House focuses on cybersecurity R&D in energy spending bill | FCW

The House Appropriations Committee approved a series of cybersecurity-related research and development initiatives designed to tighten up protection to the electric grid and other energy systems as part of its annual spending bill for Energy and Water Development. The bill, … Continue reading

Watchdog: Current pipeline security plans weak on cybersecurity, coordination | FCW

The Transportation Security Administration’s plans for pipeline security aren’t keeping up with rising threats in cyberspace, according to the Government Accountability Office. An audit released June 5 found that the agency, which has primary responsibility for monitoring and securing the … Continue reading

Census’ Cybersecurity Plan is Full of Holes, Watchdog Says | Nextgov

Federal auditors uncovered numerous holes in the Census Bureau’s plans for combating the significant cybersecurity and tech threats facing the 2020 count, which could leave officials struggling to respond to disruptions. The Government Accountability Office found the bureau’s plan for … Continue reading

EPA Cybersecurity Weaknesses Are Going Untracked and Unpatched | Nextgov

The Environmental Protection Agency has a detailed process for dealing with new cybersecurity weaknesses: develop a plan to remediate with clear goals and milestones, then attack the problem. The only issue: Those plans aren’t being logged, managed or tracked, according … Continue reading

Is the Navy’s New Cybersecurity Program Shipshape? | SIGNAL Magazine

The Navy’s new Combat to Connect in 24 Hours (C2C24) is an ambitious program that has the potential to change naval warfare as we know it. The program is designed to improve operational efficiency by automating the Navy’s risk management … Continue reading

Urgent Need for Cybersecurity Professionals Grows | SIGNAL Magazine

The cybersecurity workforce gap is real, and it’s growing. Based on a state-by-state analysis on CompTIA’s cyberstates.org, there are currently 320,000 open cyber jobs in the United States. By 2022, the projected shortage of cybersecurity professionals worldwide will reach 1.8 … Continue reading

Criterion Unveils Cybersecurity Compliance & Risk Mgmt Platform for Federal Agencies | ExecutiveBiz

Criterion Systems has launched a platform designed to help federal agencies develop and field cybersecurity and privacy programs. CyberScale is a cyber compliance and risk management platform for customers to identify and assess a CS&P program’s risk using the National Institute … Continue reading

The Cybersecurity Crisis Requires Getting Serious About Diversity | Nextgov

Building a strong cyber workforce means emphasizing diversity, particularly closing the gender gap in the field, state cybersecurity leaders and experts said this week. “We need more people,” said Laura Bate, a policy analyst with New America, during a workshop … Continue reading

Huawei CEO: EU doing a ‘great job’ in cybersecurity | EURACTIV.com

Amid growing pressure from the US on European governments to reject Chinese tech firms, Huawei’s rotating CEO Ken Hu said on Tuesday (16 April) that the EU was doing “a great job” on cybersecurity. In a keynote speech during its … Continue reading

The Promise and Limitations of AI in Cybersecurity | Nextgov

Artificial intelligence, once seen as a dead end in computer science research, has surged to the fore in recent years. New technologies built on neural networks, machine learning, and deep learning, combined with virtually unlimited MIPs and storage in the … Continue reading