Troops’ emails will be under surveillance as part of a new Defense Department project to help detect potential “insider threats,” or potential traitors or terrorists inside the military.
An online petition urging President Obama to veto a controversial anti-online piracy bill has passed the number of signatures required to receive an official response.
Reports that Iranian electronic warfare experts may have succeeded in intercepting and capturing a sophisticated U.S. spy drone were received with some skepticism by security analysts. While it is certainly possible that the drone was electronically ambushed as reported, more details are needed to know what exactly might have happened to the RQ-170 Sentinel drone, they said.
The government is trying to bring calm to the chaos of its haphazard approach to building a cybersecurity workforce, and it wants help. The multiagency National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, is seeking public comment until Dec. 16 on a draft plan to standardize cybersecurity work throughout [...]
Network warfare, cyber security and the illegal release and posting of classified information on the internet are all hot topics in recent news headlines — topics which the government, and more importantly its military, take very serious. The nature of that seriousness is evident with the Army’s recent activation of its first computer network operations [...]
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has added the identification of DNA, footmarks, and specific fingerprint information to its biometric data standard, with more enhancements slated for the future. The organization–which oversees technology standards for the federal government–published a significantly revised biometric standard last month that expands the amount of information that can be used [...]
Federal officials announced Dec. 8 the launch of FedRamp, an effort for low- and moderate- risk cloud services to gain common cybersecurity certification under the Federal Information Security Management Act. In a call with reporters, Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel said FedRamp should cause the government to collectively save 30 to 40 percent of money [...]