Kenneth Corbin

Freelance Writer

Kenneth Corbin is a contributing writer based in Washington and Boston who covers government and regulatory issues for CIO.com.

Russian hacking goes far beyond 2016 pro-Trump effort

Russian hacking goes far beyond 2016 pro-Trump effort

As the Senate Intelligence Committee begins the public phase of its investigation, experts warn of the sweeping scope of Russian hacking and disinformation efforts to advance foreign policy objectives. Cites prominent lawmakers Rubio...

Federal CIO authority still falling short

Federal CIO authority still falling short

It’s been more than two years in to the most ambitious overhaul of federal IT in almost 20 years, and many CIOs say they still lack authority over new acquisitions and aren't able to halt failing projects.

Feds to battle cybersecurity with analytics

Feds to battle cybersecurity with analytics

With more real-time information sharing, officials envision cyber defenses moving from 'vaccine' to 'immune system,' a big analytics project that could achieve something like automatic security.

FBI investigating possible Trump-Russia collusion, dismisses wiretap allegations

FBI investigating possible Trump-Russia collusion, dismisses wiretap allegations

Amid widespread hacking purportedly sanctioned by the Russian government, FBI Director Comey confirms active investigation into potential coordination between Trump campaign and foreign operatives, while shooting down allegations that...

Future of tech policy murky under Trump administration

Future of tech policy murky under Trump administration

Insiders praise administration's focus on infrastructure and deregulation, but worries linger over immigration policies.

FBI chief calls for private sector to help battle cybercrime

FBI chief calls for private sector to help battle cybercrime

As the FBI has been expanding and retooling its approach to cyber investigations, Director James Comey stresses need for CISOs to engage with the bureau.

 How the DOT discovered its network was compromised by shadow IT

How the DOT discovered its network was compromised by shadow IT

Finding of hundreds of pieces of unauthorized networking equipment, including many off-the-shelf consumer-grade devices, compelled the Department of Transportation CIO to alert department leadership and launch a rearchitecture of the...

How Facebook and Google are battling internet terrorism

How Facebook and Google are battling internet terrorism

Leading platform providers are exploring new ways to actively engage in counter-messaging, building on robust systems to flag and remove extremist content.

Broadband, encryption and privacy top State of the Net agenda

Broadband, encryption and privacy top State of the Net agenda

In a chaotic time on Capitol Hill, lawmakers from both parties see room for bipartisan work to advance broadband infrastructure, strike a balance in the encryption debate and update old privacy laws.

Trump’s trade TPP move a setback for cloud computing

Trump’s trade TPP move a setback for cloud computing

With President Trump's move to walk away from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, administration is 'starting from zero' on digital trade policy.

Trump administration threatens net neutrality, cloud and IoT

Trump administration threatens net neutrality, cloud and IoT

Outgoing FCC chairman Tom Wheeler urges his successors not to undo controversial open internet order, which he says is key to a vibrant cloud computing marketplace.

Trump’s DHS pick urges more coordination on cyberthreats

Trump’s DHS pick urges more coordination on cyberthreats

As the Trump transition team – including the president-elect himself -- warms to the intelligence community's assessment on Russian election hacking, Homeland Security nominee looks to build bridge with IT industry to fight...

Feds frustrated by constantly crashing apps

Feds frustrated by constantly crashing apps

New report from Riverbed Technology identifies pervasive headaches stemming from unreliable applications in the federal government.

Trump says mergers like AT&T/Time Warner ‘destroy democracy’

Trump says mergers like AT&T/Time Warner ‘destroy democracy’

Trump has vowed to block the $85 billion mega-merger of AT&T/Time Warner, but the heads of the telecom and media giants argue that the antitrust review will show the deal to be pro-competitive and pro-consumer.

IoT attacks could bring real-world damage

IoT attacks could bring real-world damage

Cyber experts warn that lax security of billions of new networked internet of things devices will create a target-rich environment that could have devastating consequences.

How federal CIOs will navigate the presidential transition

How federal CIOs will navigate the presidential transition

As the federal IT community braces for new administration, experts see new IT initiatives on hold, but have hopes for acquisition reform and modernization efforts.

White House to bolster STEM education, close skills gap

White House to bolster STEM education, close skills gap

Touting new advanced placement course, the Obama administration looks at interdisciplinary approach to improve STEM education for underrepresented students and address shortage of skilled workers.

McCain opposes splitting NSA and Cyber Command

McCain opposes splitting NSA and Cyber Command

Chair of Senate Armed Services Committee objects to administration's proposal to decouple spy agency from military cyber warfare unit, threatens to block NSA nominee.

FTC focuses on combating ransomware

FTC focuses on combating ransomware

Federal Trade Commission chair cautions that businesses must do more to protect consumers from ransomware extortion, one of the biggest cyberthreats today.

Will Supreme Court settle network neutrality issue?

Will Supreme Court settle network neutrality issue?

Critics of FCC's controversial open internet order file appeal for lower court to rehear the case, but see the Supreme Court as perhaps the best hope of reining in new online regulation.

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