News & Commentary
Content tagged with Cybersecurity posted in January 2014
Government Loosens Data Disclosure Gag
News  |  1/28/2014  | 
Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, and Yahoo can now publish more of the details on user data that the government demands, but startups might suffer.
NSA, British Spy Agency Collect Angry Birds Data
News  |  1/27/2014  | 
National Security Agency and Britain's Government Communications Headquarters have collected data from smartphone apps for years, says new report on documents leaked by Edward Snowden.
Stop Harassing Google Employees
Commentary  |  1/25/2014  | 
The right to free speech isn't a license to threaten, harass, or intimidate.
White House Launches Big Data, Privacy Review
News  |  1/24/2014  | 
Led by President Obama's counselor John Podesta, the review will help shape an action plan surrounding the collection, availability, and use of big data.
Google - EU Privacy Dispute May Affect US Law
Commentary  |  1/24/2014  | 
A European Union dispute with Google over its privacy policy has US lawmakers considering even stricter privacy protections.
Homeland Security Makes Cybersecurity A Managed Service
News  |  1/23/2014  | 
Einstein 3 intrusion prevention system analyzes traffic to and from executive-branch agencies to block threats at the ISP level.
How FedRAMP Lifts All Cloud Ships
Commentary  |  1/22/2014  | 
FedRAMP's role in making cloud services more secure also helps agencies offset some of the complexity of their IT operations, says NIST's Ron Ross.
Defense Dept. Calls For Expanded Nuclear Monitoring
News  |  1/22/2014  | 
US must ramp up surveillance and big data analytics tools to meet challenge of global nuclear proliferation monitoring, warns DOD Defense Science Board report.
'Password' No Longer Worst Password
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
The security firm SplashData publishes its list of the 25 worst passwords of 2013.
Cloud Providers Align With FedRAMP Security Standards
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), the government effort to hasten agencies' cloud adoption, has changed the way the cloud computing industry thinks about security.
Defense CIO Takai: Why FedRAMP Helps Everyone
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
FedRAMP, and Teri Takai's role on the Joint Authorization Board, are helping redefine cloud computing security standards.
2014 IT Budget Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  1/20/2014  | 
Is the IT budget moving out of ITís control? Maybe -- 37% of respondents say the rate of outside spending is on the rise, up from 22% last year. Just 21% of CIOs retain full spending authority. What is in our control: How we respond.
Obama Outlines 5 Surveillance Reforms
News  |  1/17/2014  | 
NSA's controversial bulk collection of phone records will end, but businesses may be asked to retain data in case the government needs it.
Budget Bill Boosts Cybersecurity Spending
News  |  1/17/2014  | 
Congress's $1.1 trillion spending package increases cybersecurity funding, but seeks more transparency in IT spending.
3 Reasons Security Pros Are In The Driverís Seat Now
Commentary  |  1/17/2014  | 
The coming weeks are the perfect time to ask for a raise or find the job of your dreams. Don't let a perfect storm of security problems go to waste.
Healthcare.gov Still Insecure, Critics Tell House Panel
News  |  1/16/2014  | 
At Congressional hearing, critic who suggested in November site should be shut down says, "Nothing has changed."
MedAllies Goes National With Health Data Direct Messaging
News  |  1/16/2014  | 
Direct secure messaging service lets healthcare providers exchange information about patients, regardless of what EHR software sends the message.
BYOD In Defense Department? Not In This Lifetime
Commentary  |  1/14/2014  | 
Despite some moves toward securing mobile devices and applications, Defense Department officials do not embrace the bring-your-own-device trend.
Feds Must Prioritize EHR Billing Fraud, Watchdogs Say
News  |  1/13/2014  | 
Medicare agency should provide better guidance to contractors on how to spot billing fraud, Inspector General says.
Feds Get Mixed Report Card On Data Breaches
News  |  1/10/2014  | 
A Government Accountability Office study recommends that agencies improve the way they respond to data breaches; new guidelines are en route.
NASA Asteroid Tracker Spots New Quarry
News  |  1/8/2014  | 
NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) finds its first asteroid since its September relaunch.
Struggling BlackBerry Focuses On Government Market
News  |  1/8/2014  | 
New Washington area security innovation center, announced at CES, is part of renewed focus on government customers, says CEO.
Do Drivers Need More Privacy Protection?
News  |  1/8/2014  | 
Government can do more to protect data being collected by in-car location tracking services, watchdog agency tells Congress.
US Needs New Innovation Champion
Commentary  |  1/2/2014  | 
Individual industries have their own alphabet soup of trade groups -- but we need one association, speaking with one voice, to drive US innovation policy.


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