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BYOD Cost The Energy Department More Than Supplying Government Phones

Some Energy Department divisions were too liberal with stipends they paid contract employees under contractor-operated bring-your-own-device plans, an auditor has found.

Government Employees Cause Nearly 60% Of Public Sector Cyber Incidents

About 58 percent of cyber incidents reported in the public sector were caused by government employees, according to an annual data breach report compiled by Verizon.

How the IRS Is Leaving Your Financial Data Unprotected

The tax agency needs to better audit its own accounts, according to the Government Accountability Office.

DHS Prepares Overhaul of Internal Security Operations

The Homeland Security Department announced future plans to overhaul an organization that defends DHS’ own internal networks.

Sometimes the Best Big Data Questions Raise The Biggest Privacy Concerns

One useful definition for the unstructured data that underlies most existing and theoretical big data projects is that it was often collected for some purpose other than what the researchers are using it for.

Is It Time To Make Cyber Jobs A National Imperative?

With research showing a vast shortage of skilled talent to fill cybersecurity jobs, it may be time for the United States to make cybersecurity a national imperative in much the same way it did with aerospace technology, nuclear science and biotech

DHS Quietly Delivers Hacker Footprints To Industry

A little-known website sitting behind a firewall has been exchanging sensitive hack intelligence between companies and agencies at a rate of one new threat hallmark per hour, a top Homeland Security Department official said.

Now's Your Chance To Weigh In On The White House's Web Privacy Policy

The White House does not share information about visitors to its Web and mobile tools outside of the federal government, either for commercial or political purposes, according to the draft of an updated privacy policy.

The Internet Of Things Means More Things To Hack

[Commentary] People often ask me if I “stay off the grid” by refusing to participate in online shopping and banking and express surprise when I tell them I don't bother. "Doesn’t it scare you?" they ask.

Key NSA Defender Wants To End Bulk Data Collection

One of the top supporters of the National Security Agency is now calling for an end to the agency's controversial practice of collecting data on millions of US phone calls.