Tag Archives: cybersecurity

GAO Releases Annual Assessment of Pentagon’s Acquisition Programs

The Government Accountability Office assessed the Department of Defense’s 121 major defense acquisition programs, information technology procurement and middle-tier acquisition initiatives worth $1.86T combined and found that DoD did not implement certain measures to achieve its goal of accelerating the delivery of capabilities despite adopting a streamlined approach to acquisition.

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Zscaler’s Stephen Kovac on CISA’s TIC 3.0 Guidance, Future Gov’t Telework Needs

Stephen Kovac

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 28, 2020 — Stephen Kovac, vice president of global government and head of corporate compliance at Zscaler (Nasdaq: ZS), told ExecutiveBiz in an interview published May 7 that the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s release of the Trusted Internet Connections 3.0 guidance for interim telework settings will help organizations leverage cloud infrastructure in line with zero-trust concepts.

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Bicameral Bill Seeks to Boost Investments in Emerging Tech to Maintain US Science & Tech Leadership

Four lawmakers have proposed a bicameral bill to strengthen U.S. scientific and technological edge through increased investments in the development and commercialization of emerging technologies. The bipartisan Endless Frontier Act would change the name of the National Science Foundation to National Science and Technology Foundation and create a technology directorate within NSTF to advance research in 10 tech focus areas, including artificial intelligence and machine learning; high-performance computing; cybersecurity and data storage; and robotics, automation and advanced manufacturing.

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LexisNexis Risk Solutions Report Shows Growing Shift Toward Mobile Fraud; Haywood Talcove Quoted

Haywood Talcove

A new LexisNexis Risk Solutions report examined the global cyber threat landscape between July 2019 and December 2019 and found a year-over-year growth rate of 56 percent in attacks targeting mobile transactions compared with a growth rate of 23 percent for desktop attacks.

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