The National Institute of Standards and Technology gives a holiday gift to agencies and organizations in a how-to guide for recovering from a cyber attack.
The Defense Department is still searching for a solid answer on how it will respond to a cyber attack on U.S. infrastructure.
In the age of cyber attacks, it’s a little tougher to know exactly what constitutes an act of war. But it’s a question of growing importance. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) thinks the administration ought to define a cyber act of war. He talks to Federal Drive with Tom Temin about legislation he introduced to do just that.
A cyber attack can do real damage to both computer systems and infrastructure controlled by computer. But would it constitute and act of war?
It’s easy to set up a cyber-attack, but harder to defend against one. This was just one key point federal technology executives discussed on Federal News Radio’s panel, “Protecting the Front Line in Government Cyberattacks.” The panel took an in-depth look at the challenges federal IT executives face every day to keep federal networks safe and operational.
Top officials at the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee have signaled the alarm on a cybersecurity threat called “ransomware.”
Robert Deitz, professor at George Mason University, discusses cyberattacks and why U.S. law gets in the way of us identifying and stopping the hackers.
It now appears as if the Office of Personnel Management was hit with two major data thefts. One affected not 4 million current and former federal employees, as OPM first believed, but more like 14 million. The second theft took highly sensitive information about millions of people with security clearance, data from the so-called SF 86 forms. Cyber Expert Rodney Joffe, vice president and fellow at Neustar, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain what this means if you are cleared, as well as for the agencies using cleared peopl
Over the next couple of weeks, millions of current, former and retired federal workers will be waiting to hear what, if anything, the super cyber attack may mean to them, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
The vast majority of respondents to our Federal News Radio poll – 82 percent – said they were ”very worried” about the breach and that if they were affected, they planned to take advantage of the credit monitoring services being offered by OPM.