‘Gold standard’ for random number generation: radioactive decay

‘Gold standard’ for random number generation: radioactive decay

The technology used to control access to nuclear weapons could secure other applications that use encoded protection, such as communications and the IT supply chain.

What’s next in cybersecurity automation

What’s next in cybersecurity automation

The Department of Homeland Security will explore developing an environment for automated cybersecurity and shared situational awareness.

U. Michigan fronts effort to push HTTPS net security

U. Michigan fronts effort to push HTTPS net security

University of Michigan researchers have formed a group to establish a new HTTPS certificate authority and support their aim to ‘reinvent’ Internet security.

DARPA sees transparent IT as window on new threats

DARPA sees transparent IT as window on new threats

The DOD research agency wants to develop techniques for seeing more deeply into today’s opaque networks to more effectively combat advanced persistent threats.

Energy recasts EA in cybersecurity role

Energy recasts EA for cybersecurity

The Department of Energy’s CIO office built an EA toolset to ensure aging servers and software assets don’t become enterprise vulnerabilities.

Hardware secured mobile devices toughen first line of defense

Hardware secured mobile devices toughen first line of defense

Combining a hardware-secured device with a PIN or biometrics can deliver more security and ease of use.

14 ways to secure controlled info in nonfederal systems

14 ways to secure controlled info in nonfederal systems

NIST’s 14-point draft guidance covers the federal information used for scientific research, background investigations or technology development in systems belonging to contractors, state and local governments and universities.

Entrust offers agencies smart card management from the cloud

Entrust offers agencies smart-card management from the cloud

Entrust Datacard released a console that lets agencies produce a single unified identity credential for each person associated with an agency, delivered as a service.

Dell, CGI tee up cloud-based enterprise services

Dell and CGI announced a joint venture to offer virtual desktop, business analytics and identity management services to government and enterprise customers.

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.