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"Government Cybersecurity" Posts

U.S. Government Commission: Federal Cybersecurity Overhaul Required

The U.S. government lacks a centralized infrastructure and modernized approach to nullify cybersecurity threats posed by foreign adversaries, a federal report says.

U.S. Government Shutdown Imperils the Nation’s Cybersecurity Defenses

As the U.S. federal government shutdown stretches on, the risk hackers could hit critical infrastructure facilities continues to rise.

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?

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.

18 U.S. States Most Vulnerable to Election Day Hacks, New Congressional Report Says

Eighteen U.S. states lack sufficient cybersecurity safeguards to protect their election voting infrastructure from hackers, a new Congressional report says.

Department of Energy Makes Energy Sector Cybersecurity Moves

The U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability in May released its Multiyear Plan for Energy Sector Cybersecurity. Hunton Andrews Kurth explains.

U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Safeguard Cybersecurity Product Supply Chain

After lawmakers banned Kaspersky Lab software from federal networks, a newly introduced bipartisan bill would require federal agencies to closely scrutinize products for supply chain cybersecurity risks before buying them.

Federal Departments Detail Cybersecurity Strategies

The U.S. State Department, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Commerce, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issue reports to fortify federal networks and critical infrastructure.

Governments Lag Far Behind Business In Modern Security Technologies

Cybersecurity attackers snuck into 72 percent government agencies in 2016, a Netwrix study says. The big need: extending from endpoint to data security.