Resolving IoT

Resolving IoT 'trust issues'

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is looking for tools to facilitate the security, reliability and privacy of clusters of networked Internet of Things devices.

Boston police walk back social media monitoring plan (Photo by Halfpoint/ShutterStock)

Boston police walk back social media monitoring plan

The Boston Police Department is going back to the drawing board to redefine a system that can help it analyze social media content.

It’s time for unification across federal networks, starting with IT operations and security (Photo by ESB Professional/ShutterStock)

Unification across federal networks starts with IT operations and security

A platform that provides visibility into both IT operations and security will foster the collaboration needed for robust, secure federal networks.

After an attack: How to keep a bad situation from getting worse (Photo by Pressmaster/ShutterStock)

After an attack: How to keep a bad situation from getting worse

Cybersecurity teams must understand what happened during a breach in order to prevent it from happening again.

Cyber, funding and Trump spell uncertainty for state and local IT

Cyber, funding and Trump spell uncertainty for state and local IT

Cybersecurity tops the list of this year’s priorities for state and local tech execs, according to the National Association of State Chief Information Officers and the Public Technology Institute.

How cyber pros can stay on top of their game

How cyber pros can stay on top of their game

Government info-security pros need not only the acumen and the skillset to understand the overarching cybersecurity threats that an agency may face, but also an understanding of the threats targeting the public sector.

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Senator checks on DC Metro IT security

Sen. Mark Warner asks the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority for an update on IT systems security and communications upgrades.

Mobile biometric breathalyzer speeds sobriety testing

Mobile biometric breathalyzer speeds sobriety testing

The devices are increasing the efficiency of Massachusetts’ probation officers monitoring low-risk offenders mandated not to drink alcohol.

5 strategies for addressing cybercrime

5 strategies for addressing cybercrime

Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility, requiring effective public/private partnerships to identify and address threats, vulnerabilities and overall risk.

Election systems get ‘critical infrastructure’ designation

Election systems get ‘critical infrastructure’ designation

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson formally designated state election assets -- including polling places, centralized vote tabulation locations, storage facilities and related information and communications technology -- as U.S. critical infrastructure.

‘Hacktivists’ increasingly target local and state government computers

‘Hacktivists’ increasingly target local and state government computers

State and local agencies must be able to defend against politically motivated attacks that can take websites offline, expose personal information or even knock out utility service.

FTC hacked drones in privacy demo

FTC hacked drones in privacy demo

In a demonstration of security vulnerabilities in popular products, Federal Trade Commission researchers hacked into and took control of consumer-grade drones.


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