Here is today's federal cybersecurity and information technology news:
- Federal agencies are currently investigating months of cyber attacks against the computer networks managing major natural gas pipelines. More here.
- The Department of Defense is funding research on a “novel device to perform surveillance on adult insect disease vectors.” More here.
- Researchers have intercepted new ransomware that impersonates the Department of Justice and demands a $100 fine. More here.
- Gen. Keith Alexander of U.S. Cyber Command says they use cyber teams for both offense and defense rather than the conventional model of separating attack and defense. More here.
- A survey of federal IT professionals shows that government agencies are still under-utilizing Big Data. More here.
- The Army is looking for software to monitor soldiers keystrokes, downloads, and web searches for abnormal behavior to stop insider threats. More here.