Homeland Security Department officials appeared to allay some concerns among House lawmakers, who said during an Oct. 7 hearing that they felt their oversight role was being sidestepped when a leaked reorganization plan for the cybersecurity directorate was reported by the media this summer.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology issued a draft publication Sept. 28 that will help federal enterprise email administrators, information security specialists and network managers better safeguard email.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology's authentication guidance document, known as NIST Special Publication 800-63, is being revised to better align with modern expectations of how to use authentication technologies within federal information systems, said Sean Brooks, privacy engineer at NIST.
Cyber intrusions that result in embarrassing social media posts or websites going dark are hardly blips on the radar for White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel.
Nuclear energy facilities worldwide are highly vulnerable to cyber attacks as a result of pervasive technical and cultural challenges, London-based think tank Chatham House said.
The Defense Department initiated a policy that would require contractors in its Defense Industrial Base, or DIB, information sharing network to report certain cyber breaches in all contracts with the department.
Federal workers may finally be able to breathe a sigh of relief, as cybersecurity experts say the recent theft of more than 5 million fingerprints doesn't pose a serious risk.
The Office of Personnel Management announced Thursday that it has begun sending notification letters to those individuals affected by recent breaches on the agency's systems.
Five fake speeding ticket notices released by the Sate Department on Wednesday were just a glimpse into the spear phishing attempts targeted at Hillary Clinton's email account.
"We need to make credible threats. We need to have countries believe that we will respond with some punitive action," James Andrew Lewis, director of the strategic technologies program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told lawmakers.