Blackphone

Will government call on the Blackphone for secure comm?

The sleek, black smartphone will allow users to make secure phone calls, video chat and store files securely.

no entry

'Trust but verify' is so last year

Zero trust considers all network traffic, wherever it originates, as suspect. Every packet on the network has to be inspected and analyzed in real time.

malware

XP gets some breathing room as Microsoft extends antimalware support

Microsoft announced it will continue to provide updates to antimalware signatures for Windows XP users through July 14, 2015.

forensics

Digital forensic tools dig up hidden evidence faster

Forensic Toolkit 5.1 adds native investigative capability for Microsoft's Volume Shadow Copy and geolocation technologies

mobility

Dell Software addresses agency needs in BYOD, big data and security

Dell Software recently announced new tools for mobility management, security and business intelligence.

security

CSA pushes software-defined perimeter network protection

Standardized SDP security framework will protect application infrastructures from network-based attacks.

ID

Certificate-on-Chip offers identity as a service for mobile devices

New service brings increased security and access management for both employee-owned and corporate-issued devices.

logs

5 signs of network trouble

Checking for unusual activity in log and event management data can help admins spot the changes that can compromise network security.

network

Security console provides full network visibility, cuts cost of ownership

The iboss network monitoring console provides packet-level visibility across a network, helping curb conventional and advanced security threats.

key

PC giant Lenovo pledges solution for weak passwords

PC maker Lenovo and Nok Nok Labs, a developer of online authentication systems, form a partnership to offer a standard approach to improving password security and ease of use.

smart cities

Government IT in 2014: More connections, more exposure, more risk

Agencies should expect to see more authentication, increased use of private clouds and the spread of smart city technologies in 2014.

voice

Voice biometrics vie for role in mobile ID tech

Madrid, Spain-based AGNITiO sees a place for voice biometrics in authenticating user ID on smartphones and other mobile devices.

Topic Resources

  • Update on Assessment & Authorization (A&A) Processes for Cross Domain Solutions

    As introduced in our latest certification and accreditation (C&A) basics webcast (“Navigating Certification & Accreditation – A Primer) C&A terminology is transitioning to assessment and authorization (A&A). See the associated white paper “From C&A to A&A – The RMF Shoe Has Dropped.” Continuing the transition discussion, Raytheon Cyber Products and Steve Welke are pleased to present a webcast updating the latest information on A&A processes for cross domain, multilevel security solutions. Join Steve Welke, an A&A industry expert, as he discusses the A&A principles, requirements and processes.

  • Increase Data Security through Your Print Solution

    You’ve consolidated your desktops with virtualization and moved your data to the cloud. What else can you do to obtain additional costs savings and increase security while keeping your network flexible? Connect print and digital information from across your organization with the people who need it, exactly when they need it. Join this webcast to learn how security software and printing solutions work together to eliminate extraneous printers at multiple sensitivity levels, allowing organizations to recognize significant savings from reduced hardware, space, power, support and supplies.

  • IBM i2 National Security and Defense Intelligence Demo

    In this video IBM Product Manager James Vincent presents an overview and demo of IBM® i2® National Security and Defense Intelligence—a cost effective information exploitation solution that provides data acquisition, multi-faceted intelligence analysis and multi-agency and partner collaboration features.

  • 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.