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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.
Results 11-20 of 1975

Kaspersky Makes Last Ditch Argument to Halt Congressional Ban from Being Implemented

July 10, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Russian anti-virus company Kaspersky Lab is racing against time, trying to get a U.S. appeals court to pause a governmenwide ban on its products before a portion of it is implemented next week. The Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA set July 16 as the deadline in a...

DOJ Admits Error Linking ID Theft Case to OPM Breach

July 10, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Justice Department goofed when it suggested in a June 18 press release that the personal information a Maryland woman used to steal the identities of numerous Langley, Virginia, victims came from the 2015 Office of Personnel Management Breach, a Justice Department official said Monday. While the Langley identity theft...

The Pentagon Wants to Automate Some Classification Decisions

July 9, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Pentagon is in the market for an automated tool that can help determine what level documents should be classified at and who should be able to access them, according to contracting documents. The system should also be able to automatically redact information from a document when the document is...

Huawei Pushes Back Again on FCC Proposal That Would Hurt Its Business

July 6, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Chinese tech giant Huawei is making a two-pronged argument as it tries to knock back a Federal Communications Commission proposal that would block federal money for U.S. phone and internet companies that use Huawei’s tech in their supply chains. First, according to Huawei, the FCC rule exceeds the commission’s...

There’s Even More Bad News About IRS Information Security

July 5, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The board charged with overseeing the Internal Revenue Service’s sprawling agglomeration of computer network directories doesn’t know basic facts about the directories it’s charged with overseeing and frequently isn’t informed about upgrades it’s supposed to be authorizing, a recent audit report found. Network directory services include verifying that only authorized...

Auditor Dings CFPB Complaint System for Poor Identity Management

July 3, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The web tool the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau uses to track consumer complaints about financial firms and their products should improve its identity management controls, according to the summary of a recent audit report. The agency’s inspector general is not releasing the full report, according to the summary, because of...

Trump Administration Considering Regulation as a Tool to Compel Good Cyber Behavior

July 2, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Government officials are looking to the federal regulatory process as one possible tool to compel other nations to practice norms of good behavior in cyberspace and to punish nations that step out of bounds, a State Department official told Nextgov. The official declined to specify how the U.S. might use...

Congress Studies the 3 Rs: Re-org, Re-clearance, Reauthorization

July 2, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Lawmakers pushed plenty of cyber and tech bills before they headed out for July 4th recess (though the Senate will have some pro-forma sessions this week). Here’s what you shouldn’t miss: First, Those Reorganization Plans House Oversight and Government Reform Committee lawmakers from both parties pushed the White House to...

You Should Be ‘Significantly Concerned’ There’s No White House Cyber Coordinator, Policy Experts Say

July 1, 2018 How concerned should Americans be about a White House shuffle that removed the cybersecurity coordinator position? Significantly concerned, according to a collection of top cybersecurity policy experts gathered by the Atlantic Council think tank. White House National Security Adviser John Bolton eliminated the cybersecurity coordinator position soon after taking office...

You Should Be ‘Significantly Concerned’ There’s No White House Cyber Coordinator, Policy Experts Say

June 29, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow How concerned should Americans be about a White House shuffle that removed the cybersecurity coordinator position? Significantly concerned, according to a collection of top cybersecurity policy experts gathered by the Atlantic Council think tank. White House National Security Adviser John Bolton eliminated the cybersecurity coordinator position soon after taking office...