big data

Big data = big exposure. What can you do about it?

Big data, which involves a lot more than large databases, complicates security, but there are steps agencies can take to protect their information.

Stanford University

Stanford probes breach as attacks on university networks soar

The source of an apparent breach of Stanford University's network is unknown, but it comes as universities are seeing an exponential increase in attacks on their networks.

Monitoring network traffic for insider threats

How technical monitoring can help defend against insider threats

Organizations can take steps to protect their data from network and server administrators who go rogue.

Image of Albert Einstein framed by digital keyhole

Einstein 3 goes live with automated malware blocking

The government's new intrusion prevention system will not only detect malicious traffic but stop that traffic before it does harm.

Monster coming out of the back of a laptop

The mutating malware monster demands new defenses

Revised guidance from NIST on defending against malware reflects the evolution of malicious code, which is becoming more complex, dangerous and difficult to detect.

Belkin KVM

Belkin brings secure KVM to DisplayPort

The switch, the first secure KVM for Display Port, would allow government users to access secure and nonsecure networks using a single monitor.

Close up of an iris scan with a PIV card in the pupil

Smart ID to offer options for iris scanning, on-card fingerprint matching

Updated specifications from NIST for the PIV card now include an option for iris scans in addition to fingerprint authentication and the ability to do on-card matching of fingerprints.

Two hands on keyboard one with black glove indicating hacker

Spy agencies look for tools to automate enforcement of two-man-rule for access

The intell community taps HyTrust to help enforce the two-man rule for administrative access to sensitive information in the cloud in the wake of Snowden's disclosures about domestic spying.

Dell Latitude 10 Enhanced Security

Tablets for government: Dell Latitude 10 Enhanced Security

The Latitude's user authentication features will please admins, but users won't love the limited battery power.

Panda Cloud Systems Management

Panda Security expands antivirus protection for government clouds

The Panda Cloud Systems Management promises to give agencies and service providers control over all software on their networks.

Cipher USB FLE F1 from Addonics Technologies

Cipher provides an easy way to secure USB drives

The Cipher USB FLE from Addonics, which itself looks like a key drive, can encrypt files on any drive or host PC.

Emergency Alert System vulnerability

EAS vulnerability exposes the soft underbelly of firmware

Sensitive keys included in freely available firmware opened the Emergency Alert System to attack, and researchers say the incident could be just the tip of the iceberg.

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.