Agencies don't know what sensitive data new IT systems collect on Americans, GAO report finds

A rise in federal agency breaches involving personal data highlights the ongoing challenge the U.S. government faces in protecting privacy.

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Cyberspace Solarium Commission members push to advance remaining recommendations

by Suzanne Smalley

The group is hoping to advance ideas such as a National Cybersecurity Certification and Labeling Authority and a Bureau of Cyber Statistics.

Senators slam social media companies for failure to keep disinformation from going viral

by Suzanne Smalley

Tech executives say they are working hard to fight disinformation, but lawmakers and critics say they simply aren't doing enough.

Twitter, Mudge and survival of the quittest

by Gavin Wilde

Why corporate Darwinism needs to change so Silicon Valley won't ignore the likes of Twitter whistleblower Peiter "Mudge" Zatko.

Senators expected to grill current, former social media executives on disinformation

by Suzanne Smalley

A former Facebook executive turned critic is expected to testify about how the company prioritizes growth over safety.

Investors, analysts question Biden's plan to limit U.S. investments in Chinese tech

by Suzanne Smalley

Sources say the Biden administration is eyeing new restrictions on U.S. investment in Chinese chip manufacturing, AI and quantum computing.

Navigating the path to passwordless authentication

by Yves Audebert

Not all paths to passwordless authentication are equal, but adopting an integrated approach can better prepare enterprises for a passwordless future.

CISA to formally solicit industry feedback on cybersecurity incident reporting rules

by Suzanne Smalley

CISA Director Jen Easterly will meet with executives to craft a framework for cybersecurity incident reporting that doesn't "burden industry."

White House to give aviation executives classified cyberthreat briefing, latest in series of industry meetings

by Suzanne Smalley

The meeting will follow an Aug. 4 briefing with railroad executives to discuss industry responses to critical infrastructure cybersecurity.

The Pentagon may require vendors certify their software is free of known flaws. Experts are split.

by Suzanne Smalley

The debate is over whether the provision is unrealistic or if it's a game changing move to cut down on software vulnerabilities.

Opinion: Why doctrinal arguments continue to stymie effective cyber policies

by James Van de Velde

U.S. cyberspace policymakers view military principles with a dangerous disregard of what it actually takes to make American networks secure.

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