Category Archives: Government

The Difference Between CMMC and DFARS CUI

Although DFARS CUI compliance and CMMC programs do overlap, the assessment (audit) process will be significantly different moving forward

The Key to Compliance: Vulnerability Assessments

Routine vulnerability assessments evaluate what risks and threats exist for your business systems, assign severity levels to them, and ultimately recommend modifications or countermeasures to minimize the risk of a breach.

FDA plans to improve medical device cybersecurity

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to tackle security issues related to medical devices and has released a plan of action it means to implement in the near future. Read More………….

U.S. and U.K. Warn of Cybersecurity Threat From Russia

LONDON — The United States and Britain on Monday issued a first-of-its-kind joint warning about Russian cyberattacks against government and private organizations as well as individual homes and offices in both countries, a milestone in the escalating use of cyberweaponry between major powers. Read More………

AI a threat to cyber security, warns report

Artificial intelligence is being incorporated into a range of cyber security products, but the technology may also introduce new threats, a report warns Artificial intelligence (AI) poses a range of threats to cyber, physical and political security, according to a report by 26 UK and US experts and researchers. The Malicious use of artificial intelligence report examines the […]
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The 5 non-cyber challenges facing federal cybersecurity

Cybersecurity may be the top issue keeping federal CIOs, CISOs and other IT officials up at night — but it doesn’t exist in a vacuum alone. In addition to strong cybersecurity risk awareness and mitigation policies, as well as state-of-the-art threat detection software, agencies must also equip themselves with top talent, modern systems, efficient procurement […]
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10 schools top new ranking of best cybersecurity programs

When Kevin Sefcovic got out of the Navy in 2014, he chose to pursue a bachelor’s degree at the University of Nebraska Omaha for its veteran-friendly reputation and the school’s proximity to his last duty station. He had always been interested in working with computers, but after seven years in military law enforcement he was […]
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What’s Wrong With America’s Current Approach to Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity has transformed what is actually a people problem with a technology component into its exact opposite. It’s almost impossible these days to avoid media coverage of Russia’s role in hacking the 2016 election. So it was in 2015, when news broke that Chinese hackers had breached the United States Office of Personnel Management. Likewise for […]
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Congressman: We need a National Guard for cybersecurity

There are few people with computer science backgrounds who work in the federal government. Long hours coupled with smaller salaries make it hard to recruit techies to Washington, according to Representative Ruben Gallego. But one way to get more tech people to serve their country is to set up a cybersecurity reservist system, like a […]
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OPM Spent Less Than Nearly All Other Federal Agencies on Cybersecurity

THE FEDERAL AGENCY that stored, and lost, millions of current and former government employees’ sensitive files, fingerprints, and security clearances spent only a small fraction of what other federal agencies allocated for cybersecurity, according to a new report published by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Wednesday. The Office of Personnel Management breach, […]
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