Attacks on the domain name systems are on the rise and can cripple an agency’s network.
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.
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.
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.
The Department of Homeland Security is accepting applications for its Secretary’s Honors Program Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative.
A derived credentials policy could be applied not just to devices but to specific apps that require a greater level of assurance.
Sophisticated and determined adversaries can take advantage of security weaknesses in online meeting services to obtain access to agency networks and data.
New urgency for state driver's license systems, as air travelers from non-compliant states may soon need new forms of identification to fly.
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.
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.
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.
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.