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DoD OIG Evaluates Pentagon Components’ Cyber Vulnerability Mitigation Measures in Follow-up Audit

The Department of Defense's office of the inspector general has found in its follow-up audit that DoD components failed to mitigate cyber vulnerabilities in a consistent manner because they were not able to evaluate the impact of such vulnerabilities on their mission.

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DHS, Air Force Set Sights on Aviation Cybersecurity; Will Roper Quoted

The Department of Homeland Security has revived a program to identify airliners’ risks to cyber attacks, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. DHS teamed up with the departments of Transportation and Defense on the reconstituted cybersecurity program, which will involve limited aircraft testing.

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Cybercom Unit Posts Identified Malware Samples on VirusTotal

The cyber national mission force has uploaded unclassified malware samples to the VirusTotal website as part of its effort to share identified cyber vulnerabilities with industry, U.S. Cyber Command reported Monday. CNMF also created a Twitter account to alert the cybersecurity community when it posts malicious software, computer viruses and other cyber threats on the website.

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Vicki Hildebrand: Transportation Dept Eyes Crowdsourced Bug-Hunting Through ‘Cleansing Program’

Vicki Hildebrand, chief information officer at the Department of Transportation, has said DOT has started to design a new “cleansing program” to facilitate crowdsourced cyber vulnerability hunting activities at component agencies, Nextgov reported Friday.

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Trump Cancels Plans to Ink Cybersecurity Executive Order

President Donald Trump postponed plans to sign Tuesday an executive order that would seek to build up the country’s defensive and offensive cyber capabilities and commission a government-wide assessment of cyber risks, The Hill reported Tuesday. Jordan Fabian writes the White House did not offer a reason behind the canceled signing ceremony …

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