SBA has made it a priority to provide cybersecurity assistance for small businesses, reaching out to local chambers of commerce, technology vendors, and banks that serve small businesses to raise awareness of the benefits of cybersecurity threat prevention sharing through conferences.
Federal leaders are well aware that cyber attacks are growing in sophistication, while at the same time an increasing number of employees access Federal networks from a growing variety of devices.[…]
With the midterm elections of 2018 fewer than 12 months away, Congress is showing heightened concern over the potential for disastrous cyber attacks on the nation’s electronic voting systems.
Two House panels investigating the Equifax Inc. data breach are zeroing in on “technical and process” failures that led to the loss of personally identifiable information, including Social Security numbers, belonging to more than 145 million Americans, according to recently released documents.
Cloud and cyber are converging to drive today’s IT modernization conversation. These two critical components of government’s IT agenda are the drivers behind one of the most critical mission objectives: keeping agency data safe.[…]
The Army and Navy recently announced that their Cyber Mission Teams were fully operational, and the U.S. Cyber Command now has all of their planned complement of 133 teams in business. With its people (totaling more than 6,000 service members and civilians) in place, U.S. cyber forces can now look to machines to help carry out effective operations in the cyber domain.[…]
As applications, data, and everything IT shifts to the cloud, so too does cybersecurity. It’s more than just securing the cloud — it’s about actually using the cloud, and the advanced analytics it enables, to protect organizations. Security models are changing, and the cloud is a pivotal enabler of that change.[…]
A team at the Georgia Institute of Technology, backed by the Defense Department’s research arm, is developing tool that will give cybersecurity investigators that kind of look at a cyber intrusion, quickly providing layers of detail not currently available, in what researchers say is the first instance of automated forensics.[…]
As Feds get smarter about Artificial Intelligence on the cyber frontier, seems agencies’ IT defenders are suffering from schizophrenia about cyber cyborgs. That’s the topline takeaway from the new MeriTalk “Federal Cyber AI IQ Test” study.[…]
The FBI currently has a backlog of nearly 7,000 crime-connected phones that its experts are unable to crack. And it’s going to get much worse, law enforcement leaders say.[…]