Tag Archives: data protection

DoD Seeks Feedback on Interim Rule for CMMC Implementation

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The Department of Defense (DoD) is seeking comments on an interim rule to implement the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification framework and an assessment methodology as part of efforts to better protect unclassified data within the DoD supply chain and evaluate vendors’ implementation of cyber requirements. DoD introduced the interim rule as an amendment. 

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Kevin Cox: CDM Program Helps Pandemic Response Agencies Improve Network Visibility

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Kevin Cox, manager of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program, said the program is working with the federal agencies involved in vaccine research and other COVID-19 pandemic response efforts to help them improve their data protection and network visibility.

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Quantum has Appointed Ed Fiore, Mark Bakke, Bruno Hald to Leadership Positions to Restructure Engineering Division; Jamie Lerner Quoted

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Quantum Corp. has announced the reorganization of its engineering division to strengthen its archive and data protection, the company announced on Wednesday

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Sen. John Howley Proposes Bill to Protect National Security, Sensitive Personal Data

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Sen. John Hawley, R-Mo., has proposed legislation that seeks to protect U.S. citizens' personal data from hostile foreign nations that may pose security risks. The National Security and Personal Data Protection Act would prohibit the transmission of user data or encryption keys to foreign countries such as China and storage of information there, Hawley's office said Monday.

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Federal Trade Commission Reports on Fraud Cases

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The Federal Trade Commission has reached a new record in the number of received complaints regarding government imposters. FTC said Monday that it received 46,600 complaints in May on cases of scammers posing as government representatives, with a total of 176,200 complaints on the issue filed in 2019 as of spring.

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GAO: Feds Need New Guidance to Protect Online Applications

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A new report by the Government Accountability Office calls for new guidance on implementing alternative methods for knowledge-based verification to better secure online applications for government benefits. 

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DOJ Inspector General Recommends on FBI’s Text Data Collection

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The Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General has found that the FBI has not collected a standard amount of text messages from over 31,000 agency-issued mobile devices. DOJ OIG said it attributes its initial observation to a database with plain text repository for a significant percentage of messages, indicating a problem with FBI Enterprise Security Operations Center's data collection tool.

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