A federal grand jury has indicted Charles K. Edwards on 16 counts related to a conspiracy to steal software from one department and sell an enhanced version to another. A former acting inspector general for the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been indicted on 16 counts of conspiracy to commit theft of government
A new set of indictments adds conspiracy to violate RICO statutes to a list of existing charges against the Chinese telecommunications giant. Huawei, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer, and two of its US subsidiaries have been charged in federal court with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). The charges
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) publishes a draft document mandating a vulnerability disclosure policy and a strategy for handling reports of security weaknesses. The US government will require each civilian agency to create a public policy for software-vulnerability disclosure, as well as a strategy for handling any potential security weaknesses reported by researchers.
Here’s how federal CIOs can begin utilizing the security concept and avoid predictable obstacles. Now more than ever, the US government has focused on proactive cybersecurity measures. Under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2020, the federal cybersecurity budget would increase to $17.4 billion, up from an estimated $16.6 billion this year. The
No major incidents mixed with continuing gaps in implementation paint an improving, but still muddy, picture of cybersecurity in the federal government. Each year, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is required to report to Congress on the state of federal cybersecurity, as per the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA). The
Data should never have been on subcontractor’s servers, says Customs and Border Protection. Photos used by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in an effort to protect travelers have been taken in an attack against a federal subcontractor. Officials confirmed the compromise, which they described as part of a malicious cyberattack. While the agency declined
Illinois man offered “DDoS for hire” services that hit millions of victims. Sergiy P. Usatyuk, who owned a series of services that collectively launched millions of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, has pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of conspiracy to cause damage to Internet-connected computers. The services he owned and offered for use