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Survey: Most Adults Lack Cyber Knowledge, Practices

A significant percentage of surveyed working adults do not grasp or implement basic cybersecurity concepts and practices, according to Proofpoint’s recently released 2018 User Risk Report.

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  1. Cybersecurity cyber What’s Trending in Data Breaches and Cyberattacks?

    While “large impactful [cyber] incidents” are on the rise, there are fewer “high-profile public disclosures,” according to a FireEye’s year’s M-Trends 2019 Report, which is based on FireEye Mandiant’s investigations of the most interesting and impactful cyberattacks of 2018.

  2. Accelerating Cyber, Electronic Warfare Army Units Causing Logistical Hiccups

    The Army is establishing new cyber and electronic warfare units for multi-domain operations, but the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the branch has not fully assessed the risk of activating some of its units at an accelerated pace and is facing staffing, equipping, and training challenges.

  1. HHS Hopes to Test Accelerate This Fall

    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hopes to test Accelerate – the first block-chain based program in the Federal government to get an authority-to-operate – in the coming fall and rollout the portal fully in the beginning of 2020.

  2. Energy Updates Cybersecurity Maturity Model

    The Department of Energy (DoE) upgraded its Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (C2M2) to help measure how organizations effectively protect themselves from cyber threats.

  3. CISA, NCSA Release 2019 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Toolkit

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), in partnership with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), announced on Aug. 14 the release of the 2019 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) Toolkit.

  4. Organizations Must be Flexible in Cyber Threat Landscape

    A cyber threat landscape report released today found that the shifting cyber landscape has led threat actors to adjust operations strategically, operationally, and technically.

  1. Strategic Approaches to AI Include Targeting ‘Low-Hanging Fruit,’ Experts say

    For harnessing the capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation, Federal agencies are focusing attention on “low-hanging fruit,” or easily solvable problems, as a strategic approach to utilizing the emerging technologies.

  2. DHS Components Are Powering the Department’s Cloud Migration, Official Says

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is progressing with its cloud strategy, and the agency’s components are leading the way in cloud migration, DHS Cloud Action Officer Kshemendra Paul said at FCW’s Smart Cloud, Smart Government workshop today.

  3. Eight States Will Vote Paperless in 2020 Despite Security Risks

    Despite a downtick in number of states using paperless voting equipment since 2016, eight states are still expected to use paperless machines in the 2020 election, according to an Aug. 13 Brennan Center for Justice report.

  4. TechNet Sounds the Alarm on FY2020 NDAA

    TechNet President and CEO Linda Moore wrote the House and Senate Armed Services Committees on Aug. 12 to raise concerns with the current draft of the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

  5. VA Launches App to Streamline Healthcare Tools

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a new mobile application called VA Launchpad to save veterans and caregivers time online.

  6. Hybrid Cloud Data Visionaries to Headline Cloud Connect Forum

    Hybrid cloud innovation is driving the data revolution and, the new data landscape will need its experts to power the future of the Federal agency data revolution.

  7. VA, DoD Enter Agreement to Boost VA Supply Chain Management Modernization

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Defense Department’s (DoD) Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) announced that they began a strategic partnership Aug. 12 to aid the VA in its supply chain management modernization efforts.

  8. Federal Hiring Freeze Results in IT Staffing Issues at State

    A Federal hiring freeze ordered in a January 2017 presidential memo resulted in “significant” staffing reductions across the State Department – including the inability to fill two Senior Executive Service cybersecurity positions, which then delayed implementing an enterprise risk management program for IT systems.

  9. MANRS Launches Compliance Tool

    The Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) initiative announced that it has launched a new online tool to measure the level of networks’ MANRS compliance called the MANRS Observatory.

  10. Unique Chinese Cyber Threat Group Identified

    FireEye announced that it was able to identify a new Chinese hacker group, which they have labeled as Advanced Persistent Threat group 41 – or APT41.