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Cybersecurity News

Ron Marks, Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, GW University

Head of the National Security Agency and commander of U.S. Cyber Command, Adm. Mike Rogers, said having stronger offensive cyber capabilities would help prevent future cyber attacks. That's one of his latest messages to the Senate Armed Services Committee. Ron Marks is senior fellow for the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said an having a cyber strategy that focuses more on offense, might wind up causing even more cybersecurity problems for federal agencies.

Monday - 03/30/2015, 04:10pm EDT
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Matt Clemens, Security Solutions Architect, Arxan Technologies

Pretty much everyone has a mobile device now. Lots of feds even carry more than one. And so the security of those devices and the apps on them have become increasingly important. How can you better secure those devices? And just what is the state of mobile security now? Matt Clemens, a security solutions architect at Arxan Technologies, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain. The short answer is there's a lot of work still to do.

Friday - 03/27/2015, 09:19am EDT
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Cmdr. David Ditallo, National Defense University

The National Defense University offers a new course focusing on cyber intelligence. Cmndr. David Ditallo is teaching that course at NDU's Information Resources Management College. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain more about the course, and what it entails.

Friday - 03/27/2015, 09:14am EDT
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Mobile device management

Paul Christman, vice president Public Sector at Dell Software, joins host John Gilroy to discuss how his company can help federal agencies manage and secure mobile devices.
March 24, 2015

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 10:40pm EDT
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House unveils cyber bill and signals bipartisan compromise

House intelligence committee leaders unveiled a bipartisan cybersecurity bill Tuesday amid signs of broad agreement on long-sought legislation that would allow private companies to share with the government details of how they are hacked.

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 02:40pm EDT

Cyber, ERPs top Army PEO-EIS' priority list

In our latest online chat, Doug Wiltsie, head of the Army's Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems, discusses budget pressures, the move to agile development, acquisition innovation and cyber, among other topics.

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 01:00pm EDT

Dorian Cougias, Founder, Unified Compliance Framework

Cybersecurity compliance standards are enough to have tech managers' heads spinning. You're monitoring your system, but are you sure you're looking for the right things? When a vulnerability or even an attack occurs, everyone's got to have the same understanding. Dorian Cougias is cofounder of the Unified Compliance Framework. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he talked about the compliance understanding gap between agencies and contractors.

Monday - 03/23/2015, 09:29am EDT
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Pentagon dipping its toe into BYOD

Terry Halvorsen, DoD's chief information officer, told reporters last week that he plans to conduct a limited bring-your-own-device pilot this summer.

Monday - 03/23/2015, 04:00am EDT

Cyber center advances Energy's understanding of, defense against threats

Rod Turk, the Energy Department's associate chief information officer for cybersecurity and chief information security officer, said the Joint Cyber Coordination Center is moving into the advanced capabilities phase after building the information sharing foundation over the last year.

Friday - 03/20/2015, 02:16pm EDT
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Greg Boison, Director of Homeland Security, Lockheed Martin

Cyber déjà vu can happen when the same or similar cyber attacks hit multiple agency networks. But cyber déjà vu can be a good thing if your agency looks at the problem in a different way. That's according to Greg Boison, director of Homeland Cybersecurity at Lockheed Martin. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared three ways to take advantage of cyber déjà vu to turn your agency's strategy from reactive to proactive.

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 04:30pm EDT
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VA disputes House lawmaker's claim of nation state attack

Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) said the Veterans Affairs Department fell victim to another breach by a nation state in September 2014, putting veterans' data at risk. But VA CIO Steph Warren said internal and external reviews found no evidence of a breach.

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 04:25pm EDT

Kevin Desouza, College of Public Programs, Arizona State University

The number of cyber attacks against the federal government is up almost 800 percent since 2006. And the Government Accountability Office said that trend is accelerating. Kevin Desouza is associate dean for research at the College of Public Programs, and professor for the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the vast majority of public agencies lack a clear cybersecurity plan.

Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 04:38pm EDT
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House bill offers liability protection for information sharing

New bill to strengthen information sharing is a top legislative priority for House Homeland Security Committee.

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 06:32pm EDT

OMB proposes new approach to guarantee federal website authenticity

The administration releases draft guidance seeking comments on how this move to a secure website address standard would work.

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 05:12pm EDT

Vince Crisler, Partner, Fortalice Solutions

Over the past year, it seems like every bad cybersecurity scenario that could happen has happened. What might be scarier is the threat you can't see — the backdoor embedded in something you buy. A router or switch, for example. Federal agencies and their contractors are under a mandate to ensure cybersecurity not only for the products they buy, but also for the chain of suppliers involved in the manufacturing of finished systems. How do you do that? Vince Crisler, a partner at Fortalice Solutions, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain.

Monday - 03/16/2015, 10:07am EDT
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GSA's Hashmi squares away industry plans; Kraden heads to OGP

There was an awful lot of movement in the federal IT community over the last few weeks. There was maybe none more surprising than Sonny Hashmi's decision to leave as the chief information officer of the General Services Administration. Now we know who made him an offer he couldn't refuse.

Monday - 03/16/2015, 04:58am EDT

Brennan says new CIA cyber branch part of digital evolution

The CIA director said the agency is following the spy business into the digital realm, but it is not trying to step on other intelligence agencies' turf.

Monday - 03/16/2015, 03:58am EDT
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Retired Brig. Gen. Bernie Skoch, National Commissioner, CyberPatriot

Students are gathered in Washington to show off their chops in defending virtual networks and mobile devices. They're facing off against teams of professional aggressors. Middle and high-school aged finalists make up 28 teams in the seventh CyberPatriot National Finals. Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Bernie Skoch is the Commissioner of CyberPatriot National. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with the latest on the finals.

Friday - 03/13/2015, 10:06am EDT
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OPM orchestrates cyber protections through automation

Jeff Wagner, OPM's director of IT security, said by detailing specific processes, his organization can protect the network in near real-time and ensure threats or vulnerabilities do not put the entire infrastructure at a greater risk.

Thursday - 03/12/2015, 03:54pm EDT
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Government to drop charges in federal employee hacking case

A National Weather Service employee accused of illegally accessing a restricted federal computer database containing information about the nation's dams, stealing information and lying to federal investigators will have charges against her dismissed if a judge approves the prosecution's request.

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 10:00pm EDT
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