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Think like a hacker, says former CISO

Shared services, new hacker-like thinking and a clear and concise security strategy are some of the keys to protecting the .gov environment, said the former first governmentwide chief information security officer. Continue reading

NIST Must Audit Federal Cybersecurity Because DHS Isn’t, Hill Staffer Says

A senior House science committee staffer Friday defended controversial legislation expanding the authorities of the government’s cybersecurity standards agency, saying it’s necessary because other agencies aren’t stepping up to the job. Source: NIST Must Audit Federal Cybersecurity Because DHS Isn’t, Hill Staffer Says – Nextgov.com

Cyber Rule Could Quell the Urge to Merge for Government Contractors

$210 billion in government information technology contracts will expire this year and be re-competed. Continue reading

House bill would keep election systems ‘critical’

A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives would further solidify state election systems as U.S. critical infrastructure Continue reading

IGs: budget cuts could put cybersecurity at risk

The White House’s budget guidance calls for a $54 billion bump in military spending that would be offset by cuts from civilian agencies. Continue reading

SDN looms large in NSTAC report

Software-defined networking’s ability to separate applications from network devices is one of the more immediate concerns the federal government should address to bolster cybersecurity, according to a report being prepared by an industry group that advises government on emerging technologies. Continue reading

McCain continues push for cyber policy

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is running out of patience when it comes to U.S. formulating what he considers an effective cyber strategy. Continue reading

Cybersecurity Still an Uphill Battle After OPM Breach, DoD CIO Says

Though lessons learned from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breach have resulted in many improvements in cybersecurity practices, the 2015 breach and subsequent cyber incidents led members at a House Oversight Committee hearing on Thursday to question the pace of Federal data protection efforts. Continue reading

SBA To Provide Strategy For Small Businesses To Improve Cybersecurity

By the middle of this year, the U.S. Small Business Administration should have a strategy in place to assist small businesses with cybersecurity. Continue reading

DHS should house new cyber agency, experts tell President-elect

Former federal government and current industry technology experts say time has come for DHS to have a separate component that is focused solely on cybersecurity issues. Continue reading