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NSA: cyber leadership trumps management

Every agency is in search of good leaders and good managers. But it is important to recognize the distinction.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , NSA , Chris Inglis

Monday - 04/11/2011, 08:30am EDT

DHS cyber staff excepted in case of shutdown

DHSers who perform cybersecurity functions would not be furloughed during a government shutdown, including contractors.

Tags: Federal Drive , DHS , Cybersecurity Update , shutdown , Contracting , pay and benefits

Friday - 04/08/2011, 09:30am EDT

Hackers could exploit shutdown

The federal government's list of emergency network security personnel has not been updated in 15 years.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , shutdown , budget

Thursday - 04/07/2011, 09:30am EDT

Unified golden master ready for deployment

The Pentagon moves to tighten cybersecurity for troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , unified golden master , Afghanistan , Windows PC

Thursday - 04/07/2011, 08:30am EDT

Humans are the foundation of cybersecurity

The best defense against cyber attacks is not a new weapon system but strict human security procedures,

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , Michael Basla , USAF

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 08:30am EDT

RSA hack exploited Flash

The hack last month that compromised RSA's SecurID product resulted from a targeted advanced persistent threat that took advantage of a zero-day vulnerability in the Adobe Flash Player, the company confirmed.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , RSA , Contracting

Tuesday - 04/05/2011, 09:30am EDT

Expect more targeted e-mail attacks

Security experts are warning users to be on the watch for targeted email attacks after a breach at a major marketing firm that may have put millions of addresses in the hands of hackers and scammers.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , spear pfishing , Epsilon

Tuesday - 04/05/2011, 08:30am EDT

DoD to begin phasing out SSNs on ID cards

The Defense Department will begin taking Social Security numbers off of the ID cards held by DoD employees and retirees. The changes, part of a 2008 SSN reduction plan, will begin in June, officials said.

Tags: DoD , technology , ID theft , CAC , HSPD-12 , privacy , PII , identity management , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/04/2011, 06:37pm EDT

Cyber threats require a more proactive stance

In a report the Department of Homeland Security outlined plans that include a three-pronged approach to cyber security: automation, interoperability, and authentication.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , DHS

Monday - 04/04/2011, 09:30am EDT

Data breaches at VA expose sensitive information

Two separate incidents at Veterans Affairs result in credit protection services for 1,600 vets

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , VA , Roger Baker

Friday - 04/01/2011, 09:30am EDT
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