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Email privacy violated

Microsoft, is admitting it searched emails in a blogger's Hotmail account to track down who was leaking company secrets. John Frank, deputy general counsel for Microsoft, which owns Hotmail, said in a statement the software company ``took extraordinary actions in this case.'' But, In the future, he said, Microsoft would consult an outside attorney who is a former judge to determine if a court order would have allowed such a search.

Tags: cybersecurity , J.J. Green , Cybersecurity Report

Saturday - 03/22/2014, 07:49pm EDT

Cyber dashboard award initiates a deeper continuous monitoring push

GSA awarded a $47.3 million contract to Metrica Team Venture to provide software and services under the continuous diagnostics and mitigation program. DHS expects the dashboard to offer a more insightful view of the cyber health of agency networks starting this fall.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DHS , GSA , Jeff Eisensmith , Energy Department , Bob Brese , Jim Piche , Continuous monitoring , Metrica Team Venture , industry , contracting , FedInsider , ImmixGroup , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 04:48am EDT
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Five cyber tips for small businesses

Technology has made it a lot easier for small businesses to function over the past few years. But with that ease comes many cybersecurity concerns.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology

Monday - 03/17/2014, 12:26pm EDT

Cyber Command headed toward unified command status

Gen. Keith Alexander, who will soon retire as the first commander of U.S. Cyber Command, said his organization has matured to the point that it should join the club of unified commands that report directly to the President.

Tags: DoD , technology , cybersecurity , NSA , U.S. Cyber Command , Congress , Keith Alexander , workforce , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/14/2014, 04:00am EDT
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For the Marines, solving the BYOD puzzle is all about cost savings

Rob Anderson, the chief of the Vision and Strategy Division in the Marine Corps Command, Control, Communication and Computers (C4) office, said reducing the monthly data and voice fees for even 50 percent of the current employees using BlackBerrys could mean as much as $5 million that the Marines could transfer to readiness and operations and maintenance accounts.
March 13, 2014

Tags: technology , Rob Anderson , Marine Corps , DoD , mobile computing , cybersecurity , Mobilefeds Conference , Jason Miller , Ask the CIO , BYOD

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 09:44am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

A higher slot on the military's organizational chart for U.S. Cyber Command.

Tags: Jared Serbu , U.S. Cyber Command , DoD , cybersecurity , In Depth , Federal Drive

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 05:24pm EDT
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New Spyware uncovered

There's some new spyware that's been infecting hundreds of government computers in Europe and the United States. Several security researchers and Western intelligence officers, according to Reuters believe the malware, called Turla, is from the Russian government. They also think it's inked to the same software used in a U.S. military breach in 2008.

Tags: Cyber Security Report , J.J. Green , cybersecurity

Monday - 03/10/2014, 05:52pm EDT

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: CIO switching DHS components, HUD stuck in 2005

In this week's edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook: Another senior technology official at DHS is on the move; HUD quietly extended the HITS contracts to Lockheed Martin and HP Enterprise Services; Defense CIO Teri Takai doesn't have a lot of good things to say about the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act and a new DHS office will raise the level of focus on critical infrastructure security.

Tags: Inside the Reporters Notebook , DHS , HUD , FITARA , Thomas Michelli , technology , cybersecurity , Lockheed Martin , Teri Takai , DoD , OCIA , NPPD , Suzanne Spaulding , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/28/2014, 05:03pm EST

Education bucks the cyber trend, brings capabilities in-house

The Education Department's new security operations center reached initial operations capability in 2013 featuring six tools to improve the protection of its network and data. Steve Grewal, Education's chief information security officer, said a move to cloud and mobile computing requires the agency to have more visibility and accountability into how vendors protect its network.
March 6, 2014

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Steve Grewal , Education Department , Continuous monitoring , security operations center , HSPD-12 , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 05:14am EST
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FedRAMP cloud deadline looming amid updates to the program

Agencies must use only cloud services that have been approved under the Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program (FedRAMP) by June. OMB will receive more details on agency progress with the latest quarterly update through PortfolioStat. Meanwhile, FedRAMP's security baseline will be revised this summer.

Tags: technology , GSA , DoD , DHS , DISA , Maria Roat , cloud computing , cybersecurity , FedRAMP , industry , PortfolioStat , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/28/2014, 04:21am EST
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