Could future breaches stem from such non-obvious sources as police body cameras or device components?
While other aspects of IT security have been ratcheted up over the years, mobile security has proven a much tougher nut to crack and has lagged in the race for attention and funding.
Musings on recent news on the government cybersecurity front.
The recent Government Accountability Office’s report indicates that government seems to be backsliding on many of its commitments to IT security.
Cybersecurity is just one of many competing issues agency IT managers must juggle.
Are spear phishing awareness and cyber hygiene training just one more compliance box for agencies to check?
Employees who use personal devices outside agency parameters expose agency networks to hosts of mobile malware.
The security features should help the desktop OS stay relevant and make the mobile ecosystem more like iOS or Android.
While agencies acknowledge the risks and expense of continuing to run Windows XP, killing off the entrenched operating system is taking longer than anticipated.
Most of the exposures came from agency contractor or business partner sites or from employees using their government email accounts to register for web-based services, according to security threat analyst Recorded Future.