8 steps to reducing unauthorized software

8 ways to reduce unauthorized software

Unauthorized software not only increases the attack surface for adversaries, but it also hampers IT managers’ ability to fully secure their assets. Here are eight ways to get unauthorized software under control.

Police can store body-cam video in secure Azure cloud

Police can store body-cam video in secure Azure cloud

A partnership between Microsoft and VIEVU, a manufacturer of police body cameras, will let officers transfer their videos to Microsoft’s soon-to-be-released Azure Government Cloud.

6 tips for open source adoption

6 tips for adopting open source

Introducing open source code doesn’t have to be an intimidating process. But ensuring security is key.

Apps not safe for work? NIST guide to vetting third-party apps

Apps not safe for work? NIST drafts guide for checking

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s guide will help agencies evaluate commercial mobile applications that agency workers might use on government-issued devices or personal apps that access government networks.

DHS eyes next-generation biometric matching technologies

DHS eyes next-generation biometric matching technologies

The Homeland Security Department calls for information on emerging technologies that would help government keep up with the latest developments in biometric matching.

10 ways to recharge cybersecurity ops centers

10 ways to recharge cybersecurity ops centers

Mitre Corp. cybersecurity engineer Carson Zimmerman spells out ways government security operations centers can regain advantages against increasingly sophisticated adversaries.

Code checking leads to sea change in Navy programming

Code checking leads to sea change in Navy programming

The Navy has been able to troubleshoot and repair programming errors before software is deployed using HP’s Fortify Software Security Center product.

Cybersecurity partnership adds muscle to analytics toolset

Cybersecurity partnership adds muscle to analytics toolset

Cybersecurity provider Centripetal Networks partners with ThreatTrack to enhance its RuleGate attack visualization tools.

unauthorized file transfers

Are your file sharing tools leaking data?

Data leakage from negligent file sharing and information collaboration practices is as significant a risk as outright data theft, according to a Ponemon Institute Survey.

SAP offers secure cloud services for federal agencies

SAP offers secure cloud services for federal agencies

SAP is developing secure cloud services for federal agencies that will focus on the company’s expertise in ERP-oriented business services.

NIST drafts cyber threat info sharing guidance

NIST drafts cyber threat info sharing guidance

The Guide to Cyber Threat Information Sharing is designed to help agencies leverage collective knowledge and experience by actively sharing threat intelligence and ongoing coordination.

Microsoft expanding security and mobile controls for Office 365

Microsoft expanding security and mobile controls for Office 365

Government IT managers will soon have more options for Office 356 data loss protection and mobile device controls.