• William R. Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, calls for greater awareness of and response to cyber vulnerabilities.

    October 31, 2017
  • White hat hackers discovered 207 verified vulnerabilities in Air Force systems, including some very serious ones.

    August 23, 2017
  • The military universities include cybersecurity programs. Now one academic is asking, why doesn't the government just create a standalone cyber academy of its own? Mark Hagerott makes that proposal in a recent Foreign Policy article. Hagerott, chancellor of the North Dakota University System, tells Federal News Radio's Eric White on Federal Drive with Tom Temin why he thinks the time is ripe.

    April 13, 2017
  • While you were loafing and watching football over the holidays, this guest was creating an in-depth visualization of data provided by the Homeland Security Department and the FBI in their Joint Analysis Report. The so-called JAR outlined the Russian hacking project called Grizzly Steppe. But there's more going on than outlined in the 13-page report. Joining Federal Drive with Tom Temin with his revelations, Vince Crisler, CEO of cybersecurity startup Dark Cubed.

    January 06, 2017
  • Hacking emails is a relatively simple attack, but it shows the influence cyber attacks can have.

    December 19, 2016
  • Steve Blank teaches Hacking for Defense, a new course at Stanford University that links students with defense agencies to promote innovation in engineering.

    June 06, 2016
  • The FBI lost the personal information on 20,000 employees thanks to a cyber hack. For how this might have been prevented, Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke to Trevor Hawthorn, chief technology officer at Wombat Security Technologies.

    February 26, 2016
  • Ethical white-hat hackers are the ones you ask to find vulnerabilities in networks so they can be fixed before the bad guys expose them. With federal agencies and contractors dealing with so many daily attacks from cyber criminals, it may be time agencies start using white hatters themselves. That's what Phil Bond, former Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology, tells Federal News Radio's Eric White on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

    February 08, 2016
  • What happens when you bring together some of the nation’s leading hackers, the Pentagon’s chief of training and an Air Force Academy professor who teaches cyber skills to cadets? They all agree on one thing: The government’s approach to cyber security is coming up short.

    January 15, 2016
  • The Office of Personnel Management announced today that 21.5 million people were affected by the second breach of its background investigation databases. This includes 19.7 million people who applied for a background check, as well as another 1.8 million people whose personal information was included on clearance applications, such as spouses.

    July 09, 2015
  • Is the Social Security Administration being overloaded with calls from citizens trying to reach other federal agencies? Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey ponders this.

    July 07, 2015
  • Most organizations believe in getting intruders off your network as quickly as possible. But you may be missing out on a chance to learn how hackers operate. Jasper Graham is senior vice president of cyber technologies and anlytics at Darktrace, and former Technical Director at the National Security Agency. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained what a "honeypot" is, and why you might want to use one.

    January 15, 2015
  • The insider threat will be more in focus in 2015, according to many of the cyber experts we talked to for this year's Top 3 for 2015. But the insider threat isn't always someone -- or some people -- intentionally doing bad things to hurt your organization. Mischel Kwon is president of Mischel Kwon Associates, and former director of the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team at the Department of Homeland Security. She shared her Top 3 for 2015 on In Depth with Francis Rose. Kwon says "nerd wars" are the fastest growing form of insider threat.

    January 06, 2015
  • Federal employees are a prime target for hackers and other bad guys when on vacation. Learn 12 tips for keeping you and your federal-issued laptop safe while out of the office this summer.

    August 01, 2014