password

2014: A tipping point for password authentication

With advances in research on new token-based and biometric identification systems, it's time for the government to bid adieu to the common password.

chess

Cyberthreats for 2014: Not just the usual suspects

Public-sector cybersecurity experts predict that threats will not change dramatically in 2014 but will seek new platforms, including bring your own cloud, the Internet of Things and wearable computing.

Cyber Flag

Cyber Flag exercises sharpen DOD cyber operations and defense

Cyber pros from across the military hone their skills against a realistic adversary on a closed network in an 11-day U.S. Cyber Command exercise.

network security

Firms offer single path to securing cloud and physical networks

VMware and Palo Alto Networks offer integrated platform to unify network security across both physical and virtual cloud enterprises.

cryptography

NTRU crypto software available to open-source community

Security Innovation says offering its public key cryptography for use in open-source community would head off a looming ‘cyrptopocalypse’ caused by limited choice of encryption algorithms.

approved

Symantec gets FISMA certification for shared service products

Two of Symantec's public key infrastructure products receive approval for use by federal agencies and contractors.

letters

Why salted hash is as good for passwords as for breakfast

Encrypted passwords can be vulnerable because a decryption key must be available to the authentication server; hashed passwords cannot be decrypted and must be guessed by an attacker, which can be made impractical.

plant

DLA using botanical DNA to prevent tech counterfeiting

The Defense Logistics Agency is using botanical DNA marking technology to battle a rise in counterfeit electronic parts and devices.

Stratus

Secure, compact PC stack arranges to meet government needs

The multi-client Stratus includes three PCs and a remote controlled KVM to deliver security and convenience to government users who need to operate multiple PCs.

GPS

The serious side of GPS, where timing is everything

Although most widely known as a feature in consumer products, GPS timing and positioning is used in much of the nation's critical infrastructure, from managing air traffic to time-stamping financial transactions.

secure cloud

Is FedRAMP working? It better.

It's the only security standardization game in town for feds, and it will mature. Meanwhile, IBM gets FedRAMP stamp of approval.

shared services

Lack of awareness slows cloud shared services, providers say

In launching shared services, agencies find ways to build awareness of their offerings and to overcome misunderstanding about the cloud.

Topic Resources

  • Update on Assessment & Authorization (A&A) Processes for Cross Domain Solutions

    As introduced in our latest certification and accreditation (C&A) basics webcast (“Navigating Certification & Accreditation – A Primer) C&A terminology is transitioning to assessment and authorization (A&A). See the associated white paper “From C&A to A&A – The RMF Shoe Has Dropped.” Continuing the transition discussion, Raytheon Cyber Products and Steve Welke are pleased to present a webcast updating the latest information on A&A processes for cross domain, multilevel security solutions. Join Steve Welke, an A&A industry expert, as he discusses the A&A principles, requirements and processes.

  • Increase Data Security through Your Print Solution

    You’ve consolidated your desktops with virtualization and moved your data to the cloud. What else can you do to obtain additional costs savings and increase security while keeping your network flexible? Connect print and digital information from across your organization with the people who need it, exactly when they need it. Join this webcast to learn how security software and printing solutions work together to eliminate extraneous printers at multiple sensitivity levels, allowing organizations to recognize significant savings from reduced hardware, space, power, support and supplies.

  • IBM i2 National Security and Defense Intelligence Demo

    In this video IBM Product Manager James Vincent presents an overview and demo of IBM® i2® National Security and Defense Intelligence—a cost effective information exploitation solution that provides data acquisition, multi-faceted intelligence analysis and multi-agency and partner collaboration features.