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Thomas Atkin: DoD Cooperates with Federal, Industry Partners to Secure Cyberspace

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Thomas Atkin, acting assistant secretary for homeland defense and global security at the Defense Department, has said DOD collaborates with federal agencies, companies and foreign allies to increase security against cyber risks, DoD News reported Wednesday. Jim Garamone writes Atkin told House Armed Services Committee members Wednesday he believes the department must establish a culture of …

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GAO: VA, NASA, OPM, NRC Should Address Lapses in Data System Access Controls

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The Government Accountability Office has called on the Department of Veterans Affairs, NASA, Office of Personnel Management and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to address weaknesses in their access controls for information systems that store sensitive data. GAO said in a report released Tuesday the four federal agencies should also fully implement the components …

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IT Alliance for Public Sector Issues Cybersecurity Recommendations for State Govt Agencies

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A division of the Information Technology Industry Council has issued a document that details six recommendations to help state and local government agencies protect their digital infrastructure from cyber threats. The IT Alliance for Public Sector’s State Cybersecurity Principals and Best Practices document calls on state governments to establish partnerships with industry through …

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Ashton Carter: Pentagon’s Bug Bounty Program Uncovers 138 ‘Legitimate’ System Vulnerabilities

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The Defense Department received at least one vulnerability report from more than 250 ethical hackers who took part in the department’s bug bounty program that occurred from April 18 to May 12, DoD News reported Friday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said that 138 of those vulnerability reports during the Hack the Pentagon …

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NIST Issues Cyber Threat Recovery Guide

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a guide the agency developed to help organizations resume their normal operations after a cybersecurity incident. NIST said in the guide issued June 6 that the document aims to assist government agencies in efforts to incorporate cyber recovery processes and procedures …

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Washington Post: Hackers Stole DNC Research Data on Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump

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The Democratic National Committee has experienced a data breach that committee officials and security professionals say was conducted by state-sponsored hackers in Russia to steal research data on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Ellen Nakashima writes the hackers gained unauthorized access to the computer network …

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