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USPS to pilot cloud-based federal ID credential hub

The Postal Service has been tapped to build a pilot identity credential hub that would simplify secure access for citizens to online government services.

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Know the 4 denial of service types that can threaten the Domain Name System

DNS' openness leaves it vulnerable to a variety of denial of service techniques, from brute-force floods to sophisticated recursive attacks.

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9 steps that help defend against DDOS

Most experts agree that you can't do it all by yourself, but there are practical measures agencies can take to shore up their networks against denial of service attacks.

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Can DNS be protected from spikes in attacks?

Denial of service attacks on the Domain Name System are becoming common, but an effective defense will require a few rule changes.

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How to mitigate and defend against DOS attacks

Treating DOS attacks like a man-made disaster can help agencies determine the proper communication and technical response.

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As defenses against network DDOS attacks improve, hackers find a new target

Brute-force denial of service attacks against networks are still the most common, but hackers are increasingly moving toward more efficient attacks on applications.

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Surviving denial-of-service? You need outside help to keep from going under.

The flood of bandwidth in the hands of attackers can overwhelm agency resources, making in-house defense impractical. You need allies outside your network.

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DARPA takes multipronged approach to securing military's cloud

As DOD moves into cloud computing, pilots and projects look to assess risk and develop multiple layers of network defense.

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Other cyber shoe waiting to drop on BYOD

Lax security could soon threaten the gains agencies have made by letting employees use their own mobile devices for work, a new study says. There are basic protective steps agencies can take now.

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How do you know if your data is in good hands? Here's how.

NIST offers a scheme for trusted geolocation, a way to ensure that resources agencies use in the cloud are kept secure.

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Emerging way to foil hackers: Keep data encrypted while in use

NIST is considering Format-Preserving Encryption schemes that could let agencies keep data hidden while in transit or in use by an application.

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Coming in 2014: Death by Internet

Forget 2013; that's old news already. Researchers at the security company Internet Identity are looking ahead to 2014, and what they see isn't pretty.

Topic Resources

  • Advanced Threats and Big Data: The New Cybersecurity Landscape

    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.

  • Establishing a Logical Perimeter: The Evolution of Network Security

    This whitepaper highlights the challenges you face when users are off network, and strategies to address the compliance and protection issues posed by remote network users.

  • Zero Trust Approach to Network Security

    The continued, high frequency of successful cyberattacks against today’s enterprises has made it abundantly clear that traditional, perimeter-centric security strategies are no longer effective. Read this whitepaper to learn about the effectiveness of a Zero Trust security model in addressing the shortcomings of failing perimeter-centric strategies.

  • Stalking the Kill Chain

    Gain insight into the effects of the changing information security threat landscape. Learn RSA’s approach to identifying strategies and techniques to establish a good defense, the “kill chain” concept and how to detect and respond, and how to level the adversarial playing field