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Resolve to protect your computer

What's the best thing you can do for your computer? Make sure that it's secure. Kaspersky Lab says you should don't invite bugs and malware in by allowing your computer systems to become outdated. The security company urges you to install operating system and application updates as soon as they're available. It also suggests using your software's built-in systems, and don't ignore the prompts they give you to update your computer security.

Tags: The Cyber Security Report , J.J. Green , UMUC , cyber security , cybersecurity

Monday - 01/13/2014, 04:43pm EST

Cyber Silver Lining

With so much gloom and doom about Cyber vulnerabilities, the Rand Corporation has some good news. In his book Cyberdeterrence and Cyber war, Martin Libicki puts it into perspective --suggesting Cyberspace has its own laws; for instance, it is easy to hide identities and difficult to predict or even understand battle damage, and attacks deplete themselves quickly. But the overall message is… cyber war is nothing so much as the manipulation of ambiguity.

Tags: The Cyber Security Report , J.J. Green , UMUC , cyber security , cybersecurity

Monday - 01/13/2014, 04:44pm EST

DHS awards $60 million in cyber awards

GSA made the first set of awards under the continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) contract.

Tags: GSA , DHS , Technica Corp. , Knowledge Consulting Group Inc. , HP Enterprise , Northrop Grumman , industry , technology , cybersecurity , OMB , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Friday - 01/17/2014, 02:44pm EST

E-Gov Fund continues to stand alone, gets boost to $16M

Senate lawmakers won out over the debate about whether or not to merge the E-Government Fund with the Federal Citizen Services Fund. DHS also receives $166 million for cybersecurity programs in the fiscal 2014 spending bill.

Tags: Congress , OMB , E-Government Fund , GSA , Federal Citizen Services Fund , Gavin Baker , Center for Effective Government , Transportation , USDA , DHS , cybersecurity , technology , A-76 , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/21/2014, 03:56am EST

House Veterans Committee adds latest VA cyber breach to ongoing investigations

Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) wants answers from the Veterans Affairs Department after its latest privacy and cyber breach of the data of more than 5,000 veterans through its eBenefits portal. VA says it has fixed the software defect and its Data Breach Core Team is investigating what happened.

Tags: technology , Congress , Veterans Affairs Department , Jeff Miller , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Eric Shinseki , cybersecurity , data breach , eBenefits portal , VA Cyber Efforts in the Hot Seat , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/27/2014, 03:57am EST

Agencies settling in on better privacy controls

More agencies are recognizing the growing importance of keeping data private after recent information leaks and cyber breaches. The Federal Trade Commission is among the agencies at the head of the pack and is relying on best practices.

Tags: technology , privacy , cybersecurity , Peter Miller , FTC , ACT-IAC , NIST , best practices , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 03:45am EST
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Recommendations attempt to raise acquisition, cyber consciousness

GSA and DoD release six suggestions for how to better integrate cybersecurity in the acquisition progress. The recommendations are one of the deliverables under the cyber Executive Order President Obama signed last February. GSA will release a RFI in the coming weeks to let industry and others comment on how best to begin implementation.

Tags: acquisition , technology , cybersecurity , GSA , DoD , Trey Hodgkins , IT Alliance for Public Sector , Jonathan Cedarbaum , WilmerHale , executive order , NIST , Jason Miller , Emile Monette

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 04:20am EST
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DHS revs up its part of the cyber executive order

Phyllis Schneck, the deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity at DHS, said the department will release a voluntary cyber program on Feb. 14 as part of the deliverables under President Barack Obama's 2013 Executive Order. Schneck said among her top priorities is to continue to build a trust relationship with the assorted public and private sector stakeholders.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DHS , Phyllis Schneck , NIST , executive order , cyber framework , Einstein 3 , continuous diagnostics and mitigation , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/31/2014, 04:11am EST
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Are you ready for the next big cyber deadline?

Former federal CISO Pat Howard offers tips to waterproof your agency's information security continuous monitoring strategy.

Tags: Patrick Howard , cybersecurity , NIST , ISCM , technology

Friday - 01/31/2014, 12:08pm EST

Agencies get specific instructions to improve information sharing, safeguarding

The White House and the Information Sharing Environment released the Strategic Implementation Plan for the President's National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding. The plan details 16 initiatives that span federal, state, local and tribal governments as well as private sector and international partners.
January 16, 2014

Tags: technology , management , Information Sharing Environment , Kshemendra Paul , information sharing , identity managment , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 02:07pm EST
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