Firewall vendors are stepping up to improve performance and fix problems, according to the results of the most recent comparative tests conducted by NSS Labs.
The Aegis Secure Key, with a numeric keypad and 256-bit AES encryption, meets the standards for FIPS 140-2 Level 3.
OMB's FISMA report says performance varied widely among agencies, though there was progress in three key areas.
The Silent Circle crypto service could solve BYOD security through peer-to-peer encryption, and although that could keep authorities from snooping on calls, military and intelligence agencies are getting on board.
Complexity is the enemy of security, says NIST's FISMA lead Ron Ross, and the cloud can help simplify networks.
The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center, a collaborative effort on the cyber defense of the financial sector, was honored with the RSA Conference's information security award.
Telework Week gets tens of thousands of feds to try working from home, and they're not all using an agency-issued laptop.
Research describing a more successful attack on the new Secure Hash Algorithm will be published later this month, but SHA-3 remains much more powerful than the best attacks yet discovered.
The company has added NIST-certified encryption to its USB and module bay self-encrypting drives.
Testing by NSS Labs shows that not only do antivirus products miss known exploits, they often are blind to the same ones, opening windows of opportunity for attackers -- particularly against legacy agency systems.
The group has brought the Trusted Platform Module in line with government requirements, but security standards must keep pace with mobile computing and rapidly changing threat environments.
The explosive growth in information generated by security tools is putting a premium on the ability to analyze large volumes of data, say experts, who also call for active defense.