There’s a government and national responsibility in communicating the minimum standards for cyber security engineering, according to Chief of Missions for the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) Col. Stoney Trent. […]

The Department of the Treasury’s inspector general added IT acquisition and project management as one of the agency’s top challenges and kept cybersecurity on the list of the most serious management and performance challenges facing the department.






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According to a new Pew Research Center survey, a majority of Americans cannot identify an example of two-factor authentication and fewer than half of Americans can correctly answer the questions posed on Pew’s digital knowledge quiz.






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Cybersecurity services provider CrowdStrike said in its latest half-year report that it tracked a big spike in electronic crime (eCrime) exploits in the first half of 2019, and concluded that perpetrators have continued to mature their ability to offer criminal services for hire.






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A new report from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) finds that FHFA doesn’t have an agency-wide cybersecurity incident data analysis program based on a consistent data set, and that it lacks sufficient information to conduct trend or other time-series analyses for security purposes.






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The Senate version of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes multiple provisions in the bill’s report that push the Department of Defense (DoD) to make greater investments in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence (AI).






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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has finalized its update to the Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) initiative in a memo released today. The final version of the policy opens the door for new approaches to network security, and retains most elements of the draft framework released in December 2018.






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The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is seeking a vendor to bring interoperability to a wide range of cybersecurity capabilities and create a single network for cyber defense, according to a sources sought notice released September 6. Responses are due by September 20.






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Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., introduced the State and Local Government Cybersecurity Improvement Act on Aug. 30 to help state and local governments combat cyberattacks. The legislation comes in the wake of increasing ransomware attacks targeting state and local governments, including Katko’s own state.  






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