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House lawmakers grill NPPD officials about proposed reorganization plan

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.

NIST draft guide aims to bolster email security

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.

Revision could move NIST authentication guidance out of the weeds

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 vandalism 'the least of our worries,' says White House cybersecurity coordinator

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.

Cybersecurity is 'soft underbelly' of nuclear energy industry, new critical report says

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.

DoD wants DIB to divulge breaches

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.

Why feds aren't concerned about OPM's stolen fingerprint database

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.

OPM starts sending letters to millions affected by cyber breaches

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.

Spotlight: Hillary Clinton's private email likely a popular spear-phishing target

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.

'Credible threats' the best form of defense in cyberspace, expert tells Congress

"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.