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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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Justice Launches Cyber Task Force

February 20, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Justice Department is launching a new task force to examine ways it can better protect the nation from cybersecurity threats, including efforts to interfere in future U.S. elections, according to a Tuesday memo from Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The task force will deliver a report to Sessions by the...

The Annual Cost of U.S. Cybercrime Could Top $100 Billion

February 19, 2018 The U.S. economy loses between $57 billion and $109 billion per year to malicious cyber activity, according to an estimate published Friday by the White House Council of Economic Advisers. That’s between 0.3 and 0.6 percent of the value of all the country’s goods and services, thestudy states. That estimate...

Congress Cooks Up Ideas to Secure Elections, Then Came the Mueller Indictments

February 16, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The intelligence community would conduct threat assessments to share with states 180 days before elections, if lawmakers take up recommendations from the Congressional Task Force on Election Security. The commission, made up of House Democrats, released a final report on how to avoid election tampering in the future. A key...

The Annual Cost of U.S. Cybercrime Could Top $100 Billion

February 16, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The U.S. economy loses between $57 billion and $109 billion per year to malicious cyber activity, according to an estimate published Friday by the White House Council of Economic Advisers. That’s between 0.3 and 0.6 percent of the value of all the country’s goods and services, the study states. That...

Could the Military Start Drafting Hackers in Their 40s?

February 16, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Got hacking skills? Uncle Sam may want you for the U.S. Army—even if you’re far past traditional draft age. The National Commission on Military, National and Public Service is seeking public feedback on a slew of possible changes to the way the government handles its selective service requirements, including drafting...

DHS to Scrutinize Government Supply Chain for Cyber Risks

February 15, 2018 The Homeland Security Department is surging its efforts to protect government and contractor technology systems from cyber risks inside their supply chains, a top department official said Wednesday. Government contracting leaders from the General Services Administration and counterintelligence officials are also working on the Homeland Security-led effort that launched earlier...

No Easy Answers, Just More Questions in Major Encryption Report

February 15, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Anyone looking for a quick fix to the years-long debate over encryption systems that protect people’s personal information but frustrate law enforcement tracking criminals and terrorists won’t find it in a long-awaited study from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released Thursday. The consensus report, produced by a...

Federal Agencies More Secure than Contractors, Study Finds

February 15, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Government contractors are typically less digitally secure than the federal agencies they’re contracting with, according to a Thursday study from the cybersecurity ratings firm BitSight. Health care, defense and aerospace contractors demonstrated better security than other categories in the study, while engineering, technology and manufacturing contractors came in last. The...

DHS to Scrutinize Government Supply Chain for Cyber Risks

February 14, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Homeland Security Department is surging its efforts to protect government and contractor technology systems from cyber risks inside their supply chains, a top department official said Wednesday. Government contracting leaders from the General Services Administration and counterintelligence officials are also working on the Homeland Security-led effort that launched earlier...

Chinese Telecoms Could Join Kaspersky On Governmentwide Banned List

February 14, 2018 Intelligence officials and lawmakers jointly raised alarms Tuesday about the prospect that two Chinese telecom firms might be conduits for Chinese spying on the U.S. government. The aspersions against Huawei and ZTE, which were repeated numerous times throughout the hearing, echo congressional and intelligence community concerns about the Russian antivirus...