Watchdog Says State Dept. Bungles Many Cyber Attacks

National Security | Ethan Barton
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

An inspector general-led review of how the State Department responds when under cyber attack turns up a disturbing and potentially dangerous pattern of bureaucratic delay, apathy and incompetence.

Back Door On Encryption Left Wide Open For South Carolina GOP Debate

Opinion | Mattie Lolavar
Members of the audience listein to Republican U.S. presidential candidates participate in the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate held by CNBC in Boulder

Fiorina’s performance may be the single reason she has been eliminated from the main stage for Thursday’s debate.

America Is Losing The 'Cyber Arms Race'

US | Ethan Barton
Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, talks with witnesses. (Photo By Bill Clark/Roll Call via Getty Images)

Cyber experts say the federal government is too vulnerable and doing too little

Dems Say China Ready To Stop Corporate Espionage, Others Say Dems Are Naive

Tech | Steve Ambrose
A boy who is waiting to greet U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the National Museum makes a face while holding the U.S. and Chinese flags in Beijing May 4, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR31L6F

Democratic congressman says Chinese officials committed to ending corporate cyber attacks.

Info Of 200k Comcast Customers Ends Up On Dark Web

Tech | Steve Ambrose
Photo by Johan Viirok called "Couldn't sleep at night, had to surf the web" on Flickr (

Comcast was forced to reset the passwords for hundreds of thousands

Really!? Hundreds Of People Fail Basic Cyber Safety Test

Tech | Steve Ambrose
Gatorade USB Drive 2
Report shows too many failing this basic cyber security test

Delaware Officially Has A New Cyber Squad

Tech | Steve Ambrose

Let’s see how this plays out

Tech Giants Push Back Against Cybersecurity Bill Over Privacy Concerns

Tech | Steve Ambrose
System Lock
Technology groups, led by trade associations and privacy groups, have come out in droves to oppose the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA)

NASA Bosses Nailed For Aiding Chinese Spy

US | Richard Pollock

“When the high level whistleblower came to us, we really couldn’t get anybody within the administration or NASA to take this seriously,” Former Rep. Frank Wolf

Email Phishing Scams Still Fooling Postal Service Workers

US | Ethan Barton
Postal Service

‘The Postal Service’s information security training related to phishing was not effective’

Report: OPM Debacle Has Done Exactly Zilch When It Comes To Cyber Security Improvements

Tech | Steve Ambrose
A man types on a computer keyboard in Warsaw in this February 28, 2013. (REUTERS/Kacper Pempel)

GAO report finds that several federal agencies are still not performing well with respect to data security.

Your Kitchen Is A Hacker's Paradise, And This Appliance Is The Newest Target

Tech | Ethan Barton
A woman shops for refrigerators at a store in New York July 28, 2010. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

‘If it’s connected, it can be hacked’

Could The EPA Be The Next Cyber Breach?

US | Ethan Barton
The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Gina McCarthy, speaks at the Center for American Progress' 2014 Making Progress Policy Conference in Washington November 19, 2014. (REUTERS/Gary Cameron)

‘The EPA risks being unable to effectively mitigate security vulnerabilities’

Confusion At Homeland Security Allows Cyber Attacks

US | Ethan Barton
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies before a House Judiciary committee hearing on the 'Oversight of the US Department of Homeland Security' on Capitol Hill in Washington July 14, 2015. (REUTERS/Yuri Gripas)

DHS is ‘continuing the federal bureaucracy’

Did Ashley Madison Users Expose Government Secrets?

US | Ethan Barton

‘All you need is one person dumb enough to open the email’

Americas Upside Down Cyber-Priorities

Opinion | Scott Cleland

The administration prioritizes net neutrality while agencies get breached by foreign hackers

OPM's Fairytale: We're 'Working Incredibly Hard'

Politics | Ethan Barton

‘I urge the immediate removal of Ms. Seymour from her position’

Labor Department Ignores Years Of Cybersecurity Warnings

US | Ethan Barton

OPM, the Postal Service and the Labor Department have all ignored watchdogs’ warnings of cyber attacks

These Are The Hacker Groups Everyone's Watching Right Now

| Richard Pollock

Who’s Lurking Out there to Take Down Your Computer?

Stolen Government Passwords Found Throughout Internet

Tech | Alex Pfeiffer
Computer Hackers Gather For Annual CCC Congress

‘No efforts are made to contact government agencies whose credentials may be posted on a paste site’