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Russians, other foreigners, spoofing unprotected .gov email addresses, report says

by Shaun Waterman • 5 days ago

Thousands of web domains belonging to hundreds of federal departments and agencies are being spoofed by email hackers — cyberspies and online fraudsters trying to trick message recipients into clicking on malicious links or downloading malware — including many from Russia and other adversary nations, according to new figures this week.

DHS will scan agencies for DMARC, other hygiene measures

by Shaun Waterman • 3 months ago

The department is collecting data about federal agencies' use of an industry-standard cybersecurity measure that blocks hackers' forged emails.

Double role for White House cyber aide shows challenges for new administration

by Shaun Waterman • 3 months ago

The remarkable decision to have a single official fill two key White House cybersecurity posts has highlighted both the Trump administration's commitment to securing federal IT networks as a national security priority; and its inability to fill key cyber jobs.

DMARC use continues to climb inside federal government

by Shaun Waterman • 4 months ago

The number of federal government departments and agencies deploying the highest level anti-spoofing and anti-phishing email security technology has nearly doubled since May.

(ISC)² survey: To recruit cyber talent, feds must make up in training, benefits, what jobs lack in pay

by Shaun Waterman • 6 months ago

Federal agencies pay an average of $7,000 a year less to cybersecurity personnel than their private sector counterparts, so they need to offer training and other benefits and recruit more from overlooked groups like women and minorities.

Cybersecurity takes a quiet role in DHS secretary's loose outline of priorities

by Shaun Waterman • 7 months ago

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly laid out the new administration's priorities for his department Tuesday, listing cybersecurity alongside defending the nation's borders and stopping terrorist attacks — but providing far fewer details about the online defensive mission than about the other two.

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