students

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.

locks

One ID for many sites? How a federated credential exchange works.

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.

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.

key

USPS set to put federal ID system to the test

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.

cloud

FedRAMP approval is fine, but it's just the beginning

The program's standardized security controls can cover basic services like email and backup storage, but after that it gets complicated.

cloud

What's in the future for FedRAMP?

The program could move to cover high security requirements or standardize service-level agreements for agencies and providers.

supply chain

What you don't know about the IT supply chain can hurt you

NIST gives supply-chain security its own publication, offering guidelines for incorporating it into an agency's overall risk management program.

Aegis

A portable drive with rock-solid security

Apricorn's software-free Aegis Padlock Fortress keeps all data encrypted and protected from tampering.

Cyber tools sniffs malware on network traffic

New cyber tool learns network behavior to sniff out malware

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.

Email leaking out of briefcase

Secure email services went dark because email is 'broken'

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.

Topic Resources

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    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.