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DHS warns of malware on imported electronic devices

Greg Schaffer, the acting deputy undersecretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate at DHS, said in Information Week that it's is one of the most complicated and difficult challenges they have.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Technology , malware , Greg Schaffer , Information Week , In Depth

Tuesday - 07/12/2011, 06:11pm EDT

Calls for Senate-confirmed cyber official revived

House lawmakers want to add the requirement for a White House official to oversee cybersecurty policy and budget across civilian agencies. Rep. Langevin said the current set up with DHS in charge of civilian networks isn't good enough. Members also want more attention paid to the security of the supply chain.

Tags: Technology , management , Howard Schmidt , Greg Schaffer , Jim Langevin , Jason Chaffetz , elijah cummings , White House , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Cybersecurity , Supply chain security , FISMA , Jason Miller

Monday - 07/11/2011, 08:06am EDT
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Weak link in cybersecurity: The human element

Whether it's because we're in a rush, or we're naive, or we're just plain lazy, attackers know they can use various forms of what's sometimes called social engineering to use an organization's own employees against it.

Tags: Andy Purdy , computer sciences corporation , Cybersecurity Update , Bloomberg News , Technology , USB drives , In Depth

Friday - 07/08/2011, 06:25pm EDT
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DHS IG: "Significant" flaws in networks for cybersecurity

DHS's Inspector General finds some major flaws in the systems that agency uses to secure cyberspace. Learn more in today's cybersecurity update.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , DHS Inspector General , Technology

Friday - 07/08/2011, 09:30am EDT

Concerns over embedded equipment security flaws

Embedded security flaws are causing concern. Learn more in today's cybersecurity update

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Technology

Friday - 07/08/2011, 08:30am EDT

FLETC looks to mobile tech for training

CIO Sandy Peavy said the agency already launched a pilot using iPad and is using avatars to help trainees.
July 7, 2011

Tags: Technology , Sandy Peavy , federal law enforcement training center , Mobile computing , enterprise services , iPad , Training , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 07:19pm EDT
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DHS coordinates interagency security at waterways, ports

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) brought forth a new plan, the Maritime Operations Coordination (MOC), that will improve cross-coordination efforts between the Coast Guard (USCG), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Tags: maritime operations coordination , Coast Guard , CBP , ICE , security , Jory Heckman

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 02:47pm EDT

Stronger laws needed to catch cyber crooks

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano -- says most countries don't even have a legal framework that governs cyber.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Technology , Reuters , Janet Napolitano , In Depth

Friday - 07/01/2011, 04:28pm EDT

More time needed to finalize FedRAMP

GSA, DoD, DHS still need at least another month to finalize the FedRAMP requirements. Agencies and vendors are anxiously waiting the FedRAMP process to speed up the move to cloud computing and save money. The CIO Council also is developing the top 20 cloud security considerations to help agencies mitigate risks.

Tags: Technology , Dawn Leaf , GSA , CDC , NIST , DoD , Cybersecurity , Cloud computing , FedRAMP , AFCEA , infrastructure-as-a-service , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/29/2011, 08:38pm EDT

DHS develops new tools against common cyber threats

DHS, private research groups launch new tools to help agencies and industry close cybersecurity holes. DHS officials liken a rating system to the Energy Star labels that indicate how efficient appliances are.

Tags: Cybersecurity , FISMA , MITRE , SANS , Alan Paller , Joe Jarzombek , Bob Martin , Jared Serbu , Cybersecurity Update

Tuesday - 06/28/2011, 08:18am EDT
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