6 ways for software developers to build security into new applications

6 ways to build in security

The cost and technical challenge of adding security to complex systems after the fact are prohibitive. Here are some steps developers and managers can take to build security into new software applications.

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Follow malware's tracks to thwart cyber attacks

Government agencies need visibility along the full attack continuum – from point of entry, through propagation and post-infection remediation.

secure government websites

Government fares poorly in Web site security audit

In an annual evaluation of website security by the Online Trust Association, the most heavily trafficked .gov and .mil Web sites generally got poor marks, except for their deployment of DNSSEC.

Cybersecurity of medical devices like pacemakers

CyberRX preps health care community for cyberattack

A cybersecurity exercise by HHS and the health care community produces better security.

RFID and NFC enabled government identification

The future of government ID cards

Employee IDs cards are incorporating some relatively mature technologies that increase the level of interaction and tracking potential.

Device authentication tool helps detect tax fraudsters

Experian's Tax Return Analysis Platform goes beyond identity verification to offer device-proofing, catching fraud before refunds are processed.

Security for the Internet of things by securing systems embedded in hardware

U.C. San Diego researchers build tool to help secure IoT

A group of computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have developed a tool that lets designers and system builders test embedded hardware security, a first in the field.

Cybersecurity key at Department of Heath and Human Services

HHS and health care sector expand cybersecurity info sharing

The Computer Security Incident Response Center, the centerpiece of HHS's cybersecurity program, helps provide situational awareness across the enterprise and strengthens functional relationships within the health care community that it oversees to help improve security.

A Science DMZ protects research data on a high-performance network

Science DMZ: faster, more secure high-performance computing

Built near the network perimeter, a Science DMZ is a portion of the network optimized for high-performance scientific applications rather than for general-purpose business systems.

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Homeland Security tops FISMA scorecard. How do they do it?

The Department of Homeland Security earns top scores in FISMA compliance, thanks in part to the continuous monitoring program built by the department's Office of Inspector General.

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Software streamlines compliance reporting

Delphix Compliance Engine helps agencies meet changing security and compliance regulations.

digital fingerprints discovered with mobile forensics

Mobile forensics tools hammer out evidence

Proprietary and open source forensic tools are helping law enforcement extract evidence from mobile devices and even recover data that has been deleted.

Topic Resources

  • Big Data Integration and Analytics for Cyber Security

    Conventional methods for mitigating cyber-attacks are no longer sufficient. Big data analytics — along with an advanced, more strategic approach to network security — is needed to disrupt adversary tools and techniques, and render them ineffective.

  • Stepping Up the Battle Against Advanced Threats

    Cyber-attackers continuously develop sophisticated tactics and evasion techniques to bypass the latest protection methods, requiring the security industry to find a different approach to malware protection. Read this whitepaper to learn where the traditional cybersecurity measures fall short and how your agency can adopt a new approach to defend against advanced threats.