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Federal Cybersecurity News and Analysis

News and analysis covering cybersecurity across the U.S. federal government. The increasing digitization of vital information and government services has left key agencies correspondingly vulnerable to data breach by rogue actors and U.S. adversaries. This imperative to safeguard federal IT against malicious intrusion has motivated decision-makers across federal agencies to continue applying breaking cybersecurity methods to core systems.
Resources and talent only go so far if you're not aware of which systems are most vulnerable and still clicking on phishing emails.
Defense agencies tackled intricate cybersecurity challenges to prepare for remote work.
For many agencies, extended telework policies may require reevaluation of cyber risk posture.
The newly released guidelines aim to uphold government cybersecurity amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ensuring quality long-term telework capabilities and eligibility must start with the technological foundation.
The Science & Technology Directorate sees improvements for quickly approving mobile apps for government use.
The services are trying to gain insight into their data with automation to make improvements across the enterprise.
As agencies increase connectivity capabilities, they also increase their cyber risk.
Following major cyber incidents, cybersecurity experts push for CISA support and a National Cyber Director.
As government agencies go digital, increased cyber risks require a holistic approach.
Congressional representatives say the position would be the best way for the U.S. to prevent and address cyber incidents efficiently.
The demands of a remote workforce have put renewed emphasis on instating zero trust and secure cloud access.
CISA and NSA provide guidance for how federal agencies can address critical vulnerabilities in their networks.
With phishing and the upcoming election, securing infrastructure remains a top necessity that initiatives like TIC 3.0 will advance.
AI, data and cyber are focus areas that will secure HHS IT and prevent fraud, waste and abuse of funds.
Federal IT leads say the strategy lets agencies ‘use the tools we have’ to modernize security.
Agency leadership is accelerating work on cloud adoption and remote information management to meet new challenges presented during the pandemic.
Though some regulatory procedures have been impacted, accreditation board is already working with industry.
Identity-based approach to verification moves beyond perimeters and VPNs.
Overhauling how government communicates remotely doesn't have to affect security.