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Content tagged with Cybersecurity posted in December 2013
Regulating Killer Robots On The Battlefield
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
Human rights groups want to ban autonomous weapons.
Software-Defined Networking Rises Above The Hype
Commentary  |  12/30/2013  | 
SDN earned plenty of hype in 2013, but the ability to program networks improves network performance and security in a more systematic and automatic fashion.
My Best IT Moment In 2013
Commentary  |  12/30/2013  | 
An emergency preparedness drill brought out the best in my IT team. What were your best moments?
U.S. Citizens More Worried About ID Theft Than Privacy
News  |  12/27/2013  | 
Despite NSA scare, U.S. voters are five times more concerned about hacking than tracking, CCIA study says.
Most Wasteful Government IT Projects Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/27/2013  | 
Federal agencies continue to pour millions into overlapping IT projects. Check out the worst offenders.
Top 15 Government Technology Stories of 2013
News  |  12/26/2013  | 
From robots to Obamacare, here are the 15 most popular InformationWeek government tech stories from 2013.
Government Contractors Feel Pain From Shutdown, Sequestration
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Federal contractors rethink business strategies to weather uncertainty, declining revenue in government business.
Patient Data On Filesharing Service Provokes Legal Trouble
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Medical file reportedly found on a peer-to-peer filesharing network leads to an FTC complaint, a federal lawsuit, and a book claiming regulatory overreach.
FBI Traces Harvard Bomb Hoax To Undergrad
News  |  12/20/2013  | 
The FBI says a Harvard undergrad's decision to access Tor over the university's wireless network helped unmask an alleged sender of bomb threats.
Google Says Governments Fight Transparency
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Google's latest Transparency Report sees a rise in efforts by governments to erase criticism.
NSA Phone Data Practices Must Change, Panel Says
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Presidential review board report delivers 46 recommendations on surveillance practices, including legislation to end bulk data collection of US citizen phone records.
Increase Cyber-Security Workforce, Government Urged
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Cyber-security organization offers seven recommendations to the White House and defense agencies on improving worker qualifications and strengthening security built into IT.
Reform NSA, Tech Execs Tell Obama
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
Top leaders from Apple, AT&T, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo meet with President Obama, urge him to "move aggressively" on US surveillance reforms.
Open Government Data: Companies Cash In
News  |  12/17/2013  | 
Start-ups and established firms harvest government data for consumer and business applications, creating an economic stimulus.
What All That NSA Intelligence Costs
News  |  12/17/2013  | 
Intelligence agencies spend three times more of their budgets on IT than average government agencies, says IDC report.
6 Robots To Inspire Google
Slideshows  |  12/17/2013  | 
Google just bought military-grade robotics company Boston Dynamics. Check out their robots and others competing in the next DARPA challenge.
Tools That Soothe Enterprise Email Pain
Commentary  |  12/16/2013  | 
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan discusses how to upgrade Microsoft enterprise email using a unified email management system.
NSA's Malware Heroics Questioned By Security Experts
News  |  12/16/2013  | 
NSA says it thwarted a nation state's BIOS-bricking malware plot, but info security and privacy experts say the agency is trying to snow the American public.
Meet NOAA's Unique 3D Weather Tool
Slideshows  |  12/16/2013  | 
Science on a Sphere, a carbon-fiber globe created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, displays weather conditions and environmental data in a compelling way.
Former Homeland Security CIO Tapped As Startup CEO
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Richard Spires, former IRS and DHS IT chief, takes the helm as CEO of Resilient Network Systems.
Energy Department Breach Years In Making, Investigators Say
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
July data breach that affected up to 150,000 employees traces back to a string of managerial and technical failures, investigators conclude.
Tangled Data Protection Laws Threaten Cloud, Critics Say
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Technology group calls for "Geneva Convention" to address complex maze of data laws that affect growth of cloud computing and global trade.
Cybercriminals Enlist Database Cloud Services
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Database-as-a-service supports a new Trojan-based attack that steals businesses' online banking credentials.
Obama's Open Data Plan: Much Work Ahead
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Open government advocates found plenty to praise in Obama administration's latest National Action Plan (NAP). But agencies must now make good on those plans.
NSA Tracks Targets With Google Cookies
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Leaked NSA documents indicate it uses Google's advertising cookies to track targets for offensive hacking.
Obama Administration's Open Government Projects, Round 2
News  |  12/9/2013  | 
Programs aim to use technology to better inform and engage citizens in a wide range of topics, from scientific research to budgeting.
NIST Cybersecurity Framework: Donít Underestimate It
Commentary  |  12/9/2013  | 
A cybersecurity framework for critical infrastructure owners is voluntary but will become the de facto standard for litigators and regulators. Here's how to prepare.
DARPA Cyber Defense Challenge: $2 Million Prize
News  |  12/9/2013  | 
Defense research agency's Cyber Grand Challenge aims to close the gap between vulnerability discovery and remediation.
Electronic Privacy Laws Need An Overhaul
Commentary  |  12/5/2013  | 
Laws governing electronic privacy, written before companies like Google and Facebook existed, are in desperate need of Congressional revision.
HealthCare.gov Snafu: Not That Hard To Believe
Commentary  |  12/4/2013  | 
Leveraging cloud-delivered services would have helped in the overall stability and success of the HealthCare.gov website, and probably still can going forward.
The Hybrid Enterprise Demands An IT Shift
Commentary  |  12/4/2013  | 
As disruptive technologies change our enterprises, we must also rethink our approach to IT investments.
Microsoft Launches Cybercrime Center
News  |  12/4/2013  | 
Microsoft expands global role supporting law enforcement, government, and businesses fighting cybercrime.
Lessons For HealthCare.gov: Project Crash Recovery
News  |  12/3/2013  | 
Former Air Force Col. Mark Douglas shares lessons learned from a $5 billion problem IT project, as the HealthCare.gov recovery effort moves forward.
HealthCare.gov Hitting Performance Targets, Says Zients
News  |  12/2/2013  | 
User-facing components performing well, says project overseer Jeffrey Zients. But questions remain whether the back end will work for insurers.
US Moving From Technology Leader To Laggard
Commentary  |  12/2/2013  | 
R&D, science, and technology investments aren't keeping pace with other nations -- and face growing risks from cybertheft, according to government reports.


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