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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.

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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.

Topic Resources

  • Advanced Threats and Big Data: The New Cybersecurity Landscape

    So often in our organizations, information silos keep us from sharing data and communicating the right information at the right time to stop advanced threats. Hear why a big data solution is an important part of a defense against advanced threats and ideas about what data sources are required across the organization for this analysis to combat these attacks.

  • The STAND: Cybersecurity

    Advanced persistent threats. Zero-day attacks. Insider threats. Cybersecurity experts say that if IT leaders are not concerned about the ongoing evolution of the cyber landscape, it just means they are not paying enough attention. The problem is that these and other emerging cyber tactics are designed to evade traditional cyber defenses and escape detection until it’s too late. The good news is it’s not a lost cause. In this special report, two subject matter experts discuss cybersecurity technologies and strategies that can help agencies defend their systems and data against the latest cyber threats, today and into the future.

  • Beyond the Next Generation: Meeting the Converging Demands of Network Security

    A number of network security technologies have arisen that claim to be the "next generation" of network defense - but what does this concept actually mean? How is the threat landscape changing the way we think about and deploy network security solutions? Scott Crawford, Managing Research Director, Security and Risk Management at EMA Research provides insight into what we can expect in the area of network security and how to leverage new technologies to meet today's security challenges in light of other considerations such as overall complexity and performance.

  • Extending Security Intelligence with Big Data Solutions

    Security intelligence solution from IBM help organizations address the most vexing security challenges, including advanced persistent threats, fraud and insider threats. The solution enables security analysts to extend analysis well beyond typical security data using real-time correlation for continuous insight, custom analytics, and forensic capabilities for evidence gathering