HHS tightens FISMA compliance, but risks remain

HHS tightens FISMA compliance, but risks remain

While the Department of Health and Human Services has made progress in compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act, it still has room to improve its security program.

Thwarting the threat actors: What government can do

Thwarting the threat actors: What government can do

While it is virtually impossible to know when cybercriminals will attack, taking certain preventative actions before an attack can certainly reduce the risk of damage.

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How hackable are first responders' quadcopters?

A researcher presenting at the RSA Security Conference said he can hack and hijack a popular drone model via two separate system vulnerabilities.

DOD launches bug bounty program

Pentagon launching bug bounty program

With the Hack the Pentagon program, the Defense Department is inviting vetted hackers to expose potential vulnerabilities.

Unisys Stealth coming to classified programs

Unisys Stealth coming to classified programs

The Unisys Stealth security software solution is close to approval for NSA’s Commercial Solutions for Classified Program Components List -- clearing the way for use on classified networks.

Modernization projects, human error top IT security concerns

Modernization projects, human error top IT security concerns

A survey of federal IT managers shows the biggest cybersecurity challenges agencies face.

The tech that locks down ID cards

The tech that locks down ID cards

Whether the card allows for access into a government building or another country, new technologies are making it easier for officials to verify identities.

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Building a better (computer) brain for spotting cyberthreats

Lewis Rhodes Labs has a neuromorphic processor that increases the speed and resolution of anomaly detection by more than 100-fold

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Navy budgets for cyber resiliency

According to recent budget documents, the Navy is asking for $88 million in research and development associated with cyber resiliency.

DARPA looks to measure privacy protection

DARPA looks to measure privacy protection

The research agency underwrites a project to help document a system's effectiveness at protecting user data.

Governments lost 307 million records to breaches in 2015

Governments lost 307 million records to breaches in 2015

A new study finds that public sector organizations in the United States are targets in a vast majority of attacks.

'MouseJack' turns wireless mice, keyboards into liabilities

Peripherals that use unencrypted radio signals to communicate can create vulnerabilities for enterprises.

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