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DHS Unveils Set of IoT Security Principles

The Department of Homeland Security has released a set of principles to detail new approaches and suggested practices on how to secure technologies associated with the Internet of Things. DHS said Tuesday the principles were established to guide stakeholders on risk-based security decisions such as the design, manufacture and use of internet-connected devices and …

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DHS’ Dan Cotter: Smart City, Public Safety Tech Should Incorporate Geospatial Data

Dan Cotter, director of the first responders group within the Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate, has said public sector agencies should incorporate geospatial data in smart city and emergency response technologies. DHS said Tuesday Cotter joined a panel discussion on how geospatial data can support smart city initiatives on Sept. 28 …

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DHS, APCO Form Public-Safety Mobile App Security Partnership

The Department of Homeland Security and the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International have partnered to help the first responder community secure mobile applications. DHS said Monday its science and technology directorate will offer funds and technical support to help APCO refine an evaluation program that will aid interoperability, reliability and security of public …

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Jeh Johnson, Thomas Donohue Urge Businesses to Use DHS & Chamber of Commerce Cybersecurity Resources

Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas Donohue have called on businesses to use information and resources from DHS and the Chamber to support cyber, economic and national security programs. Johnson and Donohue wrote in a joint guest post published Thursday on …

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GAO: DHS’ CIO Office Should Take Principal Role in Joint Requirements Council

The Government Accountability Office has said that the Department of Homeland Security‘s Office of the Chief Information Officer should serve as a principal on the reinstated Joint Requirements Council to help minimize risks in information technology programs. GAO said Monday a formal and consistent role for OCIO could help address “poorly developed requirements” …

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DoD Joint Staff Issues Cybersecurity Warning Against Lenovo Computers, Handheld Devices

The Defense Department‘s Joint Staff has warned against the use of equipment such as computers and handheld devices from China-based manufacturer Lenovo due to concerns over cyber spying on Pentagon networks, The Washington Free Beacon reported Monday. Bill Gertz writes a J-2 intelligence directorate report stated cybersecurity officials have discussed how Lenovo devices …

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Mary Davie: GSA Adds 15 Vendors Under New Schedule 70 Cyber Special Item Numbers

The General Services Administration has awarded 15 vendors spots under four new special item numbers for “highly adaptive” cybersecurity services as part of GSA’s Information Technology Schedule 70 contract vehicle. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner at GSA’s integrated technology services branch, wrote in a blog post published Thursday that agencies can now place task orders or establish blanket purchase …

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Reports: US Authorities Examine Cyber Attack on DNS Provider Dyn

U.S. authorities are investigating a distributed-denial-of-service attack that hit internet performance management company Dyn‘s managed domain name system infrastructure, USA Today reported Friday. Eli Blumenthal and Elizabeth Weise write that Amazon, Twitter, Spotify, Netflix and PayPal were among the websites hobbled by the DDoS attack on the Dyn service Friday. The report said security experts believe the source of attack …

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