The Cybersecurity (CS) Digest is a curated bi-weekly news summary for cybersecurity professionals. It is transmitted in an HTML-formatted email and provides links to articles and news summaries across a spectrum of cybersecurity topics.
This webinar will showcase an input validation failure by demonstrating a known command injection vulnerability within an open-source firewall application. It will then discuss methods of input validation, while demonstrating techniques to reduce the likelihood of this critical vulnerability.
Join the CSIAC and Subject Matter Experts in discussing the recently released NIST guidelines SP 800-171. Topics include what impact it has on your organization, and how you can begin to implement its IA guidelines.
Tags: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)
To assist organizations’ Information Awareness training programs, the CSIAC has created a series of videos designed to introduce several fundamental IA concepts. This fast, free, and easy-to-watch video series describes current information security threats and protections for government, industry and academia.
Navy, Marine Corps Gain New Latitude to Buy Cloud Computing Services - Federal News Radio
In a step that may go some way toward reducing some of the red tape between the Defense Department and cloud computing vendors, the Department of the Navy (DoN) said last week that the Navy and Marine Corps can sign off on their own business cases for migrating to commercial cloud vendors without seeking higher-level approval.
Trihedral Patches Flaws in SCADA Software - Security Week
Trihedral Engineering, a Canada-based company that specializes in developing software for SCADA systems, has patched several remotely exploitable vulnerabilities in its VTScada product.
Tags: Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP)
A new HSAC report recommends updating the National Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan to improve critical infrastructure's interdependent systems.
Seoul police officials say hackers are impersonating institutions to gain access to South Korean computers.
Ransomware Domains Up By 3,500% In Q1 - Dark Reading
In just one quarter, researchers have observed a 35-fold jump in new domains created for ransomware.
Three major social networks have quietly fallen victim to data breaches, but despite some high-profile success, patience and trust is now beginning to fade.
Compiler Directives for High Performance Computing - Inside HPC
Compilers that translate the human readable program into the instructions that will execute on the processor or coprocessor can be directed to look at parts of the application and create optimized and vectorizable code.
See how hackers can unlock smart home door lock codes and more in these proof-of-concept attacks.
ICSA Labs now offers a security testing program for IoT products, following the recently announced 'CyberUL' security certification program.
Email Privacy Update At ‘Impasse’ In Senate - The Hill
A closely watched email privacy bill is struggling in the Senate and could be at risk of stalling, despite unanimous passage in the House.
One Year After OPM Cybertheft Hit 22 Million: Are You Safer Now? - The Washington Post
Are you safer now? That’s the question for the 22 million federal employees and others whose personal information was stolen by cyberthieves from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in a heist announced one year ago.
First Demonstration of 10-Photon Quantum Entanglement Sets New Record - Technology Review
The ability to entangle 10 photons should allow physicists to prove, once and for all, that quantum computers really can do things classical computers cannot.
Newly discovered vulnerability in Facebook Messenger could have allowed an attacker to modify or remove any sent message, photo, file, or link.
Google has come up with a new quantum computing technique that could remove key limits on scalability today.
For the last two weeks, the tech world’s security teams have been practically under siege.
Tags: Password Security
There's an unseen world war that has been fought for years with no clear battle lines, few rules of engagement, and no end in sight.
Cyber Security of Critical Infrastructure - Department of Homeland Security
CSIAC serves on the EO 13636/PPD-21 Research & Development (R&D) Working Group (WG) run by DHS S&T. If you would like further information, contact Dr. Paul Losiewicz at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cyber COI engages in multiple activities and forums for coordinating cyber S&T strategies, sharing innovative ideas and technical approaches, promoting technology transfer and upcoming business opportunities, and in jointly planning programs across the Department of Defense and other government agencies. Membership is based upon approval by the Cyber COI group administrator.
DOD OSBP officials acknowledged that cybersecurity is an important and timely issue for small businesses -and therefore the office is considering incorporating cybersecurity into its existing outreach and education efforts. During the review, GAO identified 15 existing federal cybersecurity resources that DOD OSBP could disseminate to defense small businesses.
DHS S&T Collaboration Community - Ideascale
The National Conversation is intended to bring together everyone to play a role in shaping the future of homeland security technology. This means responders, operational users, citizens, academia, and industry.
The Department of Defense Cyber Strategy - Department of Defense
The purpose of this strategy is to guide the development of DoD's cyber forces and strengthen our cyber defense and cyber deterrence posture. It focuses on building cyber capabilities and organizations for DoD's three primary cyber missions.
Tags: Cybersecurity Strategy
The Information Sharing Environment (ISE) broadly refers to the people, projects, systems, and agencies that enable responsible information sharing for national security.
Standards & Reference Documents - CSIAC
View all Best Practices and Reference Documents on the CSIAC website.
DoD Cyber Domain Resources - Department of Defense
DHS Cyber Security Strategy (“Blueprint for a Secure Cyber Future”, 2011) - Department of Homeland Defense
DIB CS/IA Voluntary Information Sharing Program - DoD DIBNet
DoD's DIB CS/IA program is a voluntary program to enhance and supplement DIB participants' capabilities to safeguard DoD information that resides on, or transits, DIB unclassified information systems.
US-CERT Bulletins - Department of Homeland Security
Bulletins provide weekly summaries of new vulnerabilities. Patch information is provided when available.
US-CERT Alerts - Department of Homeland Security
Alerts provide timely information about current security issues, vulnerabilities, and exploits.
NVD is the U.S. government repository of standards based vulnerability management data represented using the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP). This data enables automation of vulnerability management, security measurement, and compliance. NVD includes databases of security checklists, security related software flaws, misconfigurations, product names, and impact metrics.
Trustworthy CyberSpace: Strategic Plan For The Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Program - NITRD
Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) - Committee on National Security Systems
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