Arizona and Illinois election systems targeted by foreign hackers

Arizona and Illinois election systems targeted by foreign hackers

The hack that took data on 200,000 registered voters in Illinois and another that penetrated an Arizona election system are suspected to have originated in Russia.

Announcing the Dig IT Award finalists

Learn more about the Dig IT finalists

The GCN Dig IT Awards celebrate discovery and innovation in government IT -- the cutting-edge technology and creative implementations that are supporting critical missions at all levels of the public sector.

Partnership aims for end-to-end security for Surface devices

Partnership aims for end-to-end security for Surface devices

Booz Allen Hamilton will be working with Microsoft to develop a single dockable product that workers can use like a desktop or or mobile device without losing any compute power or security.

Cyber exec: States should prep for ransomware attacks

Cyber exec: States should prep for ransomware attacks

As incidents of ransomware increase, states should eliminate easy targets and patch systems.

Securing voice in an IP environment

Securing voice in an IP environment

As agencies migrate their voice networks to internet-based platforms, session border controllers can provide additional security in unified communications.

Can endpoint security stop ransomware attacks?

Can endpoint security stop ransomware attacks?

Unlike antivirus protection, which only identifies specific signatures, advanced endpoint security provides real-time analysis of file movement and behavior across a whole network.

Dig IT Award Finalists:  Cybersecurity

Announcing the Dig IT Award Finalists: Cybersecurity

As the scope and sophistication of cyberattacks continue to grow, agencies are deploying ever more innovative defenses.

Federal BYOD: The mobile security conundrum

Federal BYOD: The mobile security conundrum

Although there are inherent risks to increasing the number of personal mobile devices connected to government networks, the benefits are too good to ignore.

DHS offers states help with voting systems security

DHS offers states help with voting systems security

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is conferring with state and local governments about the cybersecurity of voting systems.

DHS funds small biz cyber R&D

DHS funds small biz cyber R&D

Thirteen companies received $1.3 million in funding to develop new cybersecurity measures and technologies.

Enterprise mobile security tools may not protect BYOD

Enterprise mobile security tools may not protect BYOD

In a Black Hat presentation, a security consultant explained how existing EMS solutions could often be ineffective, even on standard, non-jailbroken personal devices.

IARPA looks to reinvent the virtual desktop

IARPA looks to reinvent the virtual desktop

The Intelligence Community's research agency is exploring the use of role-based virtual environments to enhance security.

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