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.

IPv6 router in the crosshairs

Easy-to-use attack exploits IPv6 traffic on IPv4 networks

Setting up a rogue IPv6 router on an IPv4 network gives attackers access to the host's Internet traffic, one more reason to enable IPv6 rather than waiting for an attacker to do it for you.

privguard

Privilege Guard watches those who watch over the network

The product extends privilege management to admins, giving them enough control to do their jobs but restricting them to authorized tasks.

cracked phone

Phun with Phones: 3 ways to phreak Android, iOS

The convergence of computing and mobile telephony has made smartphones the new frontier of cybersecurity, with a host of new vulnerability research presented at this year’s Black Hat Briefings.

comfoo

Reverse engineering reveals inner workings of Comfoo Trojan

Researchers at Dell SecureWorks were able to monitor the command and control system of the persistent RAT, which was used in the 2010 RSA breach that also compromised DOD contractors and is still in wide use.

Ants on a jar of honey

Industrial control 'honeypots' show systems are under attack

Recent research by Trend Micro shows ICS networks are frequently attacked -- and not by accident.

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.

  • Continuous Monitoring: Elevating Cybersecurity in State and Local Government

    State and local agencies are not required to comply with federal policies related to continuous monitoring and NIST's Cybersecurity Framework, but they would be better off if they did. Whether it is required or not, the concept of continuous monitoring has been proven to raise the level of cybersecurity when implemented appropriately and with the right tools. Join this webcast to learn more about how your agency could benefit from continuous monitoring and NIST guidance.