Insider Threats

CMMC clears key regulatory hurdle

The White House approved an interim rule to mandate defense contractors prove they adhere to existing cybersecurity standards from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Telework exposes vulnerabilities in older ID systems

Adversaries are adapting to the shifting identity authentication gaps on federal and commercial networks created by the remote work environment, according to federal security experts.

DISA to deliver web-browsing protection to 1.5M users

The Defense Information Systems Agency is moving into production for its $199 million cloud-based internet security tool, aiming to migrate 1.5 million users in the first year.

National Guard plans all-virtual cyber exercise

The National Guard is taking its annual Cyber Shield training exercise virtual due to COVID-19 with a spotlight on information operations.

Mass teleworking causes spike in DOD network attacks

The Defense Department's networks have been stressed since expanding telework to minimize coronavirus at defense agencies.

Navy CIO talks innovation and CMMC's future impact

Navy CIO Aaron Weis said DOD's upcoming unified cyber standard will help close the innovation gap by adopting industry standards, but ultimately the onus is on the Defense Department to set the tempo.

Background checks move to DOD

The government’s background investigations agency with some 3,000 employees has moved from the Office of Personnel Management to the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency.

Pentagon releases unified cyber standard for contractors

The Defense Department's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification framework is ready for public comment.

Contractors question DOD's cyber requirements

The Pentagon is making big moves to improve cybersecurity in its industrial base, but the contracting community and experts continue to wonder if it will all play out as intended.

Air Force awards hackers $123K in 3-month bug bounty contest

The Air Force found 54 vulnerabilities following its first assessment focusing on continuous monitoring of the cloud-based Common Computing Environment.

Small business cuts coming amid NBIB merger

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, which is absorbing National Background Investigations Bureau, expects to combine contracting offices and staff, while shrinking small business goals.