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IAC-ACT launches crowdsourcing initiative to help feds improve their level of cybersecurity

The public-private partnership ACT-IAC has launched a crowdsourcing initiative to help the federal government improve its short- and long-term cybersecurity environment in the wake of recent high-profile breaches. 

Major tech industry group issues scores of cybersecurity recommendations to feds

The Information Technology Industry Council's public sector division established a task force, which developed the recommendations around four disciplines: security risk management, governance and accountability, finance and procurement, and people and organizations.

Federally funded project focuses on tracking data to prevent advanced persistent threats

The Georgia Institute of Technology announced June 30 that it was awarded a $4.25 million contract from the federal government to find out exactly where data move as it's routed from one host to another and if, for example, malicious code is attached to that data.

Experts say tech industry has duty to counter extremism, but against imposing legal onus

Michael Chertoff, Michael Leiter, Zoe Baird and others weigh in about interplay and relationship between government and the private sector on terrorism, encryption and other similar emerging issues

Coalition: Senate bill aimed at boosting private sector cybersecurity data sharing is 'a train wreck'

Sixty-eight security experts, technology companies and civil society groups sent a letter to President Obama July 27, urging him to threaten to veto the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015.

Lawmakers react as Covered California plans data-mining of patient information

California's state health insurance exchange plans to mine data from the 1.4 million Californians insured under Obamacare for information collected by insurers on diagnoses, prescriptions and other treatments.

NCCoE guide tells providers how to secure EHRs on mobile devices

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence has released its first draft of a step-by-step, how-to guide mapping out how healthcare providers can make mobile devices more secure and protect sensitive patient information.

Census director says no personal data leaked from breach for which Anonymous members claim credit

Census's John H. Thompson says the breach was limited to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse, an external database that didn't include personally identifiable information from people responding to censuses and surveys.

UPDATED- Census Bureau confirms 'unauthorized access' to system; Anonymous members claim responsibility

The Census Bureau confirmed that it's investigating a cybersecurity incident that resulted in an "unauthorized access to non-confidential information," which some members of the hacktivist group Anonymous have claimed responsibility for in a July 22 tweet.

IG: Lack of cybersecurity staff, technology left USPS vulnerable to 2014 attack

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.