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.
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.
CISA official says current practices are likely to become part of long-term guidance.
A new special report suggests that multifactor authentication, encryption and other steps can protect patients' health information.
Vulnerabilities lead to questions about home networks and "bring-your-own-device" policies.
The IRS launched a new online application to help check the status of their COVID-19 economic relief payment.
One month on, mobile device security and video-teleconferencing platforms enter the spotlight.
The coronavirus pandemic is leading to an increase in cybersecurity attacks and scams.
Public and private-sector efforts now have a tiered approach to cybersecurity controls.
Forward-thinking agencies face fewer vulnerabilities as attacks ramp up in intensity.
The bill supports IT modernization, telehealth, telework and security as the country combats the coronavirus pandemic.
Deterrence, speed and a collective approach to defense are the core concepts of the new strategy.
As agencies prepare for mass telework, clear communication and an eye on security will minimize stress on employees.
While the attack was reportedly unsuccessful, federal cybersecurity leads encourage agencies to 'remain vigilant'.