AOptix iphone biometric tool

App, case turns iPhone into on-the-spot biometric scanner

The hardware and software package from AOptix would allow police and the military to take fingerprint, iris, face and voice readings in the field.

Fingerprint authentication for mobile cloud device

6 steps to secure mobile access

The IdentityX platform leverages the federal cloud and up to six ID factors to authenticate users, even those using devices not managed by the enterprise.

Blackholing stops DDOS attacks but shuts off all traffic

Blackholing stops DDOS attacks but consumes everything else too

As attacks increase in power, efficiency and duration, operators may have to use black holes to protect their networks.

DDOS acks increasing

DDOS attacks turn up the volume

Attacks from botnets are increasing in bandwidth and, significantly, packet rates, a Prolexic report says.

iPhone has most vulnerabilities but Android is the most attacked

iPhone has most vulnerabilities, so why is Android the most attacked?

Android, with only a handful of vulnerabilities reported in 2012, was the OS of choice for malware writers, Symantec says.

Image of aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing by Vjeran Pavic via Flickr

How video analytics helps reconstruct Boston Marathon bombings

Analyzing terabytes of footage from events such as the Boston Marathon bombings is still a largely manual task, but video analytics tools can save investigators a lot of time.

Checking computer memory

Group aims to draw the line on counterfeit IT

The Open Group's standard could help government ensure that COTS products do not contain backdoors or counterfeit components.

One worker in an empty cubicle farm

6 steps to secure systems for sequester

Patches, idle accounts, mobile devices not in use and, yes, disgruntled workers have to be accounted for.

Big ship in fog bearing down on man in rowboat crisis management

Hacks happen. Security Module can help agencies navigate crisis response

Co3's system can help agencies identify an attack or breach, in part by putting users on the case, and then lead officials through the response.

Computer system checks out as clean

Digital certificates need to regain users' trust

In the face of growing use of stolen and fake certificates to deliver malicious code, NIST and an industry alliance are working to improve what has become an automated, online process.

City traffic controls have Internet connections

'Scary' search engine can find millions of agency back doors

Shodan scours the Web for connected devices that aren't looking to be found, such as traffic lights, door locks and power systems. And many of them aren't secured.

Man on cliff with cloud background illustrating that cloud choices may be too risky

Free cloud storage is tempting, but is the price too high?

The services have obvious appeal to employees, but have a history of breaches. Pennsylvania's CISO, for one, steers agencies to in-house or enterprise storage services.

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