A Science DMZ protects research data on a high-performance network

Science DMZ: faster, more secure high-performance computing

Built near the network perimeter, a Science DMZ is a portion of the network optimized for high-performance scientific applications rather than for general-purpose business systems.

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Homeland Security tops FISMA scorecard. How do they do it?

The Department of Homeland Security earns top scores in FISMA compliance, thanks in part to the continuous monitoring program built by the department's Office of Inspector General.

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Software streamlines compliance reporting

Delphix Compliance Engine helps agencies meet changing security and compliance regulations.

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Mobile forensics tools hammer out evidence

Proprietary and open source forensic tools are helping law enforcement extract evidence from mobile devices and even recover data that has been deleted.

Digital forensics on mobile phones

Can digital forensics keep up with smartphone tech?

Smartphones provide a wealth of evidence for forensics investigators, but the escalating number and variety of mobile devices coupled with a growing case backlog has put digital forensics development to the test.

Mobile worker accessing office network

Agencies work to close mobile security, connectivity gaps

The demands of security and connectivity are the two major challenges confronting agencies as they roll out mobile networks, government IT executives say.

SafeNet CN4010 Series encryptor

High-speed encryption solutions protect data anywhere

SafeNet announced a range of high-speed encryption products to help enterprises protect sensitive data as it moves between data centers and across networks.

Man using false identity to get a drivers license

Cutting off identity-based fraud at the source

Government could mitigate identity fraud at local motor vehicle departments by instituting authentication solutions backed by a combination of internal and external databases.

DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge

Cyber Grand Challenge aims to speed security automation

With the final co-located with DEF CON, the Challenge will accelerate development of automated network defense systems and encourage the diverse communities now developing computer and network security to work together in new ways.

Navy Project Architeuthis crypto puzzle

Navy puzzle challenge blends social media, cryptology

The puzzle, consisting of daily clues posted on Facebook, targeted the cryptology community in an attempt to raise awareness of the Information Dominance Corps.

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HP offers secure, private cloud for government

New single-tenant, managed private cloud offering handles mission-critical workloads with agility and control.

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HSPD-12: Is government's glass half full or half empty?

The recent success of the Census Bureau in setting up an HSPD-12 based identity management system shows the federal government is poised to meet next-generation smart card standards.

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.