Software encryption of laptop hard drives containing sensitive information certainly raises the bar on security, but for hackers, it's just one more password to crack.
Continuous monitoring of IT systems is changing the way agencies approach federal security regs, but it can only be effective on fundamentally sound systems, say government security pros.
A House panel is worried about the intrusion of Chinese manufacturers into the U.S. telecom market, but despite growing concerns over the security of the nation's IT supply chain, remedies remain difficult to find.
The spread of counterfeit or tampered-with technology could force agencies to take formal steps to ensure a product's integrity.
The ability to automatically anticipate, respond to and isolate damage to the Smart Grid could mitigate the impact of power outages.
Plans to develop automated systems for cybersecurity will build on models like DOE's Smart Grid and FAA's Next Generation air traffic control system.
Government researchers are using the human immune system as a model for building a cybersecurity ecosystem, whose features would include automation, interoperability and authentication technologies.
Hacker forums are an incubator of future cyber criminals, according to a recent Imperva report, but government is expanding educational tools of its own by sponsoring university cyber training programs and beefing up cyber force development.
A multiagency group hopes to create a cyber ecosystem that could learn to automatically assess and respond to threats. Where would humans fit in the loop?
Mobile devices lack the hardware-based security needed to make them trusted tools in the workplace; a draft NIST publication identifies the requirements for making them secure enterprise devices.
Here are five technologies the new administration should keep on the presidential blotter.
An international organization is being formed with members including the DOD, DHS and NSA to coordinate the development of critical controls for cybersecurity and promote their use by government and industry.