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NIST, DHS push security automation to the next stage

SCAP sets standards to ensure products work together, while Einstein is evolving into an automated tool that will not only detect, but block, malicious code.

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Can automated security put agencies a step ahead of the hackers?

A growing number of products can help automate IT security; Nevada's DOT found they can help in other areas, too.

NIST diagram of secure cloud architecture

NIST draws up a security architecture for cloud computing

The agency has released a draft of a cloud security architecture intended to provide the security needed to speed government adoption of cloud computing.

Shuttle Computer HR70 biometric scanner

All-in-one biometric tool combines facial, card and fingerprint scanning

Shuttle Computer's HR70 biometric scanner can enforce access control through facial recognition, with optional ID card and fingerprint scanners.

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.

Topic Resources

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • All About Self-Encrypting Drives

    With data security risks on the rise, an influx of government mandates and regulations for securing data have been implemented and are becoming the norm. Eliminating exposure of private data is now simply viewed as a mandatory and sound business practice. To avoid the high costs associated with these types of data compromises, organizations must put in place a comprehensive security strategy. Read this whitepaper to learn how self-encryption is achieving this initiative.

  • 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.