building

How USPS merges compliance, security in its huge enterprise

The Postal Service now is using the RedSeal network monitoring platform, originally intended to evaluate firewall rules, to improve situational awareness and operational security across its extended enterprise.

automation

Agencies must put more emphasis on automation

Defending against the steady growth in cyberattacks requires continuous monitoring and automated responses, and that could mean shifting resources.

security

Group releases draft specs on ID tools for network devices

The proposed profile builds on TCG’s network security architecture to ensure the identity and security status of all devices connecting to a network.

Akamai

Akamai global network receives FedRAMP security approval

Akamai becomes first provider of distributed content and application delivery services to receive authority to operate cloud services under the government’s FedRAMP cloud security program.

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.

Topic Resources

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    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.

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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.