digital surveillance

System to continuously scan behavior of cleared workers

U.S. intelligence agencies are planning to thwart insider threats with a system for automated, continuous monitoring of the background and behavior of government workers with secret clearances.

Isolate XP computers from the network

Microsoft ends support for XP next month. Are you ready?

As Microsoft ends support of Windows XP in April, here are steps to prepare for transitioning to a new OS.

domino

Is the cloud the next stop for enterprise risk management?

Cloud-based governance, risk and compliance solutions are a logical step for agencies that need to address new rules, consolidate systems and serve their mobile workforce.

biometrics

DOD mulls future of troubled automated biometric ID system

The upgrade path of the Defense Department’s Automated Biometrics Identification system remains unclear as the Army confronts test failures and future IT roadblocks.

encryption

Microsoft offers email encryption from the desktop

Office 365 Message Encryption lets IT managers set the conditions for message encryption.

cybersecurity

NSA, universities push to establish cybersecurity as a science

The National Security Agency is sponsoring a competition for the best paper on cybersecurity, part of an effort to promote the practice as a science.

Continuous monitoring

5 elements of a successful CMaaS program

A continuous monitoring-as-a-service approach gives agencies access to the services necessary to design, implement and maintain a monitoring program.

smartphone ID

Can derived credentials turn a phone into an ID manager?

The federal government has been testing derived credentials for smartphone-based remote authentication, but making the plan work is proving to be tricky.

monitor

Got your security monitoring game in gear?

Requirements from OMB for Information Security Continuous Monitoring set a Feb. 28 deadline for agencies to prepare formal plans that include a transition to standardized technology and automated feeds to a yet-to-be-developed government dashboard.

encryption

A single console for managing full disk encryption headaches

The latest release of Sophos SafeGuard Encryption adds central management of full disk encryption built into Windows and Apple operating systems to its toolkit.

intellsharing

Social platform for sharing cyberthreat intell goes live

IID's ActiveTrust threat sharing platform combines social networking with binding contracts to create a secure environment in which agencies and enterprises feel comfortable sharing information about cyberthreats.

hardware secured smartphone

Hardware-based mobile security market heats up

The market for hardware-rooted security for mobile devices is on the rise as anti-virus and other traditional software methods fail to meet tougher requirements from government and security-sensitive businesses.

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.