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BREAKING: DoD issues sweeping update to cyber strategy (Audio)

The Defense Department unveiled  a new cyber strategy  today that affirms its commitment to more effective deterrence in the cyber domain and the integration of offensive cyber options into combatant command plans. 

OPM strengthened agreements with contractors following last year's cyber breaches, CIO says

The agency has strengthened its contractual clauses and is also making sure all agency contracts have the appropriate clauses in them – that is "clauses that require segregation of data."

NIST issues draft de-identification guidance for personally identifiable information

In a new draft publication, the National Institute of Standards and Technology explores techniques for de-identification and summarizes almost 20 years of research. 

House expected to consider 2 cyber threat data sharing bills that grant liability protections

The Obama administration largely supports both bills although it had some reservations regarding their liability protections. But civil liberties and privacy groups say they strongly opposed one bill sponsored by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Report finds federal cybersecurity workforce insufficient

An insufficient cybersecurity workforce – propagated by inadequate recruitment and retention measures – is hampering proper defense, according to a new report.

Attribution remains difficult to identify in cyber espionage, finds data breach report

Twenty percent of cyberespionage attacks last year targeted the public sector – only second to manufacturing, with 27 percent of cyber espionage incidents – finds Verizon in its eighth annual data breach report.

FAA should develop holistic threat model as it transitions to NextGen system, GAO says

As the Federal Aviation Administration shifts to a more advanced and networked Internet-technology based air-traffic control system, it needs to develop a comprehensive threat model to better protect computer networks against cyber threats.

Firm: Hacker campaign against Israeli, Jewish groups limited to website vandalism

Hacking activities were in line with what the FBI predicted would happen. It said the groups can perform "low-level" distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS, attacks and website defacements, but the latter tactic is more likely.

GAO: Shortcomings in FDIC's information security program could expose sensitive data

Despite progress, weaknesses remain within the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's information security program, ranging from inadequate policies and procedures to user access.

Cyber attacks against industrial control systems, retailer point-of-sale systems see surge in 2014

Dell's annual threat report focused on the most common attacks last year. The report uses data from its Global Response Intelligence Defense network and network traffic data from Dell SonicWALL.