pie chart of who manages encryption keys for encrypted data in the cloud

Encrypting data in the cloud: Whose job is it?

More than two thirds of organizations with sensitive information in the cloud protect it with some kind of encryption before it leaves their hands. Who handles that encryption?

SEM Optical Media Destroyer

Destroyer shreds optical media to NSA's satisfaction

SEM's Optical Media Destroyer can slice and dice up to 2,400 CDs or DVDs an hour, turning them into shards that exceed NSA/CSS standards.

Cybersecurity at DHS

DHS needs to step up its game in federal cybersecurity

FISMA oversight by the department remains a work in process, and CyberScope has provided only limited help, according to an inspector general's report.

NIST glossary of security terms displayed on a tablet

A comprehensive list of security terms you should know

NIST has updated more than 200 pages of security words from federal documents to provide a central resource for definitions of cybersecurity terms.

Man waves magic wand at laptop

Security automation is great, but don't let that fool you

Automating IT security can be a help in protecting assets and systems, but there are some caveats to keep in mind.

Woman examining network traffic

NIST, DHS push security automation to the next stage

SCAP sets standards to ensure products work together, while Einstein is evolving into an automated tool that will not only detect, but block, malicious code.

Shuttle Computer HR70 biometric scanner

All-in-one biometric tool combines facial, card and fingerprint scanning

Shuttle Computer's HR70 biometric scanner can enforce access control through facial recognition, with optional ID card and fingerprint scanners.

NIST diagram of secure cloud architecture

NIST draws up a security architecture for cloud computing

The agency has released a draft of a cloud security architecture intended to provide the security needed to speed government adoption of cloud computing.

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Can automated security put agencies a step ahead of the hackers?

A growing number of products can help automate IT security; Nevada's DOT found they can help in other areas, too.

Encrypted data flows to the cloud and back

New encryption method promises end-to-end cloud security

MIT researchers develop a new functional-encryption scheme that could process cloud data while keeping it encrypted.

Woman on couch with laptop browsing Arkansas unclaimed property portal

E-filing portal helps state give away a treasure trove of unclaimed property

A combination of an e-filing portal and LexisNexis identity verification services automates filing and verification of people applying to claim abandoned assets.

BlackBerry Q10

BlackBerry Q10 features a real keyboard, smart ID card support

The company's new phone harkens to the days of old with a physical keyboard, while adding new functionality and security features with Version 10.1 of the OS.

Topic Resources

  • Advanced Threats and Big Data: The New Cybersecurity Landscape

    So often in our organizations, information silos keep us from sharing data and communicating the right information at the right time to stop advanced threats. Hear why a big data solution is an important part of a defense against advanced threats and ideas about what data sources are required across the organization for this analysis to combat these attacks.

  • The STAND: Cybersecurity

    Advanced persistent threats. Zero-day attacks. Insider threats. Cybersecurity experts say that if IT leaders are not concerned about the ongoing evolution of the cyber landscape, it just means they are not paying enough attention. The problem is that these and other emerging cyber tactics are designed to evade traditional cyber defenses and escape detection until it’s too late. The good news is it’s not a lost cause. In this special report, two subject matter experts discuss cybersecurity technologies and strategies that can help agencies defend their systems and data against the latest cyber threats, today and into the future.

  • Establishing a Logical Perimeter: The Evolution of Network Security

    This whitepaper highlights the challenges you face when users are off network, and strategies to address the compliance and protection issues posed by remote network users.

  • Zero Trust Approach to Network Security

    The continued, high frequency of successful cyberattacks against today’s enterprises has made it abundantly clear that traditional, perimeter-centric security strategies are no longer effective. Read this whitepaper to learn about the effectiveness of a Zero Trust security model in addressing the shortcomings of failing perimeter-centric strategies.