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Cybersecurity

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Latest Headlines

NIST launches effort to develop cryptography that can secure data in a quantum computing environment

The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology launched an effort Thursday to study the effects of quantum computing on encrypted data and how to develop "quantum-resistant" cryptography.

Supreme Court eases restrictions on federal hacking authority

The Supreme Court on Thursday quietly approved a change to Rule 41, which could give the Federal Bureau of Investigations the authority, if granted the right warrant conditions, to hack any computer or network anywhere in the world.

Spotlight: DHS to hold cyber hiring fair this summer

The Homeland Security Department is finishing up plans to hold an IT and cybersecurity job fair in Washington, D.C. in June or early July.

New Mexico's Alamogordo ponders joint PSAP as feds push nationwide NextGen911 network

Officials in Alamogordo, N.M., are trying to work out funding and other details for consolidating a public safety answering point, or PSAP, to manage 911 calls for the city police and fire departments and the county sheriff's office, the Alamogordo Daily News reported.

NASA's JPL deploys private cloud based on Red Hat OpenStack

The long journey of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to the cloud is nearing its end. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, or JPL, announced this week that it has built a private cloud based on Red Hat's OpenStack Platform.

Spotlight: More government data breaches due to human error than cyber espionage, finds report

Governments in 2015 lost more data from simple mishandling than from cases of cyber espionage, found security analysts in a new report.

Tennessee firefighters say they need workarounds to avoid dropped signals with digital communication system

The mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., says her county's emergency management system shouldn't buy a new digital emergency radio system unless it can resolve signal issues that could put firefighters in danger, the Knoxville News-Sentinel reported.

Personal information on 87M Mexican voters compromised in months-long data breach

A database that exposed the personal information of as many as 87 million Mexican voters was taken offline last week after being exposed to the public on an Amazon cloud server since September 2015, CSO reported.

House panel approves opposition force training for cyber war games

An addition to the House defense authorization bill would create a dedicated, mandatory training program for cybersecurity troops that play the "red team" – generally Iran, China, North Korea and Russia – in cyber war games.

Spotlight: DHS wants standardized requirements for cyber jobs

Although each agency hires its own IT security team, Eric Goldstein suggested that a standardized set of requirements will help federal agencies attract better tech talent and hire people faster.