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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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The Next President Will Face a Cyber Crisis. Here's How to Handle It

November 8, 2016 The next U.S. president will face a cyber landscape of unparalleled complexity with little time or flexibility to bring it under control. Begin with a federal government proved unable to defend itself against breaches at the White House, State Department, Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Office of Personnel Management....

Hackers Unsuccessfully Aimed Mirai Botnet at Clinton, Trump sites

November 8, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Hackers tried unsuccessfully to take down the websites of presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump this week using the Mirai botnet, according to a cybersecurity firm. That’s the same zombie computer army that forced Netflix and other prominent websites offline in October. The report comes amid concerns about hacking...

Best Practices Out Soon to Connect Companies, Ethical Hackers

November 7, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A task force charged with opening communication lines between manufacturers and researchers who discover hackable vulnerabilities in their systems hopes to release draft guidance for comment in the next couple months, members said Monday. Members of the Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Multistakeholder Process agreed to release their various reports for public comment...

The Next President Will Face a Cyber Crisis. Here's How to Handle It

November 7, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The next U.S. president will face a cyber landscape of unparalleled complexity with little time or flexibility to bring it under control. Begin with a federal government proved unable to defend itself against breaches at the White House, State Department, Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Office of Personnel Management....

Governors Defend Election Infrastructure Amid Hacking Fears

November 4, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The nation’s governors are confident Tuesday’s election won’t be thwarted by cyberattacks, according to a statement today from top leaders of the National Governors Association. The statement stressed both the intense cyber testing of voting systems and the decentralized nature of U.S. voting systems, which would make it extremely difficult...

How Many Zero-Days Does the US Government Hold? Here’s the Best Guess Yet

November 4, 2016 The U.S. government likely retains an arsenal of just dozens of otherwise unknown computer vulnerabilities that can be used for spying or sabotage and adds fewer than 10 new vulnerabilities to that cache each year, according to a Columbia University analysis released today. The analysis gives some context to the...

Report: Government’s Zero Days Arsenal is in the Dozens

November 3, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The U.S. government likely retains an arsenal of just dozens of otherwise unknown computer vulnerabilities that can be used for spying or sabotage and adds fewer than 10 new vulnerabilities to that cache each year, according to a Columbia University analysis released today. The analysis gives some context to the...

Government’s Auditor Passes Own IT Audit

November 2, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The government auditor that has savaged the Internal Revenue Service, the Food and Drug Administration and other agencies for poor information security practices passed its own review with flying colors today. The review by the Government Accountability Office’s inspector general focused on GAO’s procedures to wipe sensitive data off defunct...

Cyber Workforce: A Compound Noun Meaning the Folks Protecting Your Networks

November 2, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A Commerce Department office focused on cybersecurity education released an updated guidance document today aimed at getting government and industry speaking a common language when it comes to the cybersecurity workforce. The Cybersecurity Workforce Framework divides cybersecurity work into seven broad categories that include over 50 work roles with tasks,...

GAO Plans OPM, FedRAMP Audits in 2017

November 1, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A top question for government cyber auditors next year will be whether the Office of Personnel Management has shored up the information security weaknesses that led to a massive breach of personnel information in 2015. A report examining OPM’s efforts to mitigate, detect and combat cyber intrusions is likely to...

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