Blackphone

Will government call on the Blackphone for secure comm?

The sleek, black smartphone will allow users to make secure phone calls, video chat and store files securely.

no entry

'Trust but verify' is so last year

Zero trust considers all network traffic, wherever it originates, as suspect. Every packet on the network has to be inspected and analyzed in real time.

malware

XP gets some breathing room as Microsoft extends antimalware support

Microsoft announced it will continue to provide updates to antimalware signatures for Windows XP users through July 14, 2015.

forensics

Digital forensic tools dig up hidden evidence faster

Forensic Toolkit 5.1 adds native investigative capability for Microsoft's Volume Shadow Copy and geolocation technologies

mobility

Dell Software addresses agency needs in BYOD, big data and security

Dell Software recently announced new tools for mobility management, security and business intelligence.

security

CSA pushes software-defined perimeter network protection

Standardized SDP security framework will protect application infrastructures from network-based attacks.

ID

Certificate-on-Chip offers identity as a service for mobile devices

New service brings increased security and access management for both employee-owned and corporate-issued devices.

logs

5 signs of network trouble

Checking for unusual activity in log and event management data can help admins spot the changes that can compromise network security.

network

Security console provides full network visibility, cuts cost of ownership

The iboss network monitoring console provides packet-level visibility across a network, helping curb conventional and advanced security threats.

key

PC giant Lenovo pledges solution for weak passwords

PC maker Lenovo and Nok Nok Labs, a developer of online authentication systems, form a partnership to offer a standard approach to improving password security and ease of use.

smart cities

Government IT in 2014: More connections, more exposure, more risk

Agencies should expect to see more authentication, increased use of private clouds and the spread of smart city technologies in 2014.

voice

Voice biometrics vie for role in mobile ID tech

Madrid, Spain-based AGNITiO sees a place for voice biometrics in authenticating user ID on smartphones and other mobile devices.

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.

  • Stepping Up the Battle Against Advanced Threats

    Cyber-attackers continuously develop sophisticated tactics and evasion techniques to bypass the latest protection methods, requiring the security industry to find a different approach to malware protection. Read this whitepaper to learn where the traditional cybersecurity measures fall short and how your agency can adopt a new approach to defend against advanced threats.

  • 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.