GPS

The serious side of GPS, where timing is everything

Although most widely known as a feature in consumer products, GPS timing and positioning is used in much of the nation's critical infrastructure, from managing air traffic to time-stamping financial transactions.

secure cloud

Is FedRAMP working? It better.

It's the only security standardization game in town for feds, and it will mature. Meanwhile, IBM gets FedRAMP stamp of approval.

shared services

Lack of awareness slows cloud shared services, providers say

In launching shared services, agencies find ways to build awareness of their offerings and to overcome misunderstanding about the cloud.

Belkin DisplayPort Secure KVM

Secure KVM switch a good fit for government

Belkin's DisplayPort Secure KVM locks down sound and video channels, ensuring that no data can cross networks.

social media

How agencies can take social media through the FISMA process

Free services such as Twitter and Facebook are an easy way to expand your online presence, but agencies still must address the risks.

Training for those with cybersecurity responsibilities

Training the cyber workforce to handle new threats

Guidance for providing role-based training to those with cybersecurity responsibilities is being updated to reflect growth in socially engineered threats.

top 10

Users offer 10 security tips to IT staff

A report on a recent survey showing the disconnect between users and IT staff members on security prompted readers to offer some advice.

Businessman examining code

NSA's reported tampering could change how crypto standards are made

NIST has begun a formal review of its processes for developing cryptographic standards in the wake of reports that the NSA, its partner in crypto development, inserted a backdoor into specs for generating crypto keys.

Encrypted email

Alliance aims to develop spy-proof email

Three months after shuttering their respective encrypted email services, Silent Circle and Lavabit announced an industry coalition to develop an open-source protocol for truly secure email.

keystroke

Keystroke encryption coming for Apple, Android phones

GuardedID, which defends against keylogging and other snooping malware, is being released for mobile devices as a software developers' kit.

phishing

Internet Explorer leads in tests against social engineering threats

Microsoft browsers perform the best overall in NSS tests of browser-based defenses against socially engineered malware and phishing, but educated users still are the best defense.

audio

5 ways to protect audio and microphones from malicious exploits

Hackers can find their way into the most secure environments through an often overlooked vulnerability: the computer microphone.

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.