The Government Accountability Office gave a clean bill of health to the Transportation Security Administration's Secure Flight program, a system that matches passenger information against terrorist watch-list records.
The nation's air traffic control system is vulnerable to attack through the Internet, and the Federal Aviation Administration has failed to adequately establish intrusion-detection capabilities to detect potential cyber penetrations.
Should a federal agency be given the power to wage war, even if it's a virtual one?
One could infer that by reading the words of Joseph McClelland. He's director of the Office of Electric Reliability at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the federal agency with jurisdiction over interstate electricity sales...
"Amateurs hack systems, professionals hack people," information security engineer and analyst Muhammad El-Harmeel writes, citing security guru Bruce Schneier, in a paper entitled Human Being Firewall recently posted on the SANS Institute website.
Keeping a close eye on federal agencies to see if they are properly securing their information systems is among the priorities the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the investigative arm of Congress, promises to address through the next fiscal year.
The number of jobless IT professionals in the United States rose by half this past year, but the number employed remained relatively stable, according to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
The time is ripe to create a fourth branch of the military a cyber-warfare branch.
So conclude two Army officers. The existing cultures of the Army, Navy and Air Force are fundamentally incompatible to adequately defend against cyber attacks, argue Lt. Col. Gregory Conti and Col. John "Buck" Surdu, in an article...
Malware infecting Internal Revenue Service computers increased by 45 percent last year to 961 incidents, according to a Treasury Department inspector general's report.
Though IRS automatically scans workstations weekly for malware, only 89 percent of the agency's servers are scanned each week. The others were either...
An audit of the Security and Exchange Commission IT systems reveals 23 new weaknesses in controls intended to restrict access to data and systems, as well as weaknesses in other information security controls.
The Internal Revenue Service's Business Systems Modernization program continues to experience information security control weaknesses, according to a Government Accountability Office report issued Wednesday.