Swimlane launches automated security operations management platform

Swimlane launches automated security operations platform

With its data-driven automation and orchestration, Swimlane manages alerts, increases situational awareness and remediates threats.

DNI offers roadmap for national security data sharing

Agencies get roadmap for security data sharing

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s Information Sharing Environment released best practices for data sharing in pursuing national security threats.

open source components not always secure

How secure are your open source-based systems?

Software developers often assume that open source components in their supply chain are reliable – but assumptions like were behind the Heartbleed exploit. Here are ways to lock down your open source projects.

Firms combine mobile dev, code analysis for agency apps

Mobile dev, code analysis tool debuts for DOD, intell agencies

CACI, Appcelerator join forces in developing a tool to help agencies develop and release secure apps on schedule and within budget.

Focus on security obscures rise of ‘shadow IT’

Focus on security obscures rise of ‘shadow IT’

The Cloud Security Alliance survey finds more employees are empowered to use cloud-based applications – without IT department oversight.

5 trends that will drive IT management in 2015

5 trends that will drive IT management in 2015

2015 is shaping up as a year when data analytics, ubiquitous video, and cyber forensics will force government IT managers to make decisions about how they deploy their resources.

2015 mobility mantra: manage data, not devices

2015 mobility mantra: manage data, not devices

Government mobility managers are racing to stay ahead of the proliferation of mobile devices with strategies that focus on data and applications rather than devices themselves.

relevance of antivirus software

Is antivirus software still relevant?

No matter how useful antivirus software can be, its drawbacks are causing information security professionals to take a second look at antivirus protection – and the alternatives.

Michigan builds identity proofing pilot program

Michigan builds identity proofing pilot

An automated multi-step identity authentication portal aims to cut down on fraud and waste by confirming the identity of clients at the time they are applying for benefits.

In 2015, a convergence of agency IT security and operations

In 2015, agency IT security and operations converge

The new year will see a convergence of IT security and operations, as agencies spread responsibilities across IT departments and security tools become integrated into software lifecycles earlier .

Privacy accessories for the secure and stylish

Privacy wearables and accessories for the secure – and stylish

After the wakeup call from the Sony hack, people inside and outside of government are taking a harder look at protecting their personal information – and vendors are ready with solutions from stylish privacy accessories to secure communications ecosystems.

Best practices for emergency preparedness

'Tis the season for emergency preparedness

Before the weather gets frightful – increasing the chances that you may experience significant system downtime – make sure you have a plan in place and follow these best practices.