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 […]

Obama's choices for DoD and CIA, DISA Executives on AFCEA Panel and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Obama taps Hagel to lead DOD, Brennan to CIA - President Obama has recently tagged two people to fill key national security slots. Former Senator Chuck Hagel (a veteran of Vietnam with two purple hearts) has been chosen to be the next secretary of defense. […]

Obama Pushes for Cybersecurity Act, Alleged Amazon Hacker Arrested, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: President Obama urged lawmakers to pass the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 that would create a public-private partnership to set cybersecurity standards for critical infrastructure. More here. The U.S. Census Bureau plans to launch an economic statistics app for iPhone and Android devices and is streaming data  through an application […]

The US and Israel Tied to Stuxnet, The Navy Seeks to Tame Big Data, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: President Obama ordered to accelerate a campaign of cyberattacks against started by President Bush and code-named Olympic Games including the U.S. and Israeli developed Stuxnet. More here. The Department of Energy missed 500 data centers managed by contractors when it took inventory in July, 2011. More […]

President Mentions Cyber-Threats in State of the Union Address

Cyber practitioners have long wondered when this would happen. Now it has. The President of the United States has finally realized that the threat from malicious actors in cyberspace has grown so significant that it bears mentioning in the State of the Union Address. In his January 24, 2012 State of the Union Address President […]