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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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'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.
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.
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.