Homeland Security funds startups to secure 'internet of things'
The Department of Homeland Security is providing a nearly $1 million boost to potentially risky technologies aimed at guarding internet-connected devices from hackers, the agency's Science and Technology Directorate announced yesterday.
Department computers 'at high risk of compromise' — IG
A core cybersecurity program at the Interior Department is "immature and not fully effective" at guarding critical networks, according to the Office of Inspector General.
Trade groups warn of 'potentially crippling situation' at FERC
A dozen energy, chemical and manufacturing trade groups have warned of a "potentially crippling situation" at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which is currently operating with only two members.
Utility commissioners look to curb 'indefensible' cyberthreat
Billions of connected devices, from cellphones to smart meters, have crushed the electricity industry's hopes of scoring a clean victory over hackers, energy officials concluded yesterday.
Feds promise a 'who's who' road map for cyber
A Department of Energy official has pledged to expedite a federal road map defining "the pantheon of governmental and quasi-governmental organizations" with a hand in grid cybersecurity issues.