cybersecurity

Study: Surveillance Messages Reduce Chances of Computer Command Entries into Hacked Systems by 8%

A study by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism says the presence of a surveillance banner on a hacked computer network reduces the chances ...
cybersecurity

DHS Taps University of Oregon to Develop DDoS Defense Tool; Dan Massey Comments

The University of Oregon has secured a $1.38 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology directorate to develop a platform designed to protect ...
NavyC5ISR

NASA Develops Cloud-Based AI Tech for Public Safety Use

NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is developing a cloud-based artificial intelligence software intended to filter public safety information from multiple sources and help first ...
drone

Reuters: Interagency Tech R&D Project Aims to Curb Unauthorized Drone Operations

Several federal agencies have partnered with state and local law enforcement agencies to build technologies for monitoring unauthorized commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles, Reuters ...
cybersecurity

House Committee Asks US-CERT to Provide Details on OPM Breach, Incident Response

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee wants the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team to submit a report on the group’s efforts to help investigate and respond ...
US department of homeland security

Jeh Johnson Tasks Homeland Security Advisory Council to Form Cybersecurity Subcommittee

Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has issued a task assignment for the Homeland Security Advisory Council to form a cybersecurity subcommittee that will ...
cyber

Andy Ozment, John Felker to Spearhead DHS Cyber Info Exchange Hub

Andy Ozment Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has assigned Andy Ozment, assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at DHS, to assume the responsibility ...
health infosec

HHS, ONC Award $30M to States to Help Promote Adoption Health Info Exchange Platforms

The Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology have awarded $29.7 million to 12 grantees to help boost the ...
Alejandro Mayorkas

Alejandro Mayorkas: Senate Cyber Bill Falls Short of DHS’ Privacy Protection Goals

Alejandro Mayorkas Alejandro Mayorkas, deputy secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, has warned that Senate’s Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act would curb privacy ...
Jeh Johnson

Jeh Johnson Backs Senate Panel’s Proposed Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act

Jeh Johnson Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has backed a cybersecurity bill that the Senate Homeland Security Committee sent for a full Senate vote last ...