pie chart of who manages encryption keys for encrypted data in the cloud

Encrypting data in the cloud: Whose job is it?

More than two thirds of organizations with sensitive information in the cloud protect it with some kind of encryption before it leaves their hands. Who handles that encryption?

SEM Optical Media Destroyer

Destroyer shreds optical media to NSA's satisfaction

SEM's Optical Media Destroyer can slice and dice up to 2,400 CDs or DVDs an hour, turning them into shards that exceed NSA/CSS standards.

Cybersecurity at DHS

DHS needs to step up its game in federal cybersecurity

FISMA oversight by the department remains a work in process, and CyberScope has provided only limited help, according to an inspector general's report.

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A comprehensive list of security terms you should know

NIST has updated more than 200 pages of security words from federal documents to provide a central resource for definitions of cybersecurity terms.

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Security automation is great, but don't let that fool you

Automating IT security can be a help in protecting assets and systems, but there are some caveats to keep in mind.

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NIST, DHS push security automation to the next stage

SCAP sets standards to ensure products work together, while Einstein is evolving into an automated tool that will not only detect, but block, malicious code.

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Can automated security put agencies a step ahead of the hackers?

A growing number of products can help automate IT security; Nevada's DOT found they can help in other areas, too.

NIST diagram of secure cloud architecture

NIST draws up a security architecture for cloud computing

The agency has released a draft of a cloud security architecture intended to provide the security needed to speed government adoption of cloud computing.

Shuttle Computer HR70 biometric scanner

All-in-one biometric tool combines facial, card and fingerprint scanning

Shuttle Computer's HR70 biometric scanner can enforce access control through facial recognition, with optional ID card and fingerprint scanners.

Encrypted data flows to the cloud and back

New encryption method promises end-to-end cloud security

MIT researchers develop a new functional-encryption scheme that could process cloud data while keeping it encrypted.

Woman on couch with laptop browsing Arkansas unclaimed property portal

E-filing portal helps state give away a treasure trove of unclaimed property

A combination of an e-filing portal and LexisNexis identity verification services automates filing and verification of people applying to claim abandoned assets.

FBI Microsoft win a round against Citadel botnet

FBI, Microsoft win a round against Citadel botnet; the battle goes on

The joint operation cuts off more than 1,400 botnets used in the theft of $500 million worldwide, but it also shows how nimble cyber criminals are in distributing their malware.

Topic Resources

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