Described as "one of the scariest bugs I've seen" by a DOD technical analyst, Heartbleed could leave agency systems from enterprise email to Web sites vulnerable to attack.
FICO's 50+ algorithms scour multiple data sources to help defeat criminal rings that perpetrate money laundering, insider fraud and other crimes.
The Federal Cloud Credential Exchange, hosted by the Postal Service, is expected to be in operation this spring, providing a cloud-based identity hub for agencies.
Michigan and Pennsylvania are testing identity proofing and enabling federated use of secure credentials for online access to government services.
Even without Microsoft support, agencies can mitigate (but not eliminate) security risks to lingering XP users.
Much of the focus at the Department of Homeland Security has been on improving data sharing among agencies, according to IDC Government Insights.
Analytics software identifies threats to agencies from hackers who use social media sites to launch attacks.
Microsoft aims to make its government-centric cloud as close to the commercial version of Azure as possible, while offering security assurances such as the FedRAMP seal of approval.
Voice-stress analysis can help agencies assess a variety of human risk factors. But so far no technology is 100 percent accurate or foolproof.
The challenge of securing data in use is attracting cloud encryption solutions from industry heavyweights to cloud security startups.
U.S. intelligence agencies are planning to thwart insider threats with a system for automated, continuous monitoring of the background and behavior of government workers with secret clearances.
As Microsoft ends support of Windows XP in April, here are steps to prepare for transitioning to a new OS.