February 7, 2019
Analysis: DHS Domain Name System Breach Directive premium
On January 22, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a directive to government agencies in response to breaches of the Domain Name System (DNS). The attackers used stolen credentials to alter DNS entries and steal certificates used for encryption and decryption. In combination, these actions let the attackers redirect sensitive traffic to their own […]
January 10, 2017
DHS Designates New Protections for U.S. Election Infrastructure premium
On the same day that U.S. intelligence agencies issued a non-classified report citing that Russian state-sponsored influence campaigns sought to “undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process…” using a blend of covert activity (such as cyber activity) with overt efforts (state-funded media, paid trolls, etc.) the Department of Homeland Security took steps to protect […]
Government Writer
March 13, 2015
FedRAMP Serves up a New User Experience premium
FedRAMP (The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) is changing. By the end of 2015, FedRAMP, aka the FISMA for the cloud, is anticipated to add high-impact cloud systems (it currently only authorizes low- and moderate-impact levels). While only 12% of all federal systems are labeled as high impact (mostly DoD and DHS), as more […]
June 20, 2014
Technically News – 6/20 premium
This week in Technically News: What Are IT Security’s Biggest Mistakes? This Might Surprise You; Is Government IT Built to Fail? DHS Launches Mobile Technology Security Project; Four Cloud Hurdles and How to Clear Them
October 28, 2013
Technically News – 10/28 premium
This week in Technically News: What To Do When Your Computer Gets Kidnapped By Ransomware; Why the US Government Needs a “Digital Core”; Google or Microsoft? Army Users Get Choice; 8 Areas for Improvement in Securing Critical Infrastructure; Stabilizing DHS Cybersecurity Leadership
June 24, 2013
Technically News – 6/24 premium
This week in Technically News: Civic Hackers (the good kind) Help Local Governments; Agencies Hot for Big Data, But Plans, Resources Are Lacking; NIST, DHS Push Security Automation to the Next Stage; Amazon’s Invasion of the CIA is a Seismic Shift in Cloud Computing; Google & Red Hat Collaborate on App Engine in Private Clouds; DLT Solutions & Oracle to Save Navy $60 Million