Items listed under "Government"

NCI Attends 2017 AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium

NCI was invited to moderate a panel on “Building the Pipeline of Cybersecurity Professionals” at the 2017 AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium that was held at the Baltimore, MD Convention Center in June.  The panel was well attended and featured educators and...  [Read More]

OPM Breach: Drip, Drip Drip

Over a year has passed since the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breach rocked the cyber world. Back in 2015 it was revealed that a huge amount of personal data had been stolen by cyber attackers when they breached the agencies defenses. ...  [Read More]

Uncle Sam Is Looking for a Few Good…

As those with a vested interest in cybersecurity are aware, there currently exists a huge shortfall of skilled professionals to fill the many job openings in the country. By some estimates there currently are 350,000 open positions in the US and over...  [Read More]

Bolstering Infrastructure Cybersecurity

In 2013 US. Presidential Policy Directive 21 (PPD-21) identified 16 sectors deemed critical to the operation of the nation. The identified sectors are: Chemical Commercial Facilities Communications Critical Manufacturing Dams Defense Industrial Base Emergency Services Energy Financial Services Food and Agriculture Government...  [Read More]

Government Requests for Information from Google

Careful what you search for… Until Edward Snowden blew the whistle on government spying, most Americans were blissfully unaware of how much of our personal lives is monitored by ‘Big Brother’ in the guise of national security. His alarming revelations made headlines...  [Read More]

Cybersecurity becomes a presidential priority

The Obama administration announced a wave of new cybersecurity measures in the form of two executive orders on Feb. 9, reported USA Today. The legislation includes an increased budget as well as the formation of new groups dedicated to security and privacy....  [Read More]

By Order of the President

Today President Obama signed an Executive Order that seeks to modernize the digital system in the federal government and increase cybersecurity. The order lays the groundwork for establishing a federal privacy council within the government that will oversee the protection of the...  [Read More]

Cybersecurity – Incident Response

People and organizations tend to focus on methods to prevent cyber attacks on their digital systems. While prevention is an important aspect of cybersecurity, it does not address an equally important piece of the cybersecurity puzzle – what to do when an...  [Read More]

Senate Takes More Action

Late last year the US Senate voted overwhelmingly to pass CISA, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. That piece of legislation requires organizations to share cyber information between private entities and various government agencies in an effort reduce the impact of breaches to...  [Read More]

Senate Passes Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA)

Last night Senators from both sides of the aisle voted overwhelmingly (74-21) in support of the long debated and delayed Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act – aka CISA . The measure will continue to circulate the hill for further discussion among legislators, but...  [Read More]