Juniper Networks updates software in wake of security flaws

Juniper Networks updates software in wake of security flaws

Juniper Networks responded to the finding of “unauthorized code” in its firewall operating system with a complete replacement of its original controversial random number generator, Dual_EC.

Feds back off on Real ID

Feds back off on Real ID

The federal government is backing off its demand that states bring their driver’s licenses and state ID cards to federal standards or see their residents face greater hassles at airports.

Cybersecurity underfunded, industry tells Congress

Cybersecurity underfunded, industry tells Congress

Agency IT managers who believe they do not have the resources to adequately fight cybersecurity threats got some backing from private-sector experts who voiced the same concerns to legislators.

DHS seeks student cyber volunteers

DHS seeks student cyber volunteers

The Department of Homeland Security is accepting applications for its Secretary’s Honors Program Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative.

Derived credentials: Enabling secure mobile access in the field

Derived credentials: Enabling secure mobile access in the field

A derived credentials policy could be applied not just to devices but to specific apps that require a greater level of assurance.

Online collaboration technologies may be exposing more than realized

Online collaboration technologies may be exposing more than realized

Sophisticated and determined adversaries can take advantage of security weaknesses in online meeting services to obtain access to agency networks and data.

DHS to start Real ID Act enforcement at airports

DHS to start Real ID Act enforcement at airports

New urgency for state driver's license systems, as air travelers from non-compliant states may soon need new forms of identification to fly.

As Microsoft support winds down, security risks ratchet up

As Microsoft support winds down, security risks ratchet up

Security risks will increase when Microsoft stops issuing security patches for some older Internet Explorer browser versions as well as some .NET Framework 4 versions. In April of this year, SQL Server 2005 also will lose extended support.

Forward facing security by remembering the past

Forward-facing security by remembering the past

Looking forward to newer, smarter technologies is not always the most effective strategy for delivering an efficient, nimble and resilient security program. The best advice often is to properly implement the tools and technologies that have been available for years.

Idaho unwraps digital wallet

Idaho unwraps digital wallet

The Idaho Department of Agriculture is first agency to deploy the eGovExpress Digital Wallet that consolidates a user’s payment information into one password-protected online account.

Another VA headache: Privacy violations rising at veterans’ medical facilities

Another VA headache: Privacy violations rising at veterans’ medical facilities

Deceased vets’ data has been sent to the wrong widows. Employees have snooped on the records of patients who’ve committed suicide. And whistleblowers say their own medical privacy has been violated. In response, the VA says patient privacy is a priority.

Legacy voting machines ripe for tampering, breakdowns

Legacy voting machines ripe for tampering, breakdowns

As the nation prepares for the next presidential election, its voting machines are in need of a serious update.

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