Janet Napolitano, secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security, chatted with Boston’s police commissioner, first responders, and higher education officials yesterday about issues ranging from LNG tanker safety to cybersecurity.
“We must resolve that even a successful attack will not be a defeat for our way of life.”
The Defense Department’s planned Cyber Command isn’t designed to militarize cyberspace, the Army lieutenant general picked to lead the command told senators today during his confirmation hearing.Keep Reading
Although agencies are improving cybersecurity at the national level, the federal approach to securing US interests online still leaves much to be desired, a high-ranking Obama administration official said.Keep Reading
GAO finds implementations of TIC, FFDC lackingKeep Reading
Clarus Research Group conducted a survey of attitudes among federal research managers on cybersecurity challenges that confront them in the year ahead.
IT associations have written to Senators Jay Rockefeller and Olympia Snowe to protest some provisions in their Cybersecurity Act of 2010.
Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Olympia Snowe reintroduce a cybersecurity bill, which clears the Senate commerce committee.
GAO identifies persistent weaknesses in FISMA compliance.
The Department of Homeland Security plans to work with a commercial Internet service provider and one federal agency to carry out a pilot test of Einstein 3, an intrusion detection and prevention system that will eventually be used to bolster federal agencies' information security postures.Keep Reading
The Senate sergeant-at-arms has requested $1 million for the cybersecurity of the congressional chamber in 2011.
A former Transportation Security Administration contractor is being charged in Colorado for allegedly injecting malicious code into a government network used for screening airport security workers and others.
White House cyber coordinator Howard Schmidt last week announced the declassification of some information on the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative.