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Will New US Cybersecurity Defense Strategy Deter Hackers, Cyberattacks?

White House unveils US cybersecurity strategy and associated policies that aim to protect the country from cyberattacks. Can the Trump administration take steps to deter determined attackers?

DHS Awards $668 Million Cybersecurity Contract to ManTech

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awards $668 million network security contract to ManTech under its government-wide Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program.

DHS Secretary Nielsen: “Our Digital Lives Are In Danger Like Never Before”

A potential cyber attack sprung by a U.S. adversary is now more threatening than a physical assault, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in a speech at George Washington University earlier this week.

Legislation Demands President Trump Punish Foreign Hackers… Or…

A new bipartisan companion bill requires President Trump to act against foreign hackers that target the U.S. If Trump doesn’t act, he must explain why not, according to the bill.

Most State Government Websites Flunk Basic Cybersecurity Tests

Overall, a mere four percent of state websites pass both the HTTPS and DNSSEC cybersecurity tests, a new report says.

Booz Allen Wins $1.03 Billion U.S. Federal Government Cybersecurity Deal

Top 100 MSSP Booz Allen earns six year, $1.03 billion cybersecurity contract that spans six U.S. federal government agencies.

New California Data Privacy Law: What Your Business Needs to Know

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 could have significant effects on businesses outside of the state. Here’s why.

U.S. Cyber Command, NSA: Aligned vs. Russia, North Korea & China Hackers?

The National Security Agency (NSA) and U.S. Cyber Command should remain aligned amid heightened cyberattack threats from Russia, China and North Korea, according to leader Paul Nakasone’s thinking.

Nate Ungerott Drives Optiv Security’s North American Sales

Top 100 MSSP & cyber solutions integrator Optiv Security promotes Nate Ungerott as EVP of North American sales to grow the company in the U.S. & Canada.

New U.S. Small Business Cybersecurity Law: What It Means

The NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act (formerly the MAIN STREET Cybersecurity Act), promises to provide SMBs with tools to embrace NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework, a set of voluntary guidelines for organizations and businesses to improve their defense posture against attacks.