Trump’s White House: cyberweapons development is a ‘priority’

President Donald Trump will prioritize the development of “offensive cyber capabilities,” offering new resources to U.S. Cyber Command to “safeguard our national security secrets and systems,” according to newly published information on the official White House website.

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Virtual assistants added to Air Force’s cybersecurity arsenal

by Chris Bing • 3 days ago

A newly launched software product, developed by Arlington, Va-based cybersecurity firm Endgame, will provide security operators with personal, virtual assistants.

Policy tied Obama’s hands in cyberspace, says White House Cybersecurity Coordinator

by Shaun Waterman • 3 days ago

"The relationship that we want to have with industry, and the private sector, it's weird! "What is it?" asked White House Cyber Coordinator Michael Daniel when looking back at his time in office.

Business lobby pushes back on cyber rule for banks

by Shaun Waterman • 4 days ago

The proposed rules are duplicative, overly prescriptive and use vague or undefined language, says the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

New cybersecurity subcommittee formed under Senate Armed Services

by Chris Bing • 4 days ago

The Senate Armed Services Committee welcomed a new subcommittee Wednesday focused on cybersecurity. The oversight and policy writing group will be led by Sen. Mike Rounds, R-SD., and ranking member Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.

DHS: We won cyber turf wars under Obama

by Shaun Waterman • 4 days ago

The Einstein system became a symbol in some ways of the Department of Homeland Security's struggle to assert its authority over the security of federal networks — a fight DHS has won, says Deputy Undersecretary Phyllis Schneck.

Greg Touhill steps down from federal CISO role

by Greg Otto • 5 days ago

The tenure of the nation’s first federal Chief Information Security Officer was a short one.