Getting government approval of a more secure OpenSSL

Getting government approval of a more secure OpenSSL

A much-improved version of the cryptographic building block lacks FIPS 140-2 validation, but SafeLogic is stepping in to change that.

Visual whitelisting software helps secure video chats

Visual whitelisting software helps secure video chats

Software developed by Duke University researchers lets users of camera-equipped devices specify what others can see, preventing inadvertent disclosure of restricted information.

Can blockchain secure health data?

Can blockchain secure health data?

The Department of Health and Human Services is looking for ideas on how blockchain can be used to address privacy, security and scalability challenges of managing electronic health records and resources.

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How to fight security-solution fatigue

Chief information security officers listen to hundreds of company pitches for security tools and solutions every year, a new report finds.

Balancing mobility with security: What government can do

Balancing mobility with security: What government can do

Combining the basics of good IT hygiene with the powerful and unprecedented protection of today’s operating systems and processors ensures that agencies will meet the security demands of the modern, mobile workforce.

Stopping identity fraud in public assistance programs

Stopping identity fraud in public assistance programs

Identity analytics offer a more efficient way to prevent and investigate fraud.

The GCN dig IT Awards: Deadline extended to July 21

The GCN dig IT Awards: Deadline extended to July 21

There's one more week to make your nominations for the GCN dig IT Awards -- so please help us showcase the best examples of discovery and innovation in government IT.

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West Point cadets gain cyber experience in Silicon Valley internships

West Point has partnered with a small Silicon Valley startup to give cadets a chance to learn from network security professionals.

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Digging out hidden malware in San Antonio’s transit system

Even computer systems equipped with recommended cybersecurity technology can't detect all threats, which explains why a cybersecurity startup found malware on San Antonio's mass transit computer systems.

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The GCN dig IT Awards: What makes for a great nomination

The nomination deadline has been extended to July 21 -- here's how to make yours count!

Vermont’s disaster prep exercise includes cyber response

Vermont’s disaster prep exercise includes cyber response

As part of the Vigilant Guard exercise, the Vermont National Guard will provide a cyber exercise range that will simulate an intrusion within a power distribution network.

Data, drones and apps: States debate privacy protections as technology speeds ahead

Data, drones and apps: States debate privacy protections as technology speeds ahead

This year, states have enacted dozens of laws intended to give people greater control over who has access to their private activity and information, including where and how it is collected, stored, shared and used.


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