As more unsecured devices become IP-enabled for remote management or as part of sensor networks, the possibilities for attack grow.
In its effort to keep the U.S. military out front with its technology, DARPA finds itself competing with its own successes.
Although direct attacks against agency systems have decreased, attackers appear to be targeting upstream companies to get around government defenses, Symantec says.
Former Air Force CIO Lt. Gen. William Lord (retired) says the installed base of outdated code in government systems is "the next Achilles' heel."
DHS has warned about recent denial of service attacks against PSAPs and other government phone lines, but the attacks are nothing new.
A recent survey of security behavior seems to show a shift away from IE and paid antivirus products in favor of Chrome, Firefox and free antivirus tools.
According to readers, the driving force for moving to IPv6 is to keep the Internet alive and well.
The push for IPv6 so far has been all stick and no carrot. Do agencies switch because OMB says so or because they're afraid of running out of IPv4 addresses? Do readers know what will make everyone want to move?
With cyber threats to government systems growing, budget woes will hamper projects to develop tools needed to monitor, evaluate and mitigate risks, DHS secretary warns.
An optimistic scorecard predicts that agencies will meet 95 percent of their priority goals by the end of fiscal 2014, but the race to the finish looks more like a slog than a sprint.