Shows & Panels
Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- American Readiness: Renewable Power and Efficiency Technologies
- Ask the CIO
- Building the Hybrid Cloud
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal News Radio's National Cyber Security Awareness Month Special Panel Discussion
- Federal Tech Talk
- The Future of Government Data Centers
- The Future of IT: How CIOs Can Enable the Service-Oriented Enterprise
- Government Perspectives on Mobility and the Cloud
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Mitigating Insider Threats in Virtual & Cloud Environments
- Modern Mission Critical Series
- The New Generation of Database
- Reimagining the Next Generation of Government
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- The Truth About IT Opex and Software Defined Networking
- Air Traffic Management Transformation Report
- Cloud First Report
- General Dynamics IT Enterprise Center
- Gov Cloud Minute
- Government in Technology Series
- Homeland Security Cybersecurity Market Report
- National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
- Technology Insights
- The Cyber Security Report
- The Next Generation Cyber Security Experts
Shows & Panels
Monday - Friday, 6-9 a.m.
Host Tom Temin brings you the latest news affecting the federal community each weekday morning, featuring interviews with top government executives and contractors. Listen live from 6 to 9 a.m. or download archived interviews below.
'TigerText' app seen as national security threat
Friday - 4/9/2010, 8:30am EDT
Cybersecurity Update - Tune in weekdays at 30 minutes past the hour for the latest cybersecurity news on The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Jane Norris (6-10 a.m.) and The Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris (3-7 p.m.). Listen live at FederalNewsRadio.com or on the radio at 1500 and 820 AM in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
- The fallout from the Tiger Woods debacle continues... a smart-phone application has been developed that allows its users to exchange text messages that disappear after a set period of time. While some may worry the TigerText application is new threat to national security, not everyone does. Dale Meyerrose, a former CIO for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, tells Time Magazine extremists and terrorists are already very tech savvy. "This is not a game changer," according to Meyerrose, but it just might make divorce lawyers' jobs harder.
- Get ready for a big Patch Tuesday from Microsoft. The company will deliver 11 security updates to patch 25 vulnerabilities in Windows, Office and Exchange. The company issues patches the second Tuesday of each month, alternating large downloads with minor ones. The upcoming patches will affect operating systems from Windows 2000 all the way to Windows 7. Five of next week's updates have been rated as critical by Microsoft.
- The Conficker botnet may have an open door into a computer near you. A new study finds that one-in-10 Windows PC's still have not been patched to plug a critical hole the worm uses to get in. PC World reports that 25 of every 1-thousand systems are infected. Microsoft issued a patch in October of 2008. The study was conducted by the security management firm Qualys.
- On Thursday morning, bad routing data from a small Chinese ISP called IDC China Telecommunication was re-transmitted by China's state-owned China telecommunications, and then spread around the Internet. It affected Internet service providers AT&T, Level3, Deutsche Telekom, Qwest Communications and Telefonica. Computer World reports that the incident started about 10 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday and lasted about 20 minutes. IDC China Telecommunication transmitted bad routing information for between 32,000 and 37,000 networks, redirecting them to IDC China Telecommunication instead of their rightful owners. The incident appears to be accidental but it displays the weakness of the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), a critical protocol used to bind the Internet together.