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.
A sampling of smartphones and tablets by Fiberlink Communications shows government is more likely than other sectors to require strong passcodes for mobile devices.
A video surveillance system that combines thousands of cameras requires more than technology to be effective.
SecureKey, selected by USPS for the FCCX pilot, already provides a similar bridge service for the Canadian government. FCCX is expected to work much the same way.
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.
The Postal Service will set up a pilot of the Federal Cloud Credential Exchange this fall and begin testing in January, using SecureKey briidge.net Exchange, which already provides similar services for the Canadian government.
The program's standardized security controls can cover basic services like email and backup storage, but after that it gets complicated.
The program could move to cover high security requirements or standardize service-level agreements for agencies and providers.
NIST gives supply-chain security its own publication, offering guidelines for incorporating it into an agency's overall risk management program.
Apricorn's software-free Aegis Padlock Fortress keeps all data encrypted and protected from tampering.
Researchers from Georgia Tech demonstrate a prototype tool, ExecScent, that learns a network's normal traffic patterns to spot the command and control traffic from infected hosts. In live tests it identified dozens of new C&C domains and discovered hundreds of infected computers.
Silent Circle's decision to shut down its encrypted email service is the latest in a number of responses to the NSA's surveillance of sensitive communications.