cybersecurity

How do you protect DNS from hacktivists like SEA?

DNSSEC can be an effective tool -- but only one tool -- in preventing redirection attacks such as those carried out recently by the Syrian Electronic Army.

USPS

The key to getting your money's worth out of IT security tools

Holding the vendor accountable for results — and right away — is the first step in getting value from your cybersecurity investment, said USPS information security officer Chuck McGann.

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R U secure? Encrypted texting expands to Android OS.

Silent Circle releases its latest end-to-end encryption tool, which enables secure texting between Apple iOS and Android platforms. A secure, peer-to-peer email app is due next year.

keys

Key-sharing tech helps combat encrypted DDoS attacks

Prolexic's SSL key-sharing tools make it easier to detect and stop encrypted Layer 7 DDoS attacks while customers maintain control of their SSL keys.

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How USPS merges compliance, security in its huge enterprise

The Postal Service now is using the RedSeal network monitoring platform, originally intended to evaluate firewall rules, to improve situational awareness and operational security across its extended enterprise.

automation

Agencies must put more emphasis on automation

Defending against the steady growth in cyberattacks requires continuous monitoring and automated responses, and that could mean shifting resources.

security

Group releases draft specs on ID tools for network devices

The proposed profile builds on TCG’s network security architecture to ensure the identity and security status of all devices connecting to a network.

Akamai

Akamai global network receives FedRAMP security approval

Akamai becomes first provider of distributed content and application delivery services to receive authority to operate cloud services under the government’s FedRAMP cloud security program.

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University cybersecurity: Different, but still the same

Academic environments are built around sharing information, but securing their networks — and the mobile devices that use them — calls for the same layered approach other organizations use.

mobile device passcode

Which sectors require passcodes for mobile device access?

A sampling of smartphones and tablets by Fiberlink Communications shows government is more likely than other sectors to require strong passcodes for mobile devices.

PSIM

Tech, tactics behind CitiWatch’s large-scale video surveillance system

A video surveillance system that combines thousands of cameras requires more than technology to be effective.

PSIM

Force multiplier: PSIM leverages video surveillance networks in Baltimore

With thousands of cameras providing round-the-clock surveillance of Baltimore, the CitiWatch surveillance program turned to a video analysis platform from VidSys to help make sense of all of the data.

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.

  • 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.