The fact that the founder of two hacker conferences finds himself on the federal Homeland Security Advisory Council has created a bit of a stir, but shouldn't. Not having the likes of Jeff Moss, founder of the hacker and security conferences Black Hat and Defcon, on the council would be more noteworthy.
Maine's two senators stood together as the only current Republicans to back President Obama's stimulus package, but have diverged on whether a senior White House official should coordinate government cybersecurity.
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...
Look down, not up, to see where cyberspace needs to be defended.
"Cyberspace is on the bottom of the ocean," Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead told a forum last week sponsored by the Washington think tank, the Center for International and Strategic Studies, according to a Defense News report, noting a...
Think of chief information security officers as silent types, diligent professionals who get the job done with little fanfare.
Nearly two dozen federal agency CISOs got a bit more expressive, of sorts, as they voiced their views about their jobs and federal government IT security as participants in a survey...
Congratulations to Ron Ross, senior computer scientist and information security researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, for being named to the Information Systems Security Association's Hall of Fame for his leadership in the development of influential information security documents. This...
Much ado has been made that tech-savvy President Obama appointed the federal government's first chief technology officer, Virginia Technology Secretary Aneesh Chopra.
But don't tell that to Norman Lorentz, a strategic adviser at the nonpartisan and not-for-profit Partnership for Public Service. Lorentz can lay...
The White House website, along with the majority of other top .gov sites analyzed, received failing grades from the Online Trust Alliance for not preventing deceptive e-mail and phishing scams, according to the group's analysis of e-mail authentication adoption practices.
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.
What's the rush?
Legislation to create the post of White House cybersecurity advisor who would report directly to the president, introduced earlier this week by Sens. Jay Rockefeller, D.-W.Va., and Olympia Snowe, R.-Maine, may prove to be a great idea. Yet, was the legislation introduced too soon?
With the launch of GovInfoSecurity.com comes the launch of my blog, The Public Eye.
First, a brief biography. I've been a journalist for too long. In my first job I used a manual typewriter and had a pair of sharp scissors and a paste pot on my desk.