Incident response requires forensics and storage

Incident response requires forensics and storage

The growing window between compromise and discovery on networks puts a premium on forensics, and this requires effective storage of large volumes of data.

Stalking the insider threat

Agencies stalk the insider threat

Security, both physical and cyber, traditionally has been outward facing; but in the era of cyberwarfare, new tools are under development against a threat no one can afford to ignore.

Mobile assimilation picks up speed

Mobile assimilation picks up speed

As security challenges are addressed, the mobile conversation is moving from technology acquisition and introduction to assimilation into agencies' missions.

NYC to roll out municipal ID

NYC to roll out municipal ID

The ID card will be targeted to those who do not have a driver's license or other official identification and would allow New Yorkers, regardless of citizenship status, to access basic city services, open bank accounts and lease apartments.

Reaching for a key

Oracle Key Vault helps customers manage encryption keys

A new software appliance is designed to manage encryption keys and credential files securely in an enterprise data center.

Man pondering imponderables

Behavioral health data exchange faces tech, privacy obstacles

A recent report of a successful pilot of interstate behavioral health data exchange by a coalition of states showed that technical and operational barriers remain before such data can be exchanged nationwide.

Malware detection platform

ManTech upgrades enterprise malware defense platform

ManTech updated its Active Defense endpoint malware protection platform to better streamline detection and incident response.

Keyhole in circuit board

Layer 1 encryption: A step forward for government network security

Already in use among a range of private enterprises and service providers today, Layer 1, 100 gigabit/sec encryption can give government network managers the ability to transport enormous volumes of data in the most secure manner possible.

Researchers to test modular cloud cybersecurity

Researchers to test modular cloud cybersecurity

The Modular Approach to Cloud Security project will build a secure cloud from individual, secure components so that the security of the system as a whole will be derived from the security of its parts.

Wire data analytics: Toward a ‘single pane of glass’ for IT operations analytics

Toward a 'single pane of glass' for IT operations analytics

Wire data analytics uses packet data to monitor activity across the network stack and may be the final step in the development a single monitoring and management architecture for enterprise IT operations.

Georgia Tech develops BlackForest early warning system for cyberthreats

Georgia Tech develops early warning system for cyberthreats

BlackForest, an open source intelligence gathering system, aims to give cybersecurity teams advance warning of pending attacks.

DDOS attacks are leveraging the cloud

DDOS attacks are leveraging the cloud

A study of DDOS attacks over the last three months finds that attackers are using vulnerable servers to launch powerful attacks against government and other targets.

Topic Resources

  • Continuous Monitoring: Elevating Cybersecurity in State and Local Government

    State and local agencies are not required to comply with federal policies related to continuous monitoring and NIST's Cybersecurity Framework, but they would be better off if they did. Whether it is required or not, the concept of continuous monitoring has been proven to raise the level of cybersecurity when implemented appropriately and with the right tools. Join this webcast to learn more about how your agency could benefit from continuous monitoring and NIST guidance.

  • All About Self-Encrypting Drives

    With data security risks on the rise, an influx of government mandates and regulations for securing data have been implemented and are becoming the norm. Eliminating exposure of private data is now simply viewed as a mandatory and sound business practice. To avoid the high costs associated with these types of data compromises, organizations must put in place a comprehensive security strategy. Read this whitepaper to learn how self-encryption is achieving this initiative.

  • The Rising Threat of Enterprise Cybercrime

    Cybercriminals are leveraging vulnerabilities of the Internet, browsers, operating systems, and applications to secretly and proficiently gain access to information assets. Compromising employee endpoints with malware has become the preferred method; a far simpler path into the network than a direct network attack. Agencies need to recognize and address this growing danger.

  • Continuous Monitoring to Achieve Cybersecurity

    As the cyber threat landscape evolves, security methods and tools need to change, too. In this Digital Dialogue, Ken Durbin, manager of Continuous Monitoring Practice at Symantec, explains how the undefined boundaries of the modern IT infrastructure necessitate the deployment of continuous monitoring solutions.

  • Stopping Zero-Day Exploits for Dummies

    Cyber attacks are growing every day and can become serious threats to your organization, but how do you know and understand the threats out there? Download a copy of this book, and you will discover the zero-day exploits and threats used to compromise your agency.