CISA Accepts Entries to President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition 2020 | Executive Gov

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has opened applications for an annual cybersecurity competition intended for federal employees. Those who serve with the Department of Defense and other components of the federal executive branch may enter the second President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition … Continue reading

NASA Watchdog Reports on Why the Agency Still Struggles with Cybersecurity | Nextgov

The inspector general for NASA notes resource constraints and a lack of awareness about information security policies and procedures by personnel are among the reasons behind continued ineffectiveness of the agency’s information security program. The IG’s office has identified IT … Continue reading

Survey: Most Americans Don’t Worry About Cybersecurity Despite Increased Attacks | Nextgov

More than two in three Americans are not concerned about internet security despite a massive spike in cyber activity targeting people working remotely due to the coronavirus, according a global security study published Tuesday. The 2020 Unisys Security Index—based on … Continue reading

Reps. Jimmy Panetta, Joe Wilson Present Small Manufacturer Cybersecurity Enhancement Act | Executive Gov

Reps. Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., and Joe Wilson, R-S.C., have introduced a bill to better protect small defense manufacturers from cyber threats. The legislation, known as the “Small Manufacturer Cybersecurity Enhancement Act” would authorize awarding grants to partnership centers that provide cybersecurity services to these businesses, Panetta’s office … Continue reading

AI-based cybersecurity: Hype or reality? |

There is much speculation when it comes to the threat presented by ML technologies. Some of this speculation claims future capabilities that are hard to credit. In this category, for instance, can be found types of AI-driven malware that will … Continue reading

Primaries Present Initial Test of Cybersecurity Efforts | SIGNAL Magazine

Ten states and Washington, D.C., held primaries on June 2 as part of this year’s presidential and local election cycle. Along with other federal stakeholders, the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, known as CISA, has the … Continue reading

Sen. Gary Peters Introduces Two Bills to Boost U.S. Cybersecurity | Executive Gov

Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., has presented two bills to bolster U.S. cybersecurity through economic planning, technical support and state-level response. The Continuity of Economy Act of 2020 would task the president to work with certain federal agencies on the formation of a strategy … Continue reading

COVID-19 Is Forcing Hard Cybersecurity Choices | Defense One

.. in 2018, the United States signaled it would take a more forceful posture and “defend forward” by increasing the American presence on adversary networks. Before the Congressional elections that year, U.S. officials first warned the Russian government and then … Continue reading

Pentagon’s Cybersecurity Accreditation Board Seeks First Class of Auditors | Nextgov

School’s in for summer. The accreditation body responsible for implementing the Defense Department’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program will soon start accepting applications for the first set of students to fine-tune its assessor training program. With the finalization of an … Continue reading

Census Bureau Seeks Industry Input on Cybersecurity Acquisitions Strategy for Next Decade | Nextgov

With government watchdogs eyeing its operations, the U.S. Census Bureau issued a request for information as it decides on acquisitions it might make to improve cybersecurity in a number of areas. The centuries-old decennial census is being conducted digitally for … Continue reading