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Cybersecurity News

Government health care website quietly sharing personal data

Pregnant? A smoker? Govt health insurance website sharing personal data with private companies

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 03:22pm EST

DoD intel chief Vickers gives cyber premier priority status

Michael Vickers, the undersecretary of Defense for intelligence, said cybersecurity and terrorism are his top two short- and long-term concerns. He said protecting space-based systems is becoming more important than ever. Vickers also wants to continue to transform the military intelligence community to meet ever-changing threats.

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 04:22am EST
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Why the Sony hack marks a new age of cybersecurity

The hackers that went after Sony wanted the company to know it was under attack and they wanted to do it harm, says Rob Roy of HP Enterprise Security Products. In a new commentary, Roy says the attack was a watershed moment in cybersecurity, marking a change in attackers' motives.

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 03:03am EST

Earl Crane, Senior Principal, Promontory Financial Group

Cybersecurity was a prominent part of President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech last night. He made a direct request to Congress for more legislation that would impact cybersecurity policy and protection. Earl Crane is senior principal of the Promontory Financial Group, and former chief information security architect at the Homeland Security Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he broke down the cyber State of the Union.

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 04:28pm EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

President Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday night carried few hints about changes to federal management. But two major areas will have a direct impact on federal employees. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose what's in it for you.

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 02:53pm EST
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GSA begins issuing SmartPay Chip & PIN cards to agencies

The General Services Administration expects to hand out over 1 million new SmartPay cards this year. The new cards include an embedded microprocessor chip that will enable data to be encrypted differently each time the cards are used.

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 11:55am EST
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Beyond cyber, feds need to read between SOTU lines

President Barack Obama focused little on improving government management in his annual speech to Congress. Obama called on Congress to pass cyber legislation and said the administration will release a new report on surveillance and privacy safeguards.

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 04:42am EST

Open data, IT security, the cloud, and more

CTOvision.com publisher Bob Gourley joins host John Gilroy to discuss a number of technology challenges affecting the federal tech community.
January 20, 2015

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 08:16pm EST
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Trends in the clearance jobs market

Evan Lesser, founder and director for ClearanceJobs.com, will discuss the state of hiring in the clear community in 2015.
January 16, 2015

Friday - 01/16/2015, 07:45pm EST
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Alan Raul, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

No enterprise is safe from cyber attacks these days. Federal agencies, critical infrastructure operators, even movie makers. But today, digital pirates have less to fear from the United States than did the Barbary Coast pirates of the 18th century. Alan Raul is a partner at the law firm Sidley Austin and former vice chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain.

Friday - 01/16/2015, 08:17am EST
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Jasper Graham, Senior Vice President of Cyber Technologies, Darktrace

Most organizations believe in getting intruders off your network as quickly as possible. But you may be missing out on a chance to learn how hackers operate. Jasper Graham is senior vice president of cyber technologies and anlytics at Darktrace, and former Technical Director at the National Security Agency. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained what a "honeypot" is, and why you might want to use one.

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 04:49pm EST
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DoD rewrites cloud security rules in move toward risk acceptance

New security guide places more trust in governmentwide FedRAMP program to secure unclassified data in commercial clouds, but retains tougher restrictions for more sensitive information.

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 11:07am EST
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Obama's cybersecurity proposals part of decade-old programs

Obama's push for new cybersecurity legislation, amid new threats, contains programs long used

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 10:06pm EST

Why can't the government dominate in cyber space?

Former DHS Deputy Secretary Jane Holl Lute discusses the difficulty of establishing a strong cybersecurity program within the federal government on this week's Women of Washington radio show.

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 05:49pm EST

Dan Chenok, Director, IBM Center for the Business of Government

Good customer service is just one of President Barack Obama's 15 cross-agency priority goals for agency managers in 2015. Dan Chenok is executive director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government. In his Top 3 for 2015, he tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the expectations agencies will have to provide top notch customer service.

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 03:46pm EST

Karen Evans, Director, U.S. Cyber Challenge

Personally identifiable information for nearly 800,000 Postal Service employees was compromised in 2014. And cyber attacks also left 25,000 employees at the Homeland Security Department at risk last year. Karen Evans is the director of the U.S. Cyber Challenger and former E-Government administrator. In her top 3 for 2015, she tells In Depth with Francis Rose why the time is now for agencies to step up their cyber defense systems.

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 02:53pm EST

Robert Anderson, Executive Assistant Director, FBI

Even before recent swell of cyber attacks, the FBI was looking to beef up its cyber division to help better handle such threats. The agency is in the midst of a drive to find and hire more cybersecurity experts and turn them into special agents. Applications are due Jan. 20. Robert Anderson is executive assistant director of the FBI. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain the push for new cyber agents.

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 09:13am EST
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FBI deploys 30,000 Android smartphones to field offices

The FBI rapidly rolled out new devices-the vast majority running hardened Android operating systems-to the bureau's 56 field offices over the last four months. But officials are experimenting with commercial mobile devices for secret and top-secret data too.

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 05:13am EST
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In OPM cyber breach, security experts spy fundamental problem

While it's far from a full-fledged cyberattack, the "technical malfunction" that besieged an Office of Personnel Management Web portal Monday underscores a governmentwide problem that's not easy to fix, according to experts.

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 06:20pm EST

Jamie Barnett, Cybersecurity Practice Partner, Venable

CENTCOM's Twitter and YouTube accounts are back up and running after Islamic State sympathizers hacked the sites yesterday. The Defense Department says the attack lasted for about 30 minutes. The sites posted threatening messages about American troops and showed pro-Islamic State images. Retired Navy Rear Adm. Jamie Barnett is a partner for the cybersecurity practice at Venable. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained what the cybervandalism means for CENTCOM and national security.

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 04:10pm EST
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