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 William Lord (retired) says the installed base of outdated code in government systems is "the next Achilles' heel."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.
Many cybersecurity practitioners say, "forget the attacker, focus on the risk," but there is a growing consensus that the best way to combat cyber espionage is with political and economic responses.
Attacks are targeting Asian journalists using a recent high-profile report on Chinese hacking from the security company Mandiant.