Convincing the private sector to share more information about cybersecurity incidents with the federal government will take trust building and a cooperative effort across all relevant agencies.
The contractor responsible for the embattled HealthCare.gov website is stepping down from its role now that "our job has been completed."
A handful of federal agencies aren't just talking about how sensor-based technologies can fuel new capabilities and efficiencies, they're embracing the "Internet of Things" now.
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.
While the report said that most agencies are "fence sitters," there are those who are unwilling or hesitant to move to the cloud because these "box huggers...fear loss of control and getting blamed for failure."
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.