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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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Trump Wants to Overhaul Federal IT, But He’s Missing the People Who Could Help

April 13, 2017 Donald Trump rode to the presidency with a promise to bring fresh thinking from industry and a can-do spirit to the sclerotic world of Washington. That promise, if fulfilled, could pay dividends for government’s outdated and highly vulnerable technology infrastructure pummeled by cyberattacks during the Obama administration. It could also...

Mismanagement Could Scuttle Trump Cyber, IT Modernization Plans

April 13, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Donald Trump rode to the presidency with a promise to bring fresh thinking from industry and a can-do spirit to the sclerotic world of Washington. That promise, if fulfilled, could pay dividends for government’s outdated and highly vulnerable technology infrastructure pummeled by cyberattacks during the Obama administration. It could also...

Industry Urges Changes to NIST Framework Update

April 11, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The government’s cyber standards agency should add a section to its cybersecurity framework promoting best practices for organizations to receive digital vulnerability reports from security researchers, a coalition of cyber companies and advocacy groups said Monday. That section should include processes for receiving, reviewing and responding to vulnerability disclosures, according...

Tired: Stealing Data. Wired: Holding a Dam for Ransom

April 11, 2017 A cadre of shadowy criminal hackers seizes control of an energy plant. They give themselves administrator privileges and lock the genuine administrators out along with everyone else. Then, they threaten to trigger a major leak or explosion if the plant owners don’t pay up: $50 million in bitcoin. The story...

Greatest Damage from OPM Breach was to Government’s Reputation

April 10, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The greatest damage caused by the massive Office of Personnel Management data breach wasn’t the loss of the documents themselves—it was the damage to the U.S. government’s reputation, current and former officials said Monday. “It’s a big deal in the sense that we need to renew the faith of the...

Cyber Watchers Fear Hackers Could Hold Government, Infrastructure Hostage

April 7, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A cadre of shadowy criminal hackers seizes control of an energy plant. They give themselves administrator privileges and lock the genuine administrators out along with everyone else. Then, they threaten to trigger a major leak or explosion if the plant owners don’t pay up: $50 million in bitcoin. The story...

Giuliani Cyber Task Force Hammers Down Focus Issues

April 6, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A government cybersecurity task force headed by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is prepping white paper reviews on a number of critical issues and plans to bring cyber executives from industry into the White House to discuss those, a McAfee executive briefed on the plans said Thursday. Some issues...

Nunes Steps Back from House Russian Investigation Amid Controversy

April 6, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., the embattled leader of that chamber’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, abruptly stepped away from his role Thursday citing an ethics investigation. Nunes described this as a temporary move. Republican committee member Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, will lead the committee...

Bill to Improve Small Business Cybersecurity Advances

April 5, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Senate Commerce Committee forwarded legislation Wednesday that would expand the responsibilities of the government’s cyber standards agency to help small and medium-sized businesses protect their networks against digital attacks. The National Institute of Standards and Technology is already tasked broadly with helping small and medium businesses defend against cyberattacks....

State Officials Question Benefits of Federal Election Oversight

April 5, 2017 Federal cybersecurity leaders Tuesday faced questioning that ranged from highly skeptical to outright hostile as they defended a decision to increase federal oversight of state and local election systems. That decision, taken late in the Obama administration, to designate election systems as critical infrastructure is supposed to make it easier...

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