Tags Department of Homeland Security

DHS funding new round of IoT cyber startups with $1M award

by Shaun Waterman • 1 month ago

DHS is using a special government acquisition authority called an Other Transaction Solicitation to help "non-traditional" contractors to develop technology solutions to "some of the toughest threats facing ... the homeland security mission."

Software vulnerability disclosures by NSA will continue under Trump, officials say

by Chris Bing • 1 month ago

The disclosure process currently followed by federal agencies — which guides exactly how and when the government should tell tech firms about flawed computer code they find — is in no immediate danger of termination under the Trump administration, current and former U.S. officials said.

Federal cyber-incidents were down in 2016 — at least on paper

by Billy Mitchell • 1 month ago

Federal agencies in 2016 experienced less than half the number of cyber-incidents they did in 2015, according to new Government Accountability Office data — but there's a catch.

New CISO takes lead at Customs and Border Protection

by Greg Otto • 1 month ago

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has hired Alma Cole, a former CBP IT security specialist, as its Chief Information Security Officer.

Audit: DHS cyber center lacks metrics

by Shaun Waterman • 2 months ago

Auditors found DHS had no way of measuring the center's effectiveness, but officials and business executives who used its services seemed satisfied.

DHS inspector general probing Georgia website scans

by Shaun Waterman • 2 months ago

The probe follows calls for an investigation from congressional critics of DHS' election cybersecurity efforts.