Encrypted data flows to the cloud and back

New encryption method promises end-to-end cloud security

MIT researchers develop a new functional-encryption scheme that could process cloud data while keeping it encrypted.

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E-filing portal helps state give away a treasure trove of unclaimed property

A combination of an e-filing portal and LexisNexis identity verification services automates filing and verification of people applying to claim abandoned assets.

FBI Microsoft win a round against Citadel botnet

FBI, Microsoft win a round against Citadel botnet; the battle goes on

The joint operation cuts off more than 1,400 botnets used in the theft of $500 million worldwide, but it also shows how nimble cyber criminals are in distributing their malware.

BlackBerry Q10

BlackBerry Q10 features a real keyboard, smart ID card support

The company's new phone harkens to the days of old with a physical keyboard, while adding new functionality and security features with Version 10.1 of the OS.

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OMB delivers advice to help agencies get going on mobile

The Mobile Security Reference Architecture is one more guide for agencies wrestling with how so securely bring smart phones and tablets into their networks.

Cyber vulnerability hole in link fence

Possible breach of DHS employee data has an unusual twist

Most vulnerabilities are discovered by third parties, but the fact that the department was alerted by a “law enforcement partner” raises the question of whether a breach occurred.

risk management tightrope shoes

ACL moves risk management to the cloud

The company’s governance, risk management and compliance package provides enterprisewide analysis in a SaaS model.

Serviceman watches computer screens at US Cyber Command

30 years of risky business: A cybersecurity timeline

The federal government has been defending the nation's online resources since the early days of the Internet. Here's a look at some of the key milestones.

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5 years down the road: The cloud of clouds

Interoperability standards will create a world of interconnected clouds fraught with opportunities and security risks, experts say.

Concept of global internet

Cybersecurity's best bet: An Internet that learns to defend itself

During the first 40 years of the Internet, security has been about patching mistakes; the future will be about creating an environment that is secure by design and protected by big data.

Kingston DataTraveler 4000 drive

Secure key drive polices itself to protect the enterprise

Kingston's DataTraveler 4000 drive, with ESET's ClevX DriveSecurity, keeps data and networks safe without significantly slowing down transfer times.

Exploded dye pack in stolen bank money

Attacking the attackers: Can active cyber defense stay within the rules?

The growth in cyberattacks and the theft of intellectual property has prompted calls for more aggressive cyber defense. The Pentagon and an independent commission are taking up the cause.

Topic Resources

  • 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.

  • The Rising Threat of Enterprise Cybercrime

    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.

  • Continuous Monitoring to Achieve Cybersecurity

    As the cyber threat landscape evolves, security methods and tools need to change, too. In this Digital Dialogue, Ken Durbin, manager of Continuous Monitoring Practice at Symantec, explains how the undefined boundaries of the modern IT infrastructure necessitate the deployment of continuous monitoring solutions.

  • Stopping Zero-Day Exploits for Dummies

    Cyber attacks are growing every day and can become serious threats to your organization, but how do you know and understand the threats out there? Download a copy of this book, and you will discover the zero-day exploits and threats used to compromise your agency.