Defense spending dipped significantly in fiscal 2022, while civilian agencies spent slightly more on contracts compared to the previous year.
When speaking with elected officials who want cybersecurity to be “solved,” state and local IT leaders said they leave tech out of the conversation.
The deadline for submissions is December 31.
The agency has promised to measure the success of efforts to steer major software providers toward the inclusion of logging and other basic security features in their products “by default,” but has said little about how it actually intends to do that.
Australia’s Most Severe Cybercriminal Incident Has No Good Solution
Should Australia’s Medibank health insurer pay extortionists to prevent the release of sensitive medical documents related to millions of Australians? There’s no easy answer to remedying what is the most severe cybercriminal incident in Australian history.
President Biden’s approval rating is slightly underwater among civil servants.
Aurubis Shuts Down IT Systems at Various Productions Locations
One of the world’s largest copper smelters disclosed it underwent a cyberattack, stating that production “could largely be maintained.” Germany-based Aurubis owns Europe’s largest copper smelting facility, capable of refining 450,000 metric tonnes annually and located in Hamburg.
Poland Senate Alleges Russian Connection to DDoS Attack
Parliament IT systems in two East European capitals were disrupted Thursday. The Poland Senate said a distributed denial-of-service attack partially originated from inside Russia. In Slovakia, a Parliament speaker postponed voting after telling lawmakers that vote-counting systems were not working.
“Everyone in IT has to be a cyber person,” Maryland CISO Chip Stewart said of a program that will fund cyber training for 100 state workers.
New nuclear strategy deletes one new U.S. weapon, keeps the rest.