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Cyberattacks against agencies up 40 percent

Agencies reported more than 41,000 cyber incidents in 2010.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , technology , OMB

Monday - 03/21/2011, 09:27am EDT

Agencies still struggling to encrypt mobile devices

Despite a 2006 mandate to secure mobile devices and implement two-factor authentication, only just over half of federal agencies have managed to do so. OMB submits its annual FISMA report to Congress detailing the steps the government has taken to improve cybersecurity, including spending $12 billion on cybersecurity last year.

Tags: technology , Management , Vivek Kundra , OMB , DoD , GSA , NASA , DHS , U.S. CERT , NIST , cybersecurity , continuous monitoring , encryption , HSPD-12 , Cyber Workforce , CyberStat , Cyberscope , supply chain , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/21/2011, 07:27am EDT

Bill would create National Office of Cyberspace

Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) has introduced the Executive Cyberspace Coordination Act.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Jim Langevin , Executive Cyberspace Coordination Act

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 02:01pm EDT

NIST raises cybersecurity to a holistic level

NIST has updated its Cybersecurity Recommendations for Government. Learn how your agency will be able to better manage information security risks from project leader for FISMA implementation, Ron Ross.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , NIST , Ron Ross , technology , Management

Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 10:30am EST

NIST releases 'Managing Information Security Risk'

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released the final version of its guidelines for information risk management.

Tags: Federal Drive , NIST , technology , security , Management , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity

Friday - 03/04/2011, 09:30am EST

NIST calls for new ways to manage IT security risks

National Institute of Standards and Technology guidelines are out. NIST's Rob Ross explains the new standards.

Tags: Ron Ross , NIST , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 12/17/2010, 02:38pm EST

Microsoft gets FISMA certification

Google will soon be fighting for room on the cloud with rival Microsoft. Microsoft recently received Federal Information Security Management Act certification for cloud computing data centers — about five months after Google gained approval. “Meeting the requirements of FISMA is an important security requirement for U.S. Federal agencies,” Microsoft’s Senior Director of Risk and [...]

Tags: Cloud computing , Google , Google Apps , GSA , Microsoft , Microsoft Office , Office 365 , technology

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 01:53pm EST

Microsoft gets FISMA-certified

The added accreditation brings greater transparency security to the cloud, says the Microsoft blog.

Tags: Microsoft , Cloud computing , technology , Cybersecurity Update , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 12/06/2010, 03:06pm EST

Cybersecurity takes two steps forward

This week host Tom Temin talks with Ron Ross of NIST and Nicole Dean, deputy director of the National Cyber Security Division.
November 25, 2010
(Encore Presentation)

Tags: Ron Ross , Nicole Dean , cybersecurity , Einstein 2 , Einstein 3 , Federal Security Spotlight , Tom Temin

Monday - 11/22/2010, 02:57pm EST

FISMA Reform and the pending Cybersecurity Bills

October 27th, 2010

Representative Jim Langevin of Rhode Island and the Honorable Tom Davis discuss the reform of the 2002 Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and the pending Congressional Cybersecurity bills.

Tags: Management , FedCentral , Deloitte , Tom Davis , Jim Langevin , cybersecurity , cyber

Friday - 10/29/2010, 05:09pm EDT
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