DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson formally designated state election assets -- including polling places, centralized vote tabulation locations, storage facilities and related information and communications technology -- as U.S. critical infrastructure.
State and local agencies must be able to defend against politically motivated attacks that can take websites offline, expose personal information or even knock out utility service.
In a demonstration of security vulnerabilities in popular products, Federal Trade Commission researchers hacked into and took control of consumer-grade drones.
The high baseline approval will allow Amazon Web Services to handle and store data that, if compromised, could severely hurt organizational operations, assets or people.
Cloud providers haven't managed to completely persuade the government IT community that they can provide the necessary controls to ensure security and prove regulatory compliance.
As cyber threats continue to multiply, states can look to the National Guard for help.
Although federal agencies were to transition their websites to the more-secure HTTPS communications protocol by Dec. 31, some conversions remain a work in progress.
If we are to prevent denial of service attacks on 911 systems, we must understand where the weaknesses lie, both in technology and policy.
New guidance provides tactical and strategic advice for cyber event recovery planning.
As smart cities start investing in connected devices, there is arguably a much broader threat vector from botnets taking advantage of the unsecured Internet of Things.
Pulling together quantum-resistant cryptography will take time, and NIST feels that, unless it starts now, that new cryptography won’t be ready.
The steady growth in state and local government IT spending will continue, as agencies look to replace legacy systems and protect against cyber threats, a recent report says.