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New public-private partnership aims to train a new generation of cyber professionals

The Cyber Career Development Program teams up the Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos national laboratories with Bechtel under a three-year program that will expose recruits to how government and commercial organizations approach cybersecurity by rotating them to a different organization every year of their training.

US government conducts largest cyber-defense exercise to protect critical infrastructure

The U.S. government has just wrapped up one of the largest cyber exercises to date, involving more than 500 participants from the military, law enforcement, civilian agencies, academia and the commercial sector.

GAO finds some security weaknesses within Fiscal Service's information systems

A review of a bureau's information systems within the Treasury Department found a "signficant deficiency" in security measures over financial reporting, a Government Accountability Office report released July 18.

GAO finds some key FDIC financial systems still vulnerable, open to attacks

Despite implementing stronger computerized defenses, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation still needs to address weaknesses that are putting key financial systems and information at "unnecessary risk," congressional investigators said.

Lew: Financial institutions need to beef up computer systems against cyber attacks

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said financial institutions need to implement stronger measures to protect their customers from cyber attacks and disruptions.

Despite recent successes, DOJ officials say more tools needed to combat criminal botnets

In recent years, Justice Deparment officials said they've successfully disrupted major criminal botnet operations from stealing more information and money. But as criminals continually change their tactics, officials said several U.S. laws need to be changed or updated to keep pace.

NGA, DHS and DoD agree on joint plan to strengthen cybersecurity

State governors and the Homeland Security and Defense departments said they've agreed on a joint plan to help strengthen cybersecurity across the United States.

Privacy, civil liberties coalition rails against Senate cybersecurity bill, urges Obama to reject it

A coalition of privacy and civil liberties groups, media organizations, think tanks, and online companies are urging President Obama to veto a cybersecurity bill, being considered by the Senate, that would encourage the private sector to share cyber threat data with the federal government.

IG: Despite efforts to improve security, NASA computer networks still vulnerable

Due to an uptick in cyber attacks on the space agency's networks and web sites in recent years, the U.S. space agency launched a program to improve its cybersecurity and cut down on potential ways for hackers to get into its systems. A recent report by the NASA inspector general lauds the program's efforts, but notes that there's still room for more improvement.

NSA efforts to gather data by weakening cybersecurity are self-defeating, experts say

The National Security Agency's attempts to enhance U.S. security through the massive collection of personal computer and communications data has actually had the opposite effect, a panel of industry experts maintained.