Navy Project Architeuthis crypto puzzle

Navy puzzle challenge blends social media, cryptology

The puzzle, consisting of daily clues posted on Facebook, targeted the cryptology community in an attempt to raise awareness of the Information Dominance Corps.

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HP offers secure, private cloud for government

New single-tenant, managed private cloud offering handles mission-critical workloads with agility and control.

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HSPD-12: Is government's glass half full or half empty?

The recent success of the Census Bureau in setting up an HSPD-12 based identity management system shows the federal government is poised to meet next-generation smart card standards.

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DARPA shows 100+ projects at Demo Day

The all-day event showcased the wide array of DARPA projects addressing national security challenges posed by the information revolution and the availability of sophisticated information technologies.

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Top 6 vulnerabilities found via penetration tests

Agency IT managers can often easily address the common vulnerabilities uncovered by penetration testing.

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IRS trains devs to build in security from the start

Code analysts at the IRS are stepping in to help train software developers and project managers to make their software more secure from the beginning of the coding process.

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Info sharing improves security, slows effects of brain drain

A panel of public and private sector technology leaders says sharing information is key to both improving cybersecurity and to replacing the expertise being lost with the flood of IT workers retiring from government.

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Worried about security? Beware the mosaic effect

Open data increases the possibilities that individual data sets can be combined and analyzed to reveal private or secure information.

Cyber threats created by Edward Snowden

Cyber threats are spreading, becoming more dangerous

"We have to assume that the sophistication and the prevalence of threats are going to grow," former White House Security advisor Tom Donilon told the FOSE audience.

Attendees at FOSE conference

FOSE 2014 spotlights trends, tactics that drive agency efficiency

With 60 sessions over three days, FOSE 2014 promises a balance of technology and policy designed to give agency managers a view of where IT is trending in government.

Hybrid cloud increases security

How government can securely leverage cloud environments

The choice for many agencies is not public or private clouds, but rather a blend of the two approaches – often referred to as a hybrid cloud – where Internet-based applications provide information into a system that sits inside agency firewalls.

E-filing of tax returns

New tools for combating income tax refund fraud

Agencies can combat income tax refund fraud with authentication tools that fit into existing evaluation processes.

Topic Resources

  • Increase Data Security through Your Print Solution

    You’ve consolidated your desktops with virtualization and moved your data to the cloud. What else can you do to obtain additional costs savings and increase security while keeping your network flexible? Connect print and digital information from across your organization with the people who need it, exactly when they need it. Join this webcast to learn how security software and printing solutions work together to eliminate extraneous printers at multiple sensitivity levels, allowing organizations to recognize significant savings from reduced hardware, space, power, support and supplies.

  • Continuous Monitoring: Elevating Cybersecurity in State and Local Government

    State and local agencies are not required to comply with federal policies related to continuous monitoring and NIST's Cybersecurity Framework, but they would be better off if they did. Whether it is required or not, the concept of continuous monitoring has been proven to raise the level of cybersecurity when implemented appropriately and with the right tools. Join this webcast to learn more about how your agency could benefit from continuous monitoring and NIST guidance.

  • All About Self-Encrypting Drives

    With data security risks on the rise, an influx of government mandates and regulations for securing data have been implemented and are becoming the norm. Eliminating exposure of private data is now simply viewed as a mandatory and sound business practice. To avoid the high costs associated with these types of data compromises, organizations must put in place a comprehensive security strategy. Read this whitepaper to learn how self-encryption is achieving this initiative.

  • 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.