Federal “Bring Your Own Device” Toolkit, Unifying Offense and Defense at CYBERCOM, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:

  • The Department of Homeland Security’s fingerprint database for foreigners entering the United States has 825,000 records associated with multiple individuals, most of which are due to data entry errors but also false identities. More here.
  • The federal government released its “Bring Your Own Device” toolkit for guidance on leveraging employee personal devices. More here.
  • None of the federal IT managers interviewed for an American Council for Technology – Industry Advisory Council report felt that their organization had fully developed succession plans. More here.
  • A Twitter analysis tool identified that 70% of President Obama’s followers – 13 million – were fake accounts. More here.
  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation named Jerome Pender as executive assistant director and chief information officer of the bureau’s Information and Technology Branch. More here.
  • The White House named a group of 18 Presidential Innovation Fellows to work on five “high impact” federal IT projects. More here.
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking mobile device management, mobile application management, an enterprise application store, and a container solution to protect applications and data on employee-provisioned and government-furnished equipment. More here.
  • The Department of Homeland Security is providing civilian agencies better access to red teams for cybersecurity penetration testing. More here.
  • General Keith Alexander, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, says that CYBERCOM’s offensive and defensive capabilities need to work better together. More here.
  • U.S. Department of Transportation Chief Information Officer Nitin Pradhan announced that he is returning to work in the private sector. More here.

This post by was first published at CTOvision.com.

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