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Military ban on flash drives still in place

Chunks of Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative to be declassified, Microsoft: Don't press F1 key in Windows XP

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , flash drive ban , DoD , Defense , thumb drives , Cybersecurity , Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative , Windows XP , VBScript bug

Tuesday - 03/02/2010, 08:33am EST

Capitol Hill: Wait and see on cybersecurity coordinator

From Capitol Hill, most, but not all, lawmakers have generally good reviews for President Obama's pick to be cybersecurity coordinator.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , Sen. Joe Liebereman , Sen. Susan Collins , Rep. Jim Langevin , Rep. Yvette Clark , President Obama , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 12/23/2009, 06:45am EST

DoJ's Hitch looks back on a decade of IT changes

Van Hitch will retire as the Justice Department's CIO at the end of July. He said cybersecurity, information sharing and social media and mobile computing were among the biggest technology transformations he saw.
July 21, 2011

Tags: Technology , Justice Department , Van Hitch , Cybersecurity , anti-phishing guidance , information gathering , Mobile computing , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/21/2011, 07:06pm 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 , Greg Schaffer , Jim Langevin , Jason Chaffetz , elijah cummings , DHS , White House , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Cybersecurity , Supply chain security , FISMA , Jason Miller

Monday - 07/11/2011, 08:06am EDT

Exclusive: Schmidt says cyber progress being made quietly behind the scenes

The White House cybersecurity advisor said many of his office's initiatives are in the operational stages and are making a difference. But some in industry and government say there is a vacuum in leadership from his office and OMB. Howard Schmidt says it's clear what role his office, OMB and DHS play.

Tags: Technology , management , Vivek Kundra , White House , OMB , DHS , NIST , Cybersecurity , TIC , DNS Security , FISMA , IT reforms , Jason Miller , Cybersecurity Update

Friday - 04/22/2011, 07:36am EDT

NIST to play big role to secure online identities

White House strategy gives the Commerce Department bureau the ability to bring industry, privacy, security and other experts together to develop policies and standards. The administration made it clear the private sector will lead the effort and the government is only creating a marketplace for these services.

Tags: Technology , Gene Sperling , Jane Holl Lute , White House , DHS , NIST , identity management , PKI , Cybersecurity , privacy , Jason Miller , John Buckner

Monday - 04/18/2011, 07:08am EDT

'Cyber war is a terrible metaphor'

Internet attacks from hackers, spies and terrorist groups deserves serious attention, says Howard Schmidt, but this should not be "to the extent of mass hysteria".

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , Cybersecurity , cyberwar

Friday - 02/18/2011, 09:30am EST

Cybersecurity coordinator defends online user authentification

The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace has come under fire due to the possible government overreach and added bureaucracy.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Technology , White House , cybersecurity coordinator , Wall Street Journal , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 04:15pm EST
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