Neutering iPads to make them safe in secure environments

How to make iPads safe for government? 'Neuter' them.

Mobile devices can be a risk to secure environments. A CACI exec says one approach to security has been to alter the hardware of Apple iPads.

Electronic identity verification

NSTIC opens next round of grants for secure ID technology

Project would use public-private partnerships to create easier, more secure authentication that would support online government services and commercial transactions.

High risk climb when rope breaks on dangling mountain climbers

Trusted ID, monitoring efforts can’t keep IT security off high-risk list

After 16 years of plans, strategies and regulation, federal IT security is one of 30 program areas designated by government auditors as high risk.

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5 tips for secure mobile apps

Security is a natural concern for agencies building mobile applications. Here are a few important points to keep in mind.

Dog unable to access bone on computer

FIDO plans to eradicate bad passwords, bolster online identification

The Fast Identity Online Alliance will release a protocol to make secure log-in more user friendly, making it easy to replace passwords with stronger authentication.

Businessman scaling a rockface into the clouds

FedRAMP is proving to be a tough test for cloud providers

Some cloud providers struggle to meet requirements such as multi-factor authentication, FIPS 140-2 compliance and providing a complete boundary definition, GSA's Kathy Conrad says.

Businessman on stone steps with mobile background

The 4 levels of authentication in a mobile world

The growing use of remote devices to access government resources spurs NIST to revise its guide on how to select the right authentication technology for groups of users.

Investigators looking at cellphone

Forensics tool helps police crack suspects' cell phones

Paraben's Device Seizure 6 can break passwords, track where a phone has been and map the complete file system, including deleted data.

Computer security

'Substantial' changes ahead for federal cybersecurity controls

NIST's updated catalog of security controls addresses new threats and lets agencies adapt baseline controls to meet their specific needs.

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Authentication with cloud, BYOD: It's complicated

The growth of IT services across the enterprise makes identifying users complex, but three government efforts aim to standardize and simplify access control.

Single sign on man handing over key

Single sign-on, trusted identities move closer to reality

As government pilots work out the details cross-platform authentication, ID systems by Google and Microsoft offer a preview of how they would work.

Network security via password

FCC improved its security after breach, but did it move too fast?

After a September 2011 data breach, FCC rushed to enhance security, but ignored security management practices and created unnecessary risks in its IT systems, GAO says.

Topic Resources

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    So often in our organizations, information silos keep us from sharing data and communicating the right information at the right time to stop advanced threats. Hear why a big data solution is an important part of a defense against advanced threats and ideas about what data sources are required across the organization for this analysis to combat these attacks.

  • The STAND: Cybersecurity

    Advanced persistent threats. Zero-day attacks. Insider threats. Cybersecurity experts say that if IT leaders are not concerned about the ongoing evolution of the cyber landscape, it just means they are not paying enough attention. The problem is that these and other emerging cyber tactics are designed to evade traditional cyber defenses and escape detection until it’s too late. The good news is it’s not a lost cause. In this special report, two subject matter experts discuss cybersecurity technologies and strategies that can help agencies defend their systems and data against the latest cyber threats, today and into the future.

  • Beyond the Next Generation: Meeting the Converging Demands of Network Security

    A number of network security technologies have arisen that claim to be the "next generation" of network defense - but what does this concept actually mean? How is the threat landscape changing the way we think about and deploy network security solutions? Scott Crawford, Managing Research Director, Security and Risk Management at EMA Research provides insight into what we can expect in the area of network security and how to leverage new technologies to meet today's security challenges in light of other considerations such as overall complexity and performance.

  • Extending Security Intelligence with Big Data Solutions

    Security intelligence solution from IBM help organizations address the most vexing security challenges, including advanced persistent threats, fraud and insider threats. The solution enables security analysts to extend analysis well beyond typical security data using real-time correlation for continuous insight, custom analytics, and forensic capabilities for evidence gathering

  • Avoiding Insider Threats to Enterprise Security

    This white paper explains how IBM Security Privileged Identity Manager provides enhanced security across various IT environments by centralizing and controlling the use of privileged identities.