- Hector Xavier Monsegur, also known as Sabu from the hacking group LulzSec, is getting a six-month reprieve for continuing to help federal law enforcement. More here.
- The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued a draft of guidelines for securing Basic Input/output System for servers and is requesting comments. More here.
- The Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General said that it could not determine whether the SSA actually implemented the recommendations of its Future Systems Technology Advisory Panel. More here.
- The Defense Advanced Project Agency awarded the University of California San Francisco a contract to help make the drug and vaccine development enterprise predictive rather than reactive. More here.
- DARPA is also unveiling its “Plan X” to normalize and improve the Department of Defense’s ability to launch cyberattacks. More here.
- The Department of Commerce, Department of Education, and the Environmental Protection Agency are seeking public feedback on what datasets they should convert to application program interfaces, or APIs. More here.
- The Department of Homeland Security is looking into an alleged vulnerability in Siemens software that could allow hackers to attack power plants and other critical infrastructure. More here.
- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced two services it plans to optimize for mobile use and five datasets it plans to convert to application program interfaces, or APIs. More here.
- The Government Accountability Office found pervasive vulnerabilities on the Environmental Protection Agency’s networks due to a lack of a comprehensive information security program. More here.
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Filed Under: Cyber Security Tagged With: Application programming interface, Department of Homeland Security, Government Accountability Office, Inspector General, LulzSec, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Social Security Administration