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Joseph Marks

Senior Correspondent Joseph Marks covers cybersecurity for Nextgov. He previously covered cybersecurity for Politico, intellectual property for Bloomberg BNA and federal litigation for Law360. He covered government technology for Nextgov during an earlier stint at the publication and began his career at Midwestern newspapers covering everything under the sun. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and a master’s in international affairs from Georgetown University.
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Election Commission Wants to Work with DHS on Election Cybersecurity

August 16, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Homeland Security Department made a unilateral move to raise its involvement in the cybersecurity of U.S. election infrastructure last year, but a commission that helps state and local election commissioners wants to turn DHS’ decision to its advantage. The Election Assistance Commission’s plan is to query state and local...

NIST Releases Updated Cyber and Privacy Guidance Draft

August 15, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The government’s cybersecurity standards agency published a draft version of a major revision to its guidance on security and privacy controls for government and industry Tuesday. Among other changes, the new document better integrates privacy and cyber controls, and better syncs those controls with recommendations in the National Institute of...

More Bad News from IRS About Taxpayer Info Security

August 14, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The IRS is still failing to adequately protect U.S. taxpayers’ personal information and sensitive financial data, according to an audit report announced Monday. The Government Accountability Office is not releasing the text of the report because it contains either classified or sensitive but unclassified information, the auditor said. The title...

CYBERCOM Plans Industry Day in October

August 11, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow U.S. Cyber Command will hold its first ever industry day Oct. 27 in Springfield, Va., a CYBERCOM official confirmed to Nextgov Friday. The program for the industry day is still developing and more details will be coming out shortly, a CYBERCOM spokesman said. » Get the best federal technology news...

How Arcane Budget Rules Threaten Government Cybersecurity

August 11, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Why is it so tough to raise funding for civilian government cyber protections? You can blame the White House and Congress, but a portion of the responsibility lies with the Pentagon too. House appropriators hinted at this explanation in the committee report for their Homeland Security appropriations bill. Their funding...

This Web-Building Tool is the Target of Civilian Government’s First Bug Bounty

August 9, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A government-friendly website building tool is the first target for a General Services Administration program that recruits freelance cybersecurity researchers to root out vulnerabilities in government tech systems. GSA’s Technology Transformation Service loosed a select group of invite-only ethical hackers on its Federalist web building platform earlier this year and...

7 Ways to Fill Cyber Workforce Gaps in a Generation

August 8, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Here’s the downside to all the job-easing and time-saving technologies proliferating across government, industry and commerce: There aren’t nearly enough skilled workers to make sure that technology is secure. The U.S. is facing a shortfall of nearly 300,000 cybersecurity workers, according to government funded research. The global cybersecurity workforce shortage...

Here Are Some New Ideas for Fighting Botnets

August 8, 2017 Federal agencies face a thorny path as they try to step up the government’s fight against armies of infected computers and connected devices known as botnets, responses to a government information request reveal. Industry, academic and think tank commenters all agreed more should be done to combat the zombie computer...

DOD Opts for Android for Classified Tablets

August 7, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The tablet computers that top Pentagon officials are using to share and read classified messages and live stream intelligence and surveillance data are modified versions of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, a Defense Department spokesman told Nextgov Monday. The tablets are running a modified version of Google’s Android operating system,...

Here are Some New Ideas for Fighting Botnets

August 4, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal agencies face a thorny path as they try to step up the government’s fight against armies of infected computers and connected devices known as botnets, responses to a government information request reveal. Industry, academic and think tank commenters all agreed more should be done to combat the zombie computer...