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.
Federal cybersecurity strategies need to prioritize people.
'Soft skills' are among the top traits for strong cyber leadership, according to federal CISOs.
Federal officials advised agencies to rethink their cybersecurity strategies in terms of data and disinformation.
Senior federal officials urge colleagues to adopt a human-centric approach to security.
A revolution in remote work and internet of things necessitates cybersecurity measures that cover the corresponding risk.
Zero trust is more than verifying users, it's also verifying infrastructure.
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased priorities around health information security, crowdsourced penetration testing and collaboration.
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.