Government Protection Archives - Adaptus

Voters must have confidence that the voting was fair, regardless of how much money is spent or what security controls are put in place. That makes securing election infrastructure categorically different than almost any other information security challenge today.

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CISA is responsible for protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure from physical and cyber threats. Its mission is to “build the national capacity to defend against cyber attacks” and to work “with the federal government to provide cybersecurity tools, incident response services and assessment capabilities to safeguard the .gov networks that support the essential operations of partner departments and agencies.”

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According to the Mueller report, an FBI investigation revealed that in November 2016 the GRU “sent spear-phishing emails to over 120 email accounts used by Florida county officials responsible for administering the 2016 U.S. election” and malware embedded in Word documents in those emails enabled the GRU to gain access to “at least one Florida county government.”

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Opsec definition Operations security, or opsec, is a process by which organizations assess and protect public data about themselves that could, if properly analyzed and grouped with other data by a clever adversary, reveal a bigger picture that ought to stay hidden. It’s a discipline of military origins that in the computer age has become vital for […]

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air force

The Air Force is refining new cloud-oriented cybersecurity technologies to safeguard vulnerable data networks and strengthen defenses against increasingly sophisticated AI-enabled cyber attacks. Air Force cloud migration, designed to reduce a hardware footprint, enable broader data access and engender greater levels of combat interoperabity, is seeking to benefit from various technical upgrades to keep pace […]

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"Counter to the idea of reducing connections to the internet, the federal workforce is actually moving in the opposite direction with more and more employees working remotely," one official stated.

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shutdown

At the moment, many of the Department of Homeland Security employees responsible for civilian cybersecurity efforts, including threat analysis and sharing information with private industry, have been furloughed. But even if the shutdown ends soon, it may scare talented people away from taking government cybersecurity jobs—which are already a struggle to fill.

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An inspector general's report finds unencrypted thumb drives, classified servers without locks on them and unrepaired computer bugs going back to 1990.

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blacksville shale gas site

Exercises like Liberty Eclipse demonstrate the interdependencies within our nation’s energy infrastructure. They provide critical forums for collaboration and knowledge transfer and allow public and private sector partners to examine their respective roles and responsibilities in a controlled, secured environment.

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Election meddling. Corporate espionage. Ransomware attacks. Massive data breaches. The cybersecurity threats facing the United States seem to multiply by the year, leaving government agencies and private companies scrambling to keep up. That is among the reasons why many experts are alarmed that the White House eliminated the position of cybersecurity czar on the National Security Council on Tuesday. […]

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