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Drip Drip Drip

Drip Drip Drip It has been over a week now since word was released of the massive cyber breach at the Office of Personnel Management. At that time government officials claimed that personal records of over 4 million federal employees had been...  [Read More]

Is China’s Hand in the Cookie Jar?

Is China’s Hand in the Cookie Jar? Yesterday the White House announced that massive amounts of personal information about federal employees had been exposed due to a breach of government data bases with nearly 3 million records that may have been lost...  [Read More]

Federal Government Increases its Focus on Cybersecurity

The U.S. government has recently begun to take concrete steps to help companies protect themselves and one another from the growing threat posed by cyber attackers....  [Read More]

The U.S. State Department and Cybersecurity

The U.S.State Department and Cybersecurity While much is made of the role of the U.S. Department of Defense in cybersecurity, the Department of State is very involved in cyber diplomacy as well. The Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues (S/CCI) under...  [Read More]

Recruiting, retaining cyber security talent key for federal government

The federal government will need to make cyber security talent recruitment and retention a key priority in 2015....  [Read More]

White House Issues New Executive Order on Cybercrime

White House Issues New Executive Order on Cybercrime On 1 April 2015, President Obama signed an executive order declaring certain malicious cyber activities to be a significant threat to the national and economic security of the United States. This follows the significant...  [Read More]

Lack of cybersecurity talent poses major threat for national security

The single most important cybersecurity issue facing the U.S. is quite possibly a lack of talent....  [Read More]

Defense Acquisition Chief Puts Down Marker on Cybersecurity

As part of the Department of Defense’s Better Buying Power initiative, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Test, and Logistics Frank Kendall is adding increased cybersecurity requirements for new weapon systems acquisitions. Kendall pointed to the vulnerability of digital systems vital to defending...  [Read More]

Government Cyber Agency Will Be Here Shortly!

Well, it’s about time that we all started sharing! In an effort to get every government agency on board and to continue the build out of several post 9/11 command and control centers, the Obama Administration announced this month, the creation of...  [Read More]

Cybersecurity in the President’s National Security Strategy

On 6 February, President Obama released the 2015 National Security Strategy. This document is fundamental for the development of the subordinate departmental strategies and determining programmatic budgets. The Defense, Homeland Security, and State Department strategies will be aligned with the risks, goals,...  [Read More]