To help bolster U.S. cyber defense, the bill calls for authorizing the president to use military cyber action in response to an attack on the nation, additional funding to the Defense Innovation Initiative for increased investment in various technologies, and more cyber procurement funding.
Americans have "exceedingly low levels of confidence in the privacy and security of the records that are maintained by a variety of institutions in the digital age," Pew said.
A former Nuclear Regulatory Commission worker has been charged in connection with an attempted email spear-phishing attack that targeted dozens of Energy Department employee email accounts.
Nearly half the respondents said the U.S. government is seeing little to no return on such security investments, while 17 percent said their organization's security posture is even worse – which is 5 percent higher than what respondents said in a 2013 survey.
In such circumstances, the People's Liberation Army would use cyberspace operations to not only achieve "information dominance," but disable an enemy's operations.
California's health insurance exchange could be doing more to protect personally identifiable information, according to a recent report from Health and Human Services Department auditors.
Federal chief information officers have similar worries to businesses when it comes to the impact their legacy networks have on adapting new, innovative technologies that improve service and lower costs, according to a Brocade Communications executive whose company released a global survey today about infrastructure issues.
Electronic health records, mobile health technologies and tools that analyze huge amounts of biomedical data are some of the building blocks of the White House's Precision Medicine Initiative, Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, told a congressional committee last week.
The Navy last week announced a new five-year cyber strategy plan that is designed to address the rising threat to military networks and, perhaps, position itself as a more offensive force in cyberspace.
The Health Resources and Services Administration needs to improve information security controls in six major areas, said Health and Human Services Department auditors in a recent report.