A recent report painted a curious picture of the state of federal government’s cybersecurity stance a year after the attack on the Office of Personnel Management, and its massive breach of government employee data, was revealed.
Posted by Brian Robinson on May 20, 2016 at 8:30 AM2 comments
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is getting nervous about quantum computers and what they might mean for the cryptographic systems that protect both public and private data. Once seen as far off -- if not borderline science fiction -- quantum computing now seems a much closer reality.
Posted by Brian Robinson on May 06, 2016 at 2:08 PM2 comments
Talk about security these days often focuses on technology -- the tools agencies can deploy to keep intruders out of their networks and systems or, if they do get in, to mitigate the damage from those intrusions. Very little discussion is spent on users and how important they are to that security.
Posted by Brian Robinson on Apr 22, 2016 at 6:03 AM0 comments
That advanced persistent threats are now the biggest cybersecurity problem government agencies face will not be news to many people. What may still be surprising, however, is just how long this problem has existed. The FBI believes at least one group of hackers has been using APTs against government agencies for at least the past five years -- and possibly much longer.
Posted by Brian Robinson on Apr 11, 2016 at 11:49 AM2 comments