Open government requires usefulness not just data, NYT hacked again and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Open government requires usefulness not just data – A whitepaper from SUNY-Albany “says there exists a growing interest at all levels of government to open up government data. However, says the study, agencies too often focus on expanding the amount of government data provided instead […]

Homeland Security's Einstein Gets Smarter, FTC Files Charges Over Peeping Laptops, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The Federal Trade Commission has charged several  rent-to-own companies and a software maker over rental computers that illegally used spyware that took “pictures of children, individuals not fully clothed, and couples engaged in sexual activities.” More here. United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice stated that social media has been an […]

TSA Stowaway Scanners, iPhone Too Secure for Forensics, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: According to their Chief Technology Officer Ajay Budhraja, the Department of Justice is embracing cloud computing. More here. The Transportation Security Administration is evaluating computer devices that would search for fugitives stowing away in cargo. More here. A white paper from the Information Sharing Environment program office […]

Holograms for the TSA, Mobile Device Management for the DOD, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The Transportation Security Administration is seeking holograms or video projections of  customer service representatives to communicate with travelers in at least English and Spanish. More here Mark Giuliano, executive assistant director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s national security branch, testified before the House Appropriations subcommittee on commerce, justice, science and […]

The FBI Wants to Read Tattoos, Widespread Industrial Control Software Vulnerability, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The Transportation Security Administration has failed to comply with a year-old U.S. Court of Appeals order to hold public hearings to decide on body scanner rules and regulations. More here. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking technology that can spot criminals and terrorists by recognizing the symbolism […]

Potentially Fatal Software Flaws in Medical Devices, DARPA's Gigapixel Camera, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories has found widespread software flaws in medical devices which could cause patient harm or death. More here. The Transportation Security Administration is looking for software to monitor employee online activity including emails and keystrokes for signs […]