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Agencies work to close mobile security, connectivity gaps

The demands of security and connectivity are the two major challenges confronting agencies as they roll out mobile networks, government IT executives say.

SafeNet CN4010 Series encryptor

High-speed encryption solutions protect data anywhere

SafeNet announced a range of high-speed encryption products to help enterprises protect sensitive data as it moves between data centers and across networks.

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Cutting off identity-based fraud at the source

Government could mitigate identity fraud at local motor vehicle departments by instituting authentication solutions backed by a combination of internal and external databases.

DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge

Cyber Grand Challenge aims to speed security automation

With the final co-located with DEF CON, the Challenge will accelerate development of automated network defense systems and encourage the diverse communities now developing computer and network security to work together in new ways.

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.

Man testing ULTRA Vis heads up display at DARPA Demo Day

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.

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.

  • 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.