Clouds in shape of Earth

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.

Citrix Receiver with BAI CAC reader

Citrix Receiver now supports Android smart-card authentication

The software supports CAC and PIV card authentication, and meets NSA and DISA requirements for secure Bluetooth communication.

Line of office workers with individual clouds

New risk on the block: Bring your own cloud

What agencies can do to manage the risks of using consumer cloud accounts such as iCloud, Evernote and Dropbox to store and access business data.

Benefits applicant answering questions on a laptop

Software quizzes applicants before doling out benefits

Florida's Department of Children and Families is using LexisNexis Risk Solutions, which creates a profile based on customer-supplied information, to authenticate people applying for public assistance.

Biometric Associates smart card reader

Mobile authentication for CAC, PIV cards could get easier

A new app works with the cards on iOS and Android platforms, as will future versions of BlackBerry 10.

AWS gets approval to offer cloud services from FedRAMP

Amazon gets FedRAMP OK for cloud services

AWS gets approval to offer cloud services under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, which agencies use to assess the risks of cloud services.

Control room in a power plant

Public feedback IDs challenges in securing critical infrastructure

Comments on a NIST request about developing a cybersecurity framework for protecting critical energy, utilities and information systems show where work needs to be done.

Cybersecurity experts check for intrusions

In current threat landscape, cyber teams need to go looking for trouble

Cybersecurity must become a full partner with IT and get more aggressive in searching out threats in order to effectively fulfill its mission of supporting agency missions.

Close up of a hard disk

Fighting malware with hardware can produce better security

Rather than trying to keep up with and get ahead of malicious software, hardware security can help ensure that devices are safe and remain uninfected, says Imation's Larry Hamid.

Topic Resources

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