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In use in-house, company will offer encryption-as-a-service to defense, intell community

Exceptional Software is using CipherCloud to securely move its own CRM and e-mail to the cloud, and plans to offer the technology to its defense and intelligence customers for use in private clouds.

Google drops apps support for IE 8, stranding XPers

Google announced it was discontinuing support for Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Education and Government running on Internet Explorer 8, likely stranding the many XP users in government.

Spot the bot: Identifying robot behavior to defeat DDOS attacks

A new hosted service uses proprietary algorithms to distinguish between human and non-human behavior in Web traffic, which could help stop DDOS attacks before they get going.

How county prepared for DDOS attacks at GOP convention

Concerned about being targeted by denial-of-service attacks while hosting the GOP convention, the Hillsborough County, Fla., Sheriff’s Office turned to security-as-a-service.

Smart cities analyze social media to gauge citizen sentiment

The IBM Social Sentiment Index measures public opintion on key issues and services such as education and transportation, helping city officials to make more informed decisions.

Private sector wary of fed cyber security regs, oversight

A recent survey finds most respondents believe the private sector does not need more government cybersecurity regulations or want NSA or DHS oversight.

What's next in the network: software defined networking

The emerging type of architecture opens up once-closed routers and switches to optimize speed and performance within a network.

It's called 'sparse data,' and it could be a big deal

The small bits of data coming from sensors recording everything from temperature changes to coffee pot use could make a big difference in the way we manage things.

New FISMA looks a lot like old FISMA, survey finds

A recent nCircle survey shows that compliance, not risk, is still the most common security concern for feds.

DARPA lets slip the AlphaDog of war

The improved robotic "pack mule" can carry a lot of gear for soldiers, follow them in the field and even charge their radios.

RIM wants your BlackBerry to be your access badge

HID Global has a service that would let users replace ID credentials and tokens with their BlackBerry phones. Could it work in a government enterprise?

The return of the sneaker net

Bigger bandwidth nearly killed off sneaker nets entirely, but today's gigantic files sizes just might bring them back.

Companies, agencies, still struggling with big data's learning curve

Even as enterprises launch big data initiatives, many face gaps in computing power, analytics and workforce skills, CompTIA survey finds.

EMP attack on power grid could take down DOD systems, experts warn

A worst-case scenario could take out parts of the grid for years, according to some studies, and although equipment exists that can prevent such damage, Congress and the power industry cannot agree on action.

Oil baths: A better way to keep computers cool?

Intel test finds dunking servers in mineral oil can cut power consumption.