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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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DHS is Lukewarm on the Bug Bounty Programs Congress Keeps Pushing

April 19, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Congress is itching to launch a bug bounty program at the Homeland Security Department, but department officials are ambivalent about the idea. The Senate, on Tuesday, passed the Hack DHS Act, which mandates a bug bounty contest in which ethical hackers earn cash rewards for spotting digital vulnerabilities in Homeland...

DHS Funds Tech to Root Out Malware in Government Mobile Apps

April 18, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow SAN FRANCISCO – Federal agencies have built hundreds of mobile apps during the past decade, ranging from useful to educational to um, this. Many of those apps weren’t built with security in mind, however, and even apps that were built securely half a decade ago may now be riddled with...

DHS Secretary Promises U.S. Will Strike Back Against Cyber Adversaries

April 17, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow SAN FRANCISCO—Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen promised swift and punishing responses to attacks from U.S. cyber adversaries, such as Russia and North Korea, warning that “complacency is being replaced by consequences.” Nielsen called out digital theft of intellectual property and other cyber meddling during a keynote address Tuesday at the...

DHS Might Provide Cyber Services Directly To Industry Under New Strategy

April 17, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow SAN FRANCISCO – A new cybersecurity strategy due out within days from the White House envisions the Homeland Security Department providing cybersecurity services directly to critical infrastructure providers, such as hospitals, airports and energy companies. The system, which Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen described as “security as a service,” would...

White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Leaving Office

April 16, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Rob Joyce will leave his post and return to the National Security Agency, where he formerly led defensive cyber operations, the White House confirmed Monday. The announcement of Joyce’s departure comes less than a week after his boss, Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert, offered his resignation....

Here’s Your Federal RSA Rundown

April 16, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Government’s top cybersecurity agencies descended on San Francisco Monday morning for a fed-heavy RSA Cybersecurity Conference. While federal cyber pros will be speaking and exhibiting their technologies throughout the weeklong conference, Monday is the official “public sector day.” It will include panel discussions on the Homeland Security Department’s continuous monitoring...

Lawmakers Question FBI’s Push for Backdoors in Encrypted Devices

April 16, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A bipartisan crew of 10 House lawmakers took FBI Director Christopher Wray to task Friday following an inspector general report that found the bureau rushed to court to force Apple to help it break into the encrypted iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook in 2015 without exploring other...

Uber Agrees to Expanded Data Breach Settlement With FTC

April 13, 2018 Uber has agreed to expanded penalties for a 2016 data breach that compromised names and email address of 25 million people, the Federal Trade Commission said Thursday. Among other changes, the ride-sharing company may now face civil penalties if it fails to notify the FTC of future data breaches, the...

Uber Agrees to Expanded Data Breach Settlement With FTC

April 12, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Uber has agreed to expanded penalties for a 2016 data breach that compromised names and email address of 25 million people, the Federal Trade Commission said Thursday. Among other changes, the ride-sharing company may now face civil penalties if it fails to notify the FTC of future data breaches, the...

National Cyber Strategy Coming Soon From White House

April 11, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow An updated national strategy that will guide how the Trump administration handles cyber defense and threats is being debated at the White House and “should be forthcoming in the near future,” a Pentagon official told lawmakers Wednesday. That strategy, in turn, will inform a Defense Department cyber posture document that...