interior Department had about 3,000 critical and high-risk vulnerabilities across hundreds of publicly and remotely accessible systems, said a department watchdog during recent congressional testimony.
Despite the current focus on cybersecurity in relation to foreign operators, one of the least explored areas of cyber vulnerabilities is cross-border dependency on cyber infrastructure, a new report finds.
The 30-day "cybersecurity sprint" federal agencies undertook in response to serious data breaches at the Office of Personnel Management wrapped up July 12. Now, agencies await review from senior Obama administration officials and the promised Federal Civilian Cybersecurity Strategy.
The National Security Agency released a cybersecurity tool publicly to GitHub that lets computers maintain a defined security posture.
Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta submitted her resignation to President Barack Obama on Friday, according to an emailed statement from an agency spokesperson. Archuleta steps down just one day after publicly announcing that 21.5 million individuals' sensitive records were stolen in a breach of the agency's background investigation database.
Federal investigators confirmed today that 21.5 million people have had their sensitive information, including Social Security numbers, stolen from Office of Personnel Management background investigation databases.
The federal government has a "leading suspect" in its investigation of two information technology system breaches at the Office of Personnel Management that compromised the sensitive data of millions of people.
The National Treasury Employees Union has sued the Office of Personnel management over the recently disclosed data breach.
A proposal to amend and modernize cybercrime laws was met with support from federal officials and industry executives alike.
Two new information technology security building blocks proposed through a National Institute of Standards and Technology public-private partnership could help organizations make email and mobile devices more secure.