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