Transport Layer Security

Agencies must update to newer versions of Transport Layer Security

New guidance from NIST for using TLS in government applications requires later versions of the protocol because of vulnerabilities in version 1.0.

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What to look for in social malware defense

NSS Labs study found little difference in the performance of five popular enterprise products designed to protect against socially engineered malware, such as fake system upgrades and anti-virus offers.

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In virtual town of Alphaville, students prep for cyber sieges

Alphaville is part of the Michigan Cyber Range, a network and classroom training environment designed to prepare IT managers on cybersecurity attacks and defenses.

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NIST drops crypto algorithm

Comments on trustworthiness of cryptographic keys developed with Dual_EC_DRBG causes the standards agency to recommend against its use.

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Most secure Web programming language? It depends.

Whether a website was built with new or legacy programming languages, the security risk is about the same, according to a new website security report.

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Insider threats add pressure for real-time fixes to workforce risks

The Snowden and Wikileaks affairs, as well as potential threats from other insiders, has ratcheted up the urgency for a near-real-time analytic approach to government insider workforce risks.

New tools link enterprise, perimeter and next-gen security

Point solutions to protect the perimeter of the enterprise are not obsolete, but a new generation of tools is arriving to complement them and provide the awareness needed to defend against new complex and targeted threats.

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Big data takes on the kill chain

Big data systems can correlate structured and unstructured data to paint a complete picture about an agency’s overall IT health and offer insight into the sophisticated threats.

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Cloud service simplifies certificate management, credentialing

Entrust IdentityGuard cloud-based console simplifies management of SSL, PKI, certificate discovery, device certificates and credentialing.

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Heartbleed prognosis: Long, laborious discovery, recovery

Described as "one of the scariest bugs I've seen" by a DOD technical analyst, Heartbleed could leave agency systems from enterprise email to Web sites vulnerable to attack.

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ID resolution software helps thwart fraud rings

FICO's 50+ algorithms scour multiple data sources to help defeat criminal rings that perpetrate money laundering, insider fraud and other crimes.

Credential management

Government's credential exchange to go live soon

The Federal Cloud Credential Exchange, hosted by the Postal Service, is expected to be in operation this spring, providing a cloud-based identity hub for agencies.

Topic Resources

  • Update on Assessment & Authorization (A&A) Processes for Cross Domain Solutions

    As introduced in our latest certification and accreditation (C&A) basics webcast (“Navigating Certification & Accreditation – A Primer) C&A terminology is transitioning to assessment and authorization (A&A). See the associated white paper “From C&A to A&A – The RMF Shoe Has Dropped.” Continuing the transition discussion, Raytheon Cyber Products and Steve Welke are pleased to present a webcast updating the latest information on A&A processes for cross domain, multilevel security solutions. Join Steve Welke, an A&A industry expert, as he discusses the A&A principles, requirements and processes.

  • 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.

  • IBM i2 National Security and Defense Intelligence Demo

    In this video IBM Product Manager James Vincent presents an overview and demo of IBM® i2® National Security and Defense Intelligence—a cost effective information exploitation solution that provides data acquisition, multi-faceted intelligence analysis and multi-agency and partner collaboration features.

  • 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.