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.

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State pilots test ID management for online services

Michigan and Pennsylvania are testing identity proofing and enabling federated use of secure credentials for online access to government services.

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Better late than never: 5 steps to mitigating XP risks

Even without Microsoft support, agencies can mitigate (but not eliminate) security risks to lingering XP users.

Transportation Security Operations Center

Infrastructure maintenance takes largest piece of DHS IT spending pie

Much of the focus at the Department of Homeland Security has been on improving data sharing among agencies, according to IDC Government Insights.

social media security threats

Agencies can get relief from social-launched attacks

Analytics software identifies threats to agencies from hackers who use social media sites to launch attacks.

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Microsoft preps its government cloud

Microsoft aims to make its government-centric cloud as close to the commercial version of Azure as possible, while offering security assurances such as the FedRAMP seal of approval.

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When everybody lies: Voice-stress analysis tackles lie detection

Voice-stress analysis can help agencies assess a variety of human risk factors. But so far no technology is 100 percent accurate or foolproof.

securing data in use in the cloud

How to lock down data in use -- and in the cloud

The challenge of securing data in use is attracting cloud encryption solutions from industry heavyweights to cloud security startups.

digital surveillance

System to continuously scan behavior of cleared workers

U.S. intelligence agencies are planning to thwart insider threats with a system for automated, continuous monitoring of the background and behavior of government workers with secret clearances.

Isolate XP computers from the network

Microsoft ends support for XP next month. Are you ready?

As Microsoft ends support of Windows XP in April, here are steps to prepare for transitioning to a new OS.

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Is the cloud the next stop for enterprise risk management?

Cloud-based governance, risk and compliance solutions are a logical step for agencies that need to address new rules, consolidate systems and serve their mobile workforce.

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DOD mulls future of troubled automated biometric ID system

The upgrade path of the Defense Department’s Automated Biometrics Identification system remains unclear as the Army confronts test failures and future IT roadblocks.

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.

  • Continuous Monitoring to Achieve Cybersecurity

    As the cyber threat landscape evolves, security methods and tools need to change, too. In this Digital Dialogue, Ken Durbin, manager of Continuous Monitoring Practice at Symantec, explains how the undefined boundaries of the modern IT infrastructure necessitate the deployment of continuous monitoring solutions.