Washington state Chief Privacy Officer Alex Alben

Washington shines a spotlight on privacy

Washington state Chief Privacy Officer Alex Alben is helping agencies become more sensitive to privacy concerns surrounding state residents' personal information.

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7 tips for building an API-secure architecture

An API gateway gives agencies a way to address security challenges specific to data and applications that require open, public access.

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Countering the mobile phishing challenge

Mobile endpoint security solutions can help agencies protect government networks from sophisticated phishing attacks targeting employees' devices.

What the U.K. Government Digital Service learned about permissions

Login.gov hits 5 million users

The single sign-on portal is helping make government services and applications easier and more secure for the public to access.

NIST starts down road toward IoT encryption

Before it can solicit encryption algorithms for internet-of-things devices, the National Institute of Standards and Technology wants comments on the best way to design criteria to evaluate those new encryption standards.

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A cybersecurity credit score

The score provides device-level vulnerability insight for patch prioritization and can facilitate communication with less tech-savvy execs.

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Local police turn to feds for crime-solving tech

For encryption-cracking solutions and DNA analysis, state and local law enforcement offices are looking for help from federal agencies with deeper pockets and research capabilities.

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National Guard team builds open-source cyber toolkit

The Missouri National Guard Cyber Team's RockNSM platform gives cyber incident response teams insights into attempted breaches and overall network health.

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Committee urges broader election security protections

The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is calling for states to protect voter registration databases, assess voting machines for risk and deploy better detection technology across their election infrastructure.

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NIST updates Risk Management Framework

The draft version of the Risk Management Framework highlights the interdependence of IT security and privacy protection.

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Agencies grow to trust the cloud, but still must verify

Although the cloud has demonstrated its utility, agility and scalability, federal execs underscore the importance of security.

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Securing the public cloud with HSM as a service

While traditional hardware security modules may have proved difficult to deploy in the public cloud, HSMaaS solutions offer data security and management at cloud scale.

Topic Resources

  • Security in the Cloud: Moving Beyond Compliance

    Creating a fully compliant cloud-based system is hard enough, but even that doesn’t go far enough to ensure security. As federal agencies are migrating to the cloud, some are learning best methods for creating a cloud-based security model they can trust...

  • IT Consolidation: What's Next for Government Modernization Initiatives?

    IT consolidation has been a high-priority federal initiative for years. While the value is clear, it’s critical for federal IT pros to understand a key piece of the equation: to realize the full value, agencies must also consolidate their ITOM tools.

  • Case Study: City of Fayetteville

    What if you could find out what animals needed attention at the animal shelter, which sporting equipment was used most frequently in the city gym, which parking garage spaces were available most often, and when traffic was the busiest around city hall — all in a matter of minutes, from anywhere? Although this may sound futuristic, government organizations, like the city of Fayetteville, are already using technology to solve for these questions, and much more.


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