The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the National Information Assurance Partnership with the National Security Agency (NSA) said June 29 that their joint pilot program is showing that cybersecurity for mobile application software for Federal use can be an automated process.






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The National Security Agency (NSA) is conducting a pilot program through a commercial managed service provider that provides secure domain-name system (DNS) services to a group of defense industrial base (DIB) companies.






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Russia U.S. Hacking

The National Security Agency has identified Russian military cyber actors – part of the General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate’s (GRU) Main Center for Special Technologies (GTsST) – have exploited a vulnerability in Exim mail transfer agent (MTA) software since at least August 2019.






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Both the growing ability to project offensive cyber power, and a long list of old friends around the world, are helping the Federal government to develop a greater ability to create more effective deterrence against cyber adversaries, a senior Defense Department (DoD) official said on Feb. 26.






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In a short note on its website, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encouraged cloud administrators and users to review the National Security Agency’s (NSA) Jan. 22 guidance on mitigating cloud vulnerabilities.






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An Office of Inspector General (OIG) report for the National Security Agency (NSA) found that while the agency has made progress in establishing the full scope of CIO authorities within the agency, the defined authorities and responsibilities of the position remain ambiguous.






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Cybersecurity cyber

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the National Security Agency (NSA) are both working on less classified methods of cyberthreat information sharing, according to two officials at a FedInsider webinar on Jan. 9.






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Federal cybersecurity officials spoke about the strategies they’re pursuing to address workforce issues within their agencies during a Sept. 18 Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Cybersecurity Summit panel.






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Cybersecurity cyber

The National Security Agency (NSA) may have deep knowledge of signals intelligence and cyber, but the agency still faces challenges in implementing a strong cybersecurity posture under FISMA (the Federal Information Security Modernization Act), according to the agency’s inspector general.






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Big Data Analytics

MITRE’s new vice president for intelligence programs and vice president of human resources are Charles Clancy and Gus Bentivegna, respectively, the organization wrote in a May 14 press release. Bentivegna – who joined MITRE in April to enhance talent experience and total rewards compensation and benefits programs – will begin his new role immediately, and […] […]

With the increasing ubiquity of internet of things (IoT) devices and the vast expansion of the cyber attack surface that those devices create, National Security Agency (NSA) IoT Enterprise Functional Team Lead Arlene Santos is emphasizing the importance of the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act reintroduced in Congress last month as way to address the cybersecurity concerns posed by rapid IoT device growth.






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Bills introduced in the House and Senate yesterday would put a formal end to a National Security Agency program that has collected communications records metadata of U.S. citizens for intelligence and law enforcement use, following unconfirmed reports that NSA and the Trump administration are no longer interested in continuing the program.






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An important step in advancing artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives includes fortifying algorithms for AI, which are often brittle and “not good,” said Dr. John Beieler, program manager at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA).






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Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T) has pioneered a graduate school program that emphasizes data science, cyber-physical, and cybersecurity research – particularly on the front of cloud computing – to a degree that has earned it Federal recognition.






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