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VA plans for 'doomsday' cyber scenario

With its networks and systems facing upwards of a billion attacks a month, the Veterans Affairs Department is bringing together cyber and mission owners to discuss its courses of action if the situation becomes worse. The agency also is looking to its digital services team to make across-the-board improvements to its online applications.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , Veterans Affairs Department , Steph Warren , Greg Ambrose , Dan Galick , Digital services , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/27/2015, 03:51am EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Internal Revenue Service says it's notifying more than 100,000 taxpayers that their personal information was stolen from IRS data systems. As Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, the data breach appears to have spanned about three months, and it appears to be the work of a highly-organized criminal syndicate.

Tags: Jared Serbu , IRS , In Depth , Cybersecurity

Tuesday - 05/26/2015, 04:41pm EDT
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VA turns up its 'intensity' to solve long-standing cyber challenges

Stephen Warren, the Veterans Affairs Department's chief information officer, said he's brought in extra vendors to deal with a backlog of cyber challenges. VA's inspector general found more than 9,000 outstanding system security risks in its annual Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) report.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , Veterans Affairs , Stephen Warren , Dan Galick , Jeff Miller , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Oversight , FISMA , ASM Research , Accenture , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 05/22/2015, 03:42am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Having failed its cybersecurity audit for the sixteenth year in a row, Veterans Affairs is taking several steps to address long-standing cyber deficiencies to quicken the path toward a better grade under the Federal Information Security Management Act. Steph Warren is the VA's Chief Information Officer; Dan Galick is the associate deputy assistant secretary for security operations. They tell executive editor Jason Miller why they're optimistic after a long-string of poor audits.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Veterans Affairs , Cybersecurity , FISMA

Friday - 05/22/2015, 09:15am EDT
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One size does not fit all: A multi-faceted approach toward the cyber domain

Commentary: Andrea Little Limbago, a principal social scientist at Endgame, argues for a new type of cyber framework to help public and private sector organizations prepare for and better respond to attacks.

Tags: Andrea Little Limbago , Endgame , Technology , Cybersecurity , phishing , cyber attack , commentary

Friday - 05/22/2015, 05:42am EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Homeland Security is about to launch a new approach to make cybersecurity information sharing easier. In the next couple of months, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (U.S. CERT) will begin using two new technical specifications called STICKS and TAXI. Both will help DHS automate how cyber information is shared between federal agencies and business. Brad Nix is the deputy director of U.S. CERT. He tells executive editor Jason Miller how DHS is putting these two standards to work to improve cybersecurity information sharing.

Tags: Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , DHS , STIX , TAXII , Cybersecurity

Thursday - 05/21/2015, 08:25am EDT
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DHS to launch STIX, TAXII service for cyber

The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team will begin using two emerging technical specifications to automate how cyber threat information is shared with the public and private sectors.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , Information sharing , Brad Nix , DHS , US-CERT , STIX , TAXII , Cyber Information Sharing and Collaboration Program , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/21/2015, 04:01am EDT
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Dan Waddell, Director of Government Affairs, ISC2

Despite significant investments in cybersecurity, the government's current state of readiness leaves a lot to be desired. That's according to security managers themselves, responding to the latest survey from ISC2. Dan Waddell, director of government affairs for the National Capital Region of ISC2, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the Global Information Security Workforce Study.

Tags: Dan Waddell , ISC2 , Cybersecurity , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 09:39am EDT
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TSA, HHS speed up move to cyber dashboards

Is patience running short among agencies over the Homeland Security Department's continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program?

Tags: Technology , acquisition , industry , DHS , continuous diagnostics and mitigation program , HHS , TSA , Cybersecurity , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/18/2015, 04:16am EDT
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