India’s Data Protection Bill Threatens Global Cybersecurity | WIRED

The response from India, the world’s largest democracy, has been curious, and introduces potential dangers. An emerging engineering powerhouse, India impacts us all, and its cybersecurity or data protection maneuvers deserve our careful attention. On the surface, the proposed Indian … Continue reading

Data exchange and cybersecurity | FCW

The federal government plays a big role setting standards and controls around technology interoperability. The National Institute of Standards and Technology sets out mandatory guidance for federal agencies, and that guidance often becomes best practice for private industry. Other groups, … Continue reading

Cybersecurity Firm Flags Novel Ransomware Aimed at Industrial Control Systems   | Nextgov

Ransomware is evolving to target the industrial control systems that manage operational technology used in electric utilities and sewage treatment plants, cybersecurity firm Dragos says in a report out today. Those behind ransomware often attempt to encrypt sensitive data of … Continue reading

Final DOD Cybersecurity Certification Model Due Friday | Nextgov

The Defense Department official leading the development of an ambitious plan to independently certify military contractors’ cybersecurity practices will review a final version of the plan Friday and shared key details for its implementation. Stipulations of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model … Continue reading

Another Poor Cybersecurity Audit at State Department Draws Scrutiny | Nextgov

The latest publication in a long line of reports drawing attention to the State Department’s failure to secure its information technology-dependent systems from cyberattacks reflects a general mismanagement of resources. “Notwithstanding the expenditure of substantial resources by the Department,” reads … Continue reading

Cybersecurity front and center in Iran threat hearing | FCW

Cybersecurity was front and center during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing Jan. 15 exploring how Iran might react to the killing of Quds Force General Qassem Soleimani. Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said he was “particularly interested in understanding … Continue reading

Investment Firm Skyview Buys Fidelis Cybersecurity| GovCon Wire

Skyview Capital has purchased Fidelis Cybersecurity, an automated threat detection and response technology provider to the government and commercial sectors, for an undisclosed sum. The Los Angeles-based private equity firm said Wednesday it will continue to explore business opportunities within … Continue reading

MTS Advantage Wins Potential $100M Navy Cybersecurity Test Support IDIQ | GovCon Wire

MTS Advantage, a joint venture between Millennium Corp. and TIME Systems, has won a potential $99.9M contract to provide “red team” system vulnerability testing services to the U.S. Navy. The performance-based contract has a $90.8M base value over five years and a six-month option that … Continue reading

Cybersecurity Insights Blog: Year-In-Review | NIST

What an amazing year it has been for the NIST Cybersecurity Insights blog! From rebranding the blog to better align with our goals and content lineup plans, to launching a new blog series, to sharing our successes and updating you … Continue reading

BAE Selected to Develop Cybersecurity Tools for DARPA’s SafeDocs Initiative | GovCon Wire

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded BAE Systems a contract to develop a pair of cybersecurity tools designed to protect electronic information as part of DARPA’s Safe Documents program. BAE said Tuesday its FAST Labs organization and American University will work as teammates under … Continue reading