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 […]

CTOvision Podcast: OMB, DHS, USN, Data Encryption

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this podcast, Bob and Ryan discuss some of the recent government and cyber news. OMB releases IT accessibility guidance German Activists Punch Out Big Brother’s Eyes Weatherford Outlines DHS Cybersecurity Goals DOE to invest $9 million in solar big data projects Navy delays NGEN decision to May […]

DHS Aiding with DDoS Attacks, Navy Cancels Annual IT Conference and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. OMB tells agencies to begin sequestration plans - OMB has released further information to federal agencies, instructing them to begin planning for sequestration. “Agencies presented with these circumstances should continue to act in a prudent manner to ensure that operational risks are avoided and adequate […]

The Pentagon's Cloud Strategy, Office of Naval Research Innovation, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The Department of Homeland Security Inspector General reported that some Customs and Border Protection critical information technology systems are prone to periodic outages. More here. The Department of Defense released a four step cloud strategy that appoints the Defense Information Systems Agencyto oversee all cloud purchases. More here. Researchers […]

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 […]