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Y2K offers lessons for cybersecurity

One cyber bill before Congress would create a cyber committee much like the Y2K Conversion committee to help deal with cybersecurity issues. John Koskinen, former chairman of the Council on Year 2000 Conversion, tells us how his committee was set up and why it was successful.

Tags: John Koskinen , technology , Y2K , Council on Year 2000 Conversion , Cybersecurity Update , In Depth

Monday - 09/20/2010, 12:38pm EDT
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Navy's Cyber Forces move full steam ahead

There's a new type of naval warrior. Commander of Navy Cyber Forces, Rear Admiral Tom Meek explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , Navy , management , technology , cyberwarriors , Tom Meek , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 09/20/2010, 09:30am EDT
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Beware of hoax virus emails

The putatively invading viruses have imaginative names: black in the white house, Olympic Torch, midget census workers kidnapped, etc.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive , midget census workers kidnapped

Monday - 09/20/2010, 08:30am EDT

VA wrestles with portable medical data storage

The Veterans Affairs Department is facing a new challenge when it comes to cybersecurity: letting doctors access patient data outside the workplace. VA CIO Baker said a major policy change may be needed to ensure the agency is meeting the needs of its veterans and the doctors and nurses who serve them.

Tags: technology , medical records , VA , Roger Baker , health IT , mobile data , Max Cacas

Monday - 09/20/2010, 07:04am EDT
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Connolly: Cyber top concern on Capitol Hill

Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) tells the DorobekINSIDER he has some concerns about the Pentagon's procurement changes.

Tags: Gerry Connolly , Congress , Smart Contracting Caucus , technology

Friday - 09/17/2010, 05:01pm EDT
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Botnets are for sale to cybercriminals

A new investigation finds a managed services provider that specializes in offering a fee-based service sheds new light in to the growing commercialization of this criminal space.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , managed services provider , botnets , Damballa

Friday - 09/17/2010, 09:30am EDT

New head named for FBI's Cyber Division

Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Shawn Henry as the executive assistant director (EAD) of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch (CCRSB). Mr. Henry will succeed Assistant Deputy Director T.J. Harrington. Mr. Henry most recently served as assistant director in charge of the FBI's Washington Field Office.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , DoJ , FBI , Shawn Henry

Friday - 09/17/2010, 08:30am EDT

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.
September 16, 2010

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

Thursday - 09/16/2010, 06:22pm EDT
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Strides made to harmonize IT security systems across agencies

According to a recent GAO report, there's now proof that national security and non-national security IT systems can work together effectively.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , GAO , IT systems

Thursday - 09/16/2010, 05:25pm EDT

Cyber-jihad group linked to 'here you have' worm

SCMagazineUS.com reports that the malware author who uses the handle "iraq_resistance" is believed to be part of the cyber-jihad organization "Brigades of Tariq ibn Ziyad."

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , here you have worm , computer virus , Brigades of Tariq ibn Ziyad

Thursday - 09/16/2010, 05:12pm EDT
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