Cybersecurity

House reconciliation bill includes nearly $800 million for CISA

The funding supports the implementation of President Joe Biden's May executive order on cybersecurity and workforce development.

Biden's pick to lead GSA: 'We can't implement government policy if we can't get the damn websites to work'

Robin Carnahan said she will focus on making General Services Administration's offerings more user friendly and digitally secure while improving governmentwide cybersecurity efforts.

Biden picks campaign veteran for federal CISO job

Chris DeRusha, who led information security on the Biden campaign, is the federal government's new chief information security officer.

New partnership forms around automated cyber risk analysis

Acquired Data Solutions and KDM Analytics formed a partnership to offer an automated cyber risk analysis and measurement product to federal agencies and IT equipment providers.

Cyber firm ready for next step with new backing

Cyber firm RunSafe is entering the next phase of its strategy to offer software that works to immunize affected resources and leave the rest alone. The company now has the backing of Lockheed Martin's venture arm to help in that journey.

How companies should prep for CMMC

Defense contractors should be getting ready for the Defense Department's impending cybersecurity standard expected to be released this month.

New cyber guidelines out for government contractors

Government contractors are under constant cyber attacks and now NIST has new requirements for contractors.

DHS to hold cyber-focused industry day

The Department of Homeland Security will hold an event Aug. 16 in Arlington, Va., to engage with "large and small companies interested in cybersecurity contracting."

IRS wants cloud-based AI to sniff out insider threats

The tax agency is looking for a cloud-based, artificially intelligent analytical platform that can identify and mitigate cyber and insider threats within the agency.

Raytheon forms cyber partnership with Virsec

Raytheon forms an alliance with Silicon Valley-based commercial cyber company Virsec to bring new network defense products to global government and critical infrastructure entities.

Forcepoint eyes human factor for global government cyber growth

The Raytheon-backed Forcepoint venture focuses on defending the people in cybersecurity and sees that as its angle to expand in global government markets.

Cybercom getting promotion to full combatant command

Cyber Command is getting a long-planned elevation in status to full combatant command on par with other unified and functional commands.

CSRA forms cyber alliance with ScienceLogic

CSRA forms a new alliance with hybrid IT security company ScienceLogic that focuses on cyber in light of President Trump's May executive order on cybersecurity.

Leidos, Cray forge security product alliance

Leidos and supercomputer maker Cray team up to offer security products in the federal and commercial markets.

Bill proposed to let companies 'hack back'

A newly-proposed bill in Congress seeks to let companies go on the offensive if they suffer a network breach or intrusion.

DXC wins potential $150M GSA ID credential management contract

The recently-launched DXC Technology wins a potential 10-year, $150 million contract to manage identity credentials for GSA.

Wall Street eyes cyber stocks in wake of Wannacry attack

Investors snap up shares in cybersecurity stocks including those in the government market as world deals with aftermath of worldwide ransomware attack known as Wannacry