social media security threats

Agencies can get relief from social-launched attacks

Analytics software identifies threats to agencies from hackers who use social media sites to launch attacks.

Clouds over Washington DC

Microsoft preps its government cloud

Microsoft aims to make its government-centric cloud as close to the commercial version of Azure as possible, while offering security assurances such as the FedRAMP seal of approval.

distrustful business partners

When everybody lies: Voice-stress analysis tackles lie detection

Voice-stress analysis can help agencies assess a variety of human risk factors. But so far no technology is 100 percent accurate or foolproof.

securing data in use in the cloud

How to lock down data in use -- and in the cloud

The challenge of securing data in use is attracting cloud encryption solutions from industry heavyweights to cloud security startups.

digital surveillance

System to continuously scan behavior of cleared workers

U.S. intelligence agencies are planning to thwart insider threats with a system for automated, continuous monitoring of the background and behavior of government workers with secret clearances.

Isolate XP computers from the network

Microsoft ends support for XP next month. Are you ready?

As Microsoft ends support of Windows XP in April, here are steps to prepare for transitioning to a new OS.

domino

Is the cloud the next stop for enterprise risk management?

Cloud-based governance, risk and compliance solutions are a logical step for agencies that need to address new rules, consolidate systems and serve their mobile workforce.

biometrics

DOD mulls future of troubled automated biometric ID system

The upgrade path of the Defense Department’s Automated Biometrics Identification system remains unclear as the Army confronts test failures and future IT roadblocks.

encryption

Microsoft offers email encryption from the desktop

Office 365 Message Encryption lets IT managers set the conditions for message encryption.

cybersecurity

NSA, universities push to establish cybersecurity as a science

The National Security Agency is sponsoring a competition for the best paper on cybersecurity, part of an effort to promote the practice as a science.

Continuous monitoring

5 elements of a successful CMaaS program

A continuous monitoring-as-a-service approach gives agencies access to the services necessary to design, implement and maintain a monitoring program.

smartphone ID

Can derived credentials turn a phone into an ID manager?

The federal government has been testing derived credentials for smartphone-based remote authentication, but making the plan work is proving to be tricky.

Topic Resources

  • GameChanger: Microsegmentation

    In less than a decade, more than 87 million records with sensitive or private information have been exposed due to cyber-incidents on federal networks alone. Increasingly, organizations are beginning to realize that perimeter-based security just isn’t enough anymore. Download to learn how for many data centers, the solution is microsegmentation.