Celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Cyber security is a hot topic among the private and public sector, especially as the consumerization of IT continues to grow as a trend and business tool. And although the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 failed to become a law, the need for strong cyber security measures, particularly within the federal government, has not diminished. IfRead… Read more »

Wisdom of the Clouds at DHS Open Cybersecurity Summit Oct 18 in DC

In 2009 I received a phone call from the Policy Office at the Department of Homeland Security. At the time, I personally did not know a soul at DHS and have never envisioned I would be called upon to share best practices for government open source software projects with the federal government. But there itRead… Read more »

Domestic Drone Concerns, DISA Tasked with Preventing Next WikiLeaks, and More

By AlexOlesker Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The Government Accountability Office warns congress that domestic drones raise privacy, security, and GPS jamming and spoofing issues. More here. In response to WikiLeaks, the Defense Information Systems Agency has been tasked with improving network security for all branches of the federal government exceptRead… Read more »

Air Force Continues “Google Earth on Steroids” in Afghanistan, Undercover Police Use Smartphones as Wires, Earpieces, and Cameras, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The Department of Defense announced its a DoD Safe Helpline Mobile Application to combat anxiety, depression, and symptoms of post-traumatic stress. More here. The Air Force has awarded contracts to continue operating its advanced aerial Angel Fire sensors jointly developed by the Air Force Research LaboratoryRead… Read more »

Cyber Offense, Defense, and Economics

The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)–known for its assessments of the precision-strike revolution and work on Air Sea Battle–is tackling the intellectual challenge of cyber strategy. Its new report, Cyber Warfare: A ‘Nuclear’ Option? has not gotten much play in the blogosphere but has a number of interesting ideas. CSBA challenges dogmas onRead… Read more »