Security Matters

NBIB begins processing national background checks

NBIB begins processing national background checks

Beth McGrath, director of Deloitte Consulting’s federal sector, discussed the challenges ahead for the National Background Investigations Bureau.
Implications of ‘bolted on’ cyber solutions

Implications of ‘bolted on’ cyber solutions

Former CIA chief information security officer Robert Bigman discussed the implications of cyber solutions that are “bolted on after the...
Cyber plays small role in first presidential debate, looms large for next administration

Cyber plays small role in first presidential debate, looms large for next administration

Tony Cole, vice president and global government chief technology officer for FireEye, discussed cybersecurity challenges facing the next administration.
Cummiskey: Next DHS secretary should focus on people, money, organization, and components

Cummiskey: Next DHS secretary should focus on people, money, organization, and components

Chris Cummiskey, former acting undersecretary at the Department of Homeland Security, offered a four-point plan for the next DHS secretary....
Dynamic between federal, state and local law enforcement

Dynamic between federal, state and local law enforcement

Steve Bongardt — a former profiler for the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit — discussed the dynamic between federal, state and...
How the Secret Service fights cyber crime

How the Secret Service fights cyber crime

U.S. Secret Service special agent Tate Jarrow, winner of a Service to America Medal in the ‘Call to Service’ category,...
Securing the Internet of things

Securing the Internet of things

Patrick Tucker, technology editor at Defense One, discusses security implications and risks of the Internet of Things.
Rule 41 of the federal rules of criminal procedure

Rule 41 of the federal rules of criminal procedure

Rainey Reitman, director of the activism team at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, discusses a rule that would make it easier...
An interview with former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden

An interview with former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden

General Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA and National Security Agency, weighs in on election integrity, Russian hackers and...
Pentagon eyes missile defense sensors in outer space

Pentagon eyes missile defense sensors in outer space

Marcus Weisgerber, global business editor at Defense One, discusses the Pentagon’s goal to expand its missile defense sensors to outer...
FBI teaching ransomware 101

FBI teaching ransomware 101

Mohana Ravindrinath, a reporter at NextGov, discusses a new effort by the FBI to educate the public on ransomware.
How to recruit the next generation of cyber professionals

How to recruit the next generation of cyber professionals

Kevin Reid, vice president of national security and chief information officer at KeyLogic, discusses the next generation of cyber professionals...
Building the next generation of cyber workers

Building the next generation of cyber workers

Veronica Villalobos, principal deputy associate director for the Office of Personnel Management’s Employee Services Division, discusses a new tool agencies...
Agency takeaways from NSA cyber practices

Agency takeaways from NSA cyber practices

Dave McClure, chief strategist of the Veris Group, discusses how agencies can manage their cyber vulnerabilities.
Recruiting the next generation of cyber talent

Recruiting the next generation of cyber talent

Wallace Sann, federal chief technology officer at ForeScout, discusses industry’s approach to recruiting the best cyber talent.
Plans to elevate U.S. Cyber Command

Plans to elevate U.S. Cyber Command

Rear Adm. Jamie Barnett (USN, Ret.), co-chair of the telecommunications group and cybersecurity practice at Venable, discussed the future of...
Impact of Presidential Policy Directive 41

Impact of Presidential Policy Directive 41

Ari Schwartz, managing director of cybersecurity at Venable, and former White House senior director for cybersecurity, gives his take on...
Sorting through a ‘Cambrian Explosion’ of cyber solutions

Sorting through a ‘Cambrian Explosion’ of cyber solutions

Bob Gourley, former chief technology officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency and co-founder of Cognitio, offered tips to federal agencies...
NASA Ames CIO outlines IT priorities

NASA Ames CIO outlines IT priorities

Jerry Davis, chief information officer at NASA’s Ames Research Center, discussed his office’s IT priorities.
DOJ OIG: FBI cyber threat review made progress, still needs work

DOJ OIG: FBI cyber threat review made progress, still needs work

Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz discussed cyber protections at the FBI and concerns about the agency’s case management...
The Federal Beat

The Federal Beat

Washington Technology editor-in-chief Nick Wakeman, NextGov senior correspondent Aliya Sternstein, and Federal News Radio reporter Meredith Somers discussed some of...
Russian hackers breach DNC network

Russian hackers breach DNC network

Former CIA chief information security officer Robert Bigman discussed Russian hackers’ cyberattack on the Democratic National Committee. He also offered...
Advancing NDAA during congressional recess

Advancing NDAA during congressional recess

Advancing NDAA during congressional recess with Andrew Hunter, Senior Fellow – International Security Program, CSIS.
Homegrown terror threat in America

Homegrown terror threat in America

Former FBI counterintelligence and terrorism agent Erroll Southers discussed the federal response to homegrown terrorism in the wake of Sunday’s...