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Sen. Ron Wyden: DHS Needs to Adopt DMARC Tech to Address Impersonation of Federal Agencies Via Emails

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) has called on the Department of Homeland Security to address cyber hackers’ attempts to transmit email messages that impersonate federal agencies through adoption of the Domain-based Message Authentication Reporting and Conformance technology. Wyden told Jeanette Manfra, acting undersecretary for cybersecurity at DHS, in a letter released …

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Report: DHS Advisory Group to Produce Reports on Botnet Attack Mitigation

A group of advisers within the Department of Homeland Security‘s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee will release two reports on how the U.S. government can counter cyber attacks carried out by networks of compromised devices, know as botnets, Nextgov reported Friday. Sonus Networks CEO Raymond Dolan, chairman of NSTAC’s Internet and Communications …

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Doug Maughan: DHS Division Supports White House’s Research on Cyber Tool Repository

A cybersecurity division within the Department of Homeland Security has participated in research efforts to facilitate the development of Cyber.gov in support of the White House’s executive order on cybersecurity, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Cyber.gov is a repository of next-generation concepts and platforms designed to ensure security of federal …

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Bill Zielinski: GSA Close to $50B IT, Telecom Services Contract Award Announcement

The General Services Administration expects to award in the next few weeks a potential 15-year, $50 billion contract vehicle for information technology, infrastructure and telecommunication services, FedTech reported Thursday. GSA is “a couple of weeks off” from awarding the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract, Bill Zielinski, deputy assistant commissioner for IT category management at …

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UN Survey: Nearly 100 Countries Lack National Cyber Strategy

The United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union has found that 50 percent of 195 countries surveyed have not implemented a national cybersecurity strategy, Reuters reported Wednesday. ITU has also identified a gap between countries in terms of capacity to implement appropriate cybersecurity tools, strategies and programs. “Cybersecurity is an ecosystem where …

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Senate Panel’s 2018 NDAA Would Reorganize DoD CIO Office, Ban Russian Anti-Virus Software

The Senate Armed Services Committee’s version of the fiscal 2018 defense policy bill would ban Kaspersky Lab‘s anti-virus software from Defense Department systems and reorganize the DoD chief information officer position, Defense One reported Friday. SASC unanimously approved the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, that calls for the department to divide the …

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