Category Archives: Government

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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Feds Warn States to Batten Down Hatches Following Election System Attacks

The FBI has launched investigations into malicious cyberattacks on the electronic election infrastructures in Illinois and Arizona, and federal officials last month warned states to take steps to protect their systems as the presidential campaign heats up, according to reports that surfaced this week. The attacks, dating back to June, led to the illegal download […]
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Feds are using big data analytics for cybersecurity, but is it effective?

81 percent of Feds say their agency is using big data analytics for cybersecurity in some capacity – 53 percent are using it as a part of their overall cybersecurity strategy and 28 percent are using it in a limited capacity. However, breaches continue to afflict agencies with 59 percent of Feds reporting their agency […]
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Netizen Cyber Threat Intelligence – June 24, 2015

Welcome to the Netizen IT Threat Intelligence Newsletter.  A complimentary service of Netizen Corporation, intended to help protect your business from the ever growing and ever changing threat of cyber attacks.  ZERO DAY VULNERABILITY ALERT  HP Drops The Hammer On Unpatched Internet Explorer 11’s Zero Day Vulnerability ” Last year HP’s highly regarded Zero Day Initiative group found […]
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Smart(er) Government Through Openness

We live on the cusp of an era which could be booming with troves of freely available data and other resources, created and curated lovingly by technical experts of all types, and made easily accessible through a web browser or mobile device. We need an Open Source and Open Data revolution in government to make this a reality, […]
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