Election-systems cybersecurity would take a hit under new House bill, experts say

A bill recently introduced in the House of Representatives, which seeks to terminate the Election Assistance Commission, or EAC, would hamper coordination efforts between state and federal officials at a time when cybersecurity concerns are top of mind, experts tell CyberScoop.

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Top U.S. intelligence official: Media is wrong about low morale

by Chris Bing • 3 days ago

The issue of sinking morale within the U.S. intelligence community is a myth fabricated by the media, says a top U.S. intelligence official.

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by Patrick O'Neill • 3 days ago

It's easier than ever for police to grab all the data they want (and much more) from smartphones.

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by Shaun Waterman • 3 days ago

GSA Technology Transformation Service Commissioner Rob Cook told CyberScoop that the agency was working to reform the IT security rules which 18F's leadership flouted.

Congress is about to have a really challenging year on cybersecurity

by Chris Bing • 3 days ago

2017 will be a banner year for cybersecurity in Congress and that isn’t necessarily a good thing, said House Intelligence Committee Staff Director Michael Bahar, “we have kicked off the year with a lot going wrong with Russia and its hacking.” While there are multiple probes by different committees, in both the House and Senate, to investigate Russia’s influence on the 2016 presidential election, those retrospective efforts are just the beginning of what will ultimately be a very busy year in Congress as lawmakers face a myriad of cybersecurity-related policy decisions.

Experts: Trump to follow Obama’s lead on cyber policy

by Shaun Waterman • 4 days ago

"Our initial impressions are positive," said Intel Security's Steve Grobman. "The administration is off to a good start."

Two years after massive breach, U.S. government still fights to keep security audits of Anthem secret

by Patrick O'Neill • 4 days ago

As the case continues to draw legal action, the full picture is not yet known by the public.