Cybersecurity

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DoD’s plan for contractor cybersecurity lacks a few things, money’s only one of them

Chris Golden of Horizons Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, said the CMMC approach is good in theory, but lacks anywhere near the resources it needs…

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Federal CISO DeRusha: FISMA report details a key part of cyber roadmap

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(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Tanker trucks are parked near the entrance of Colonial Pipeline Company Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Charlotte, N.C.  The operator of the nation’s largest fuel pipeline has confirmed it paid $4.4 million to a gang of hackers who broke into its computer systems. That's according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. Colonial Pipeline’s CEO Joseph Blount told the Journal that he authorized the payment after the ransomware attack because the company didn’t know the extent of the damage.   (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

CISA under pressure to put more teeth in cyber requirements following Colonial Pipeline attack

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IT modernization and cybersecurity are nearly one and the same now. What comes next?

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National Security Agency worries about how smart cars are getting

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(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2016, file photo illustration, a person types on a laptop in Florida. Riviera Beach, Fla., agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at extorting money from governments and businesses. Spokeswoman Rose Anne Brown said Wednesday, June 19, 2019, that the city of 35,000 residents has been working with outside security consultants, who recommended the ransom be paid. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Attempted poisoning of Tampa’s water is a signal – we must act

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Biden’s cyber nominees promise ‘coherence’ among agencies to prevent future breaches

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Some companies may choose not to work with DoD because of CMMC

In today’s Federal Newscast, companies manufacturing electronics may opt out of working with the Defense Department because of the cost of the Cybersecurity…

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State Department has work to do in terms of embassy construction, cybersecurity

In its latest look at how the State Department manages itself, the Government Accountability Office found State has made a lot of progress. Federal Drive…

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SolarWinds’ transparency trying to ensure others are safer from cyber attacks

Sudhakar Ramakrishna, the president and CEO at SolarWinds, said the high-profile attack his company experienced, which came to light in December but likely started a year before, is both a learning experience and an opportunity to double-down on software development approaches.

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