biometrics

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.

encryption

Microsoft offers email encryption from the desktop

Office 365 Message Encryption lets IT managers set the conditions for message encryption.

cybersecurity

NSA, universities push to establish cybersecurity as a science

The National Security Agency is sponsoring a competition for the best paper on cybersecurity, part of an effort to promote the practice as a science.

Continuous monitoring

5 elements of a successful CMaaS program

A continuous monitoring-as-a-service approach gives agencies access to the services necessary to design, implement and maintain a monitoring program.

smartphone ID

Can derived credentials turn a phone into an ID manager?

The federal government has been testing derived credentials for smartphone-based remote authentication, but making the plan work is proving to be tricky.

monitor

Got your security monitoring game in gear?

Requirements from OMB for Information Security Continuous Monitoring set a Feb. 28 deadline for agencies to prepare formal plans that include a transition to standardized technology and automated feeds to a yet-to-be-developed government dashboard.

encryption

A single console for managing full disk encryption headaches

The latest release of Sophos SafeGuard Encryption adds central management of full disk encryption built into Windows and Apple operating systems to its toolkit.

intellsharing

Social platform for sharing cyberthreat intell goes live

IID's ActiveTrust threat sharing platform combines social networking with binding contracts to create a secure environment in which agencies and enterprises feel comfortable sharing information about cyberthreats.

hardware secured smartphone

Hardware-based mobile security market heats up

The market for hardware-rooted security for mobile devices is on the rise as anti-virus and other traditional software methods fail to meet tougher requirements from government and security-sensitive businesses.

Jefferson County

IP video surveillance puts more 'eyes' on waterway traffic

A vast traffic-monitoring network has been deployed to make sure that all can safely navigate the waters with minimal interference.

Cirrus

NCS Technologies to debut zero-client laptop for government

The more secure laptop could also reduce costs, improve energy efficiency and ease deployment and administration.

mobile security

Intrusion detection app 'trained' to spot malicious behavior

Mobile security company Zimperium releases an Intrusion Protection System app that uses artificial intelligence to recognize and block malicious behavior.

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.