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The Cybersecurity Framework is helping agencies, but there's room for improvement

IT managers have gotten better at preventing attacks, but they must ensure they can also quickly respond and recover.

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Can Russian cyber meddling be stopped?

The low-cost electronic meddling that sows suspicion in the democratic process is likely to continue, a cybersecurity expect told a Senate panel.

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ONR seeks to speed development of cryptographic software

Galois is creating a suite of tools that will improve the development and testing of new cryptographic algorithms.

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When is a back door not a back door?

FBI Director Christopher Wray's call for a solution to uncrackable encryption sounds curiously like a request for a back door.

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Karen Jackson: The exit interview

Virginia's outgoing secretary of technology talks about her work in cybersecurity, autonomous technology and smart communities.

America’s aging voting machines managed to survive another election

Elections: Another unsecured enterprise application?

With IT systems underpinning elections infrastructure, state officials are taking different approaches to secure their systems against growing threats.

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How threat hunting enhances cybersecurity

Proactive hunting can find core security issues much faster than traditional reactive methods and reduce workload on security analysts who must focus on fighting day-to-day fires.

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AI cybersecurity: Let's take some deep breaths

Automated attack response protocols give agencies a solid base for preventing current and future artificial intelligence-enabled cyberattacks.

Bipartisan Senate bill would help states beef up election cybersecurity

The new proposal would help streamline cybersecurity info-sharing between federal and state officials, authorize grants to replace outdated equipment and develop election cybersecurity guidelines.

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Top cyber risks for 2018

As 2018 begins, a top risk consulting firm reflects on how the cyber landscape has transformed over the last year.

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States could wait 9 months for DHS election system assessments

States are being given priority for the risk and vulnerability assessments that provide an in-depth, on-site review of internal and external networks.

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Blockchain in government: Are we ready for prime time?

It's possible that enthusiasm for the technology may be outpacing its practicality.

Topic Resources

  • Take Cybersecurity to the Next Level

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