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DOJ: Former HHS cybersecurity head convicted on child porn charges

The former acting cybersecurity head of the Health and Human Services Department is facing sentencing after being convicted Aug. 26 by a federal jury on child pornography charges, the Justice Department said.

Internal audit finds 'significant' security problems in NOAA's weather satellite ground system

An internal investigation recently found "signficant security concerns" with a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration next-generation environmental satellite program's ground system.

Audit finds USPS isn't backing up essential data in separate hardware

An internal investigation found that the U.S. Postal Service isn't backing up data in separate hardware following the recent loss of a database that kept track of computer incidents.

NIST wants input on user experiences with cybersecurity framework

The National Institute of Standards and Technology said Aug. 22 that it wants the public to weigh in on a voluntary approach designed to help organizations develop, evaluate and improve their cybersecurity plans for critical infrastructure.

IG finds NRC systems hacked into three times in three years, agency says proper action taken

An internal probe found that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's computer systems were hacked into three times- including twice by foreign entities- within the past three years

Air Force Academy creates new cybersecurity major to expose cadets to potential cyber careers

At a time when the Air Force Academy has cut a number of majors, it has developed a new computer network security major designed to help cadets better understand and gain proficiency in cyberspace, the institution said recently.

NSA leaker Edward Snowden reveals new secret US cyberwarfare program

Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency contractor who leaked thousands of classified documents last year about the U.S. government extensive surveillance programs, revealed a new secret cyberwarfare program that could not only block a cyber attack, but automatically go after the attacker.

CFPB sounds alarm for consumers on virtual currencies, calls it the 'Wild West'

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Aug. 11 said Bitcoin and other virtual currencies pose a risk to consumers who'd be "stepping into the Wild West" if they use them.

Expert: Cybersecurity, privacy and government policy must adapt to a changing, complex environment

Vast and rapid technological changes are affecting government, the IT industry and society as a whole. How organizations and individuals respond to those changes, especially when it comes to enacting security policies, will have a major impact on the Internet's future and personal freedoms, a top security industry analyst and thinker said.

Study: Government and businesses not deploying enough email authentication technology

The majority of U.S. businesses and government agencies do not take adequate steps to secure their email and ensure that customers and business partners can tell if emails coming from their domains are genuine or forged, a new report finds.