• Egg cracking as it is squeezed in a vise

    Will agencies get squeezed on cybersecurity technology?

    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.

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  • Exhausted runners after a race

    Can federal cybersecurity survive the sequester?

    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.

  • Two fists indicating US China disagreements

    Fight cyber with cyber, or hit 'em where it hurts?

    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.

  • Mandiant phishing report on hook as bait

    Report about hacking becomes spear-phishing bait

    Attacks are targeting Asian journalists using a recent high-profile report on Chinese hacking from the security company Mandiant.

  • Snake hidden in the sand

    Hackers' new trick for slithering through sandboxes

    Malware writers develop find new tactics to avoid detection while waiting for a chance to infect systems.

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  • Two knights facing each other on chess board

    China's cyber spying: Time for a Cold War response?

    CSIS fellow Jim Lewis says we need to bring a full range of diplomatic and intelligence resources to bear against Chinese incursions into U.S. systems, not just beef up cybersecurity.

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  • Auditor works on checklist while man puts out fire in background

    FCC vs. GAO: Haste = waste, or he who hesitates is lost?

    FCC was upbraided by auditors for cutting corners in upgrading network security. Did the commission create unnecessary risk or just do what was necessary?

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  • Person signing tax forms

    Does the IRS really know who you are?

    Identity theft could be costing the government billions of dollars a year in fraudulent tax refunds, and it is hard to say whether the shift to electronic tax filing is a boon or a bane.

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  • Earbuds

    The P2P risks behind House's Spotify ban

    The House of Representatives has ruffled feathers by banning a peer-to-peer music network, but P2P raises security concerns that merit caution.

  • Water leaking out of disconnected hoses

    Sometimes, the Internet just breaks

    It's easy to forget that the Internet relies on physical infrastructure that can break. Not every disruption is an attack.

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