FEMA Improperly Shared 2.3 Million Hurricane Survivors’ PII with Contractor

FEMA Improperly Shared 2.3 Million Hurricane Survivors’ PII with Contractor

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) improperly shared the personally identifiable information (PII) of 2.3 million hurricane and disaster survivors with a contractor. The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector ...
NC County Government Suffers Third Ransomware Infection in 6 Years

NC County Government Suffers Third Ransomware Infection in 6 Years

A county government in North Carolina has suffered a ransomware infection for the third time in the past six years. According to a statement published on its website, the Orange County government ...

US Senators say it shouldn’t be a secret when they’ve been hacked

Federal agencies and companies are required by law to disclose breaches, but Congress is under no such obligation - meaning that the public may have no idea that their political representatives have ...

How to Pick the Right Solution for FISMA SI-7 Compliance

It can be hard to know how to best allocate your federal agency’s resources and talent to meet FISMA compliance, and a big part of that challenge is feeling confident that you’re ...

The Election Fix: Upgrading Georgia’s Electronic Voting Machines

Electronic voting systems are touted as a modern solution for fast and accurate vote tallies, but without appropriate safeguards, these systems run the very serious risk of eroding public confidence in election ...
Nobody Likes a Smartphone Ban

Nobody Likes a Smartphone Ban

| | government, Mobile Security
In our discussions with federal employees working under smartphone bans at the Pentagon and other high-value buildings, there’s a common theme that emerges: frustration ...
Online Bidding Phishing Schemes Targeting U.S. Government Contractors

Online Bidding Phishing Schemes Targeting U.S. Government Contractors

A couple of phishing schemes are currently targeting contractors who do business with two U.S. federal government agencies. Anomali Labs uncovered a malicious server hosting the two schemes in late February 2019 ...

How Federal Agencies Can Fulfill the Next Steps of the FCWAA

| | FCWAA, Federal, government, security
On 25 January 2019, the longest U.S. government shutdown in history came to an end. It’s unclear exactly what impact this closure had on the government’s digital security. A SecurityScorecard report found ...

When it Comes to NIST 800-171 Compliance – There’s ‘On Time’ and There’s ‘Lombardi Time’

If you wait to become 800-171 compliant, you won’t win contracts. That was the message we wanted to make loud and clear to over 200 federal contractors during last week’s Washington Technology ...

Adventures of Cyber Security Monitoring During 2018 U.S. Midterm Elections

With all the Russian election hacking scandals in the news during and after the 2016 Presidential election, curiosity consumed me to architect and run an experiment to see if I could monitor ...
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