Agency cybersecurity deficiencies remain as attacks reach all-time high, Obama's Cyberwarfare Strategy Will Backfire and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Napolitano: Cybersecurity executive order only part of the solution – “President Obama’s Feb. 12 executive order falls short of a complete cybersecurity plan and should be seen as a first step in addressing cybersecurity issues, said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano March 7.” It […]

Obama tags EPA, OMB and DoE heads, DHS 3.0 has cybersecurity as a top priority and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Obama makes three major personnel announcements – President Obama has announced the heads of three organizations, the OMB, the Department of Energy and the EPA. All of them have extensive experience in the government, specifically in organizations. Via FedScoop, more here. Napolitano calls for […]

DHS Secretary Napolitano Uses Hurricane Sandy to Hype Cyber Threat

No natural disaster in the last several years has passed without a government official or civilian “expert” using it to raise fears of cyber threats. That is why, after a series of snarky tweets over the last couple days by Rob Rosenberger, I was inspired to create a Google alert for any news item mentioning […]

Sandia National Labs' Massive Android Testing Array, False Cyber Attacks, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: Sandia National Laboratories is building an experimental set-up of 300,000 Android devices so that researchers can study how hackers disrupt mobile networks. More here. Defense Information Systems Agency Chief Information Officer Henry Sienkiewicz will become the new vice chief information assurance executive while David Bennett will be […]

CIA Releases Its Maps, DHS Secretary Doesn't Use Email, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano admitted to avoiding most online services including email, commenting that “Some would call me a Luddite.” More here. Of 27 government agencies reviewed by the Government Accountability Office, only 11 had fully or partially established metrics for assessing their enterprise architectures and only […]

DHS Looking Outside the Box for Hackers, Feds Warm Up to the Cloud, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: As many security experts suspected, the Apple device ID’s that Anonymous claimed came from a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent’s hacked laptop actually came from the hack of an application development company. More here. A new survey finds that although much of federal information technology has […]