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GAO Recommends Strategies to Boost Federal IT System Security

The Government Accountability Office has recommended five strategies the agency believes can help the federal government strengthen the security of federal information systems and critical infrastructure in the U.S. GAO said Wednesday federal agencies should consistently implement risk-based entity-wide data security programs; optimize cyber incident detection, response and mitigation functions; and expand cyber workforce planning …

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Inspector General: NASA Should Coordinate Physical & Cyber Security Efforts

NASA‘s inspector general has called on the space agency to establish a framework to coordinate physical and cyber efforts. The space agency’s use of information technology equipment to control physical processes makes operational technology systems vulnerable to security challenges such as malicious hacking, NASA’s IG said in a report published Wednesday. The report noted …

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NIST, GSA Launch Nationwide Cybersecurity Survey

The General Services Administration and National Institute of Standards and Technology  have partnered to examine the cybersecurity practices of various organizations throughout the U.S. through a nationwide survey. NIST said Wednesday the survey for senior cybersecurity executives will mostly contain multiple-choice questions and take respondents less than 40 minutes to complete. Interested agencies and companies may respond …

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Lawmakers Ask House Committee to Investigate Trump Administration’s Cyber Practices

Three lawmakers have asked the chairs of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee and related subpanels to investigate cybersecurity issues under President Donald Trump’s administration in next week’s hearing of the House Research and Technology Subcommittee. Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), Dan Lipinski (D-Illinois) and Don Beyer (D-Virginia) asked the …

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DHS to Showcase Cybersecurity Tech Platforms at RSA 2017 Conference

The Department of Homeland Security plans to demonstrate cybersecurity platforms at the RSA 2017 conference that will be held from Feb. 14 to 16 in San Francisco, California. DHS said Monday its science and technology directorate will showcase 12 government-funded technologies that are ready for pilot deployment and commercialization. The security platforms include AS-Rank, …

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GAO: DHS Should Establish Performance Evaluation Measures for NCCIC

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Department of Homeland Security to establish metrics and methods to assess the performance of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center. GAO reported Wednesday NCCIC is required to perform 11 cybersecurity functions and comply with nine principles but the center’s level of adherence is unclear since it …

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