Cybersecurity

Verifying identity is the foundation of cybersecurity, state CSO says

Delaware’s security program aims to “walk alongside the user” as constituents access services and employees conduct business.

Cybersecurity

Authentication considerations for state and local governments

Multifactor authentication adds a layer of security to accessing accounts but agencies should know the differences between methods.

Cybersecurity

IRS backs away from facial recognition technology

The move comes after a letter from Senate Finance Committee chair Sen. Ron Wyden urged the tax agency to end a controversial contract with ID.me that requires taxpayers to submit biometric data to file tax returns online.

Cybersecurity

As IRS grapples with ID.me, what's next for Login.gov?

The tax agency is in the hot seat with Congress and privacy advocates because it's asking citizens for a selfie to verify their identity with a private-sector service to file taxes online, but why won't the IRS use the government's homegrown ID system?

Cybersecurity

Agencies still rely on username-password for access management

Even though more secure identity access management solutions exist, 86% of federal, state and local government respondents said that usernames and passwords are their most-used authentication method, according to a recent survey.

Cybersecurity

Ohio adopts single sign-on for unemployment claims

The OH|ID gives users a trusted identity they can use for unemployment benefits, while offering state agencies enterprise-level identity proofing services.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Tech woes and fraud top the list of unemployment system issues

A new report from a special Pandemic Response Accountability Committee delves into the issues surrounding UI during COVID-19.

Cybersecurity

When multifactor authentication for data security isn’t enough

Pre-boot authentication denies an attacker access to even a single data point – a viable option for federal agencies and critical infrastructure organizations securing data at rest.

Cybersecurity

When people become data records, ‘low-resolution’ citizens struggle

When identity-authenticating systems are unevenly implemented, people whose identifying data contains errors or inconsistencies struggle to access connected government services.

Cybersecurity

Scaling up secure, single sign-on

With nearly $187 million in Technology Modernization Fund investment, GSA will increase Login.gov’s cybersecurity for current and future users, add equitable identity verification and in-person options for vulnerable populations and make it easier for agencies to provide Login.gov to more citizens.

Cybersecurity

How transit-based IDs open the door for digital citizenship programs

By reshaping their digital tools, beginning with transportation-based identity systems, cities can create new ways for residents to interact with the urban environment around them.

Cybersecurity

PIV encryption: The solution to federal email insecurity

Personal identity verification credentials and encryption enable strong identity verification and end-to-end encryption, ensuring that only the intended recipient can read encrypted emails and attachments.

Cybersecurity

How government can protect against CARES Act scammers

Identity proofing will ensure that relief funds get delivered quickly and accurately and that fraud prevention doesn’t put a burden on the user experience.

Cybersecurity

Solving identity management a 'game changer' for agencies

The General Services Administration wants an identity management framework that can be used across the federal government.

Cybersecurity

Credentialing private-sector emergency workers

The Corporate Emergency Access System makes it easier to verify that someone claiming to be essential company personnel is in fact essential.

Cybersecurity

ID validation on the fly for emergency response

A new solution dynamically vets and authorizes first responders and their devices so they can access and share information when they are participating in incidents outside their home jurisdiction.

Cybersecurity

TSA agents to warn travelers on Real ID deadline

Transportation Security Administration agents at airports will warn travelers without Real ID-compliant driver’s licenses that they have just 13 months to get one.

Cybersecurity

Facial recognition software prompts privacy, racism concerns in cities and states

Amid privacy concerns and recent research showing racial disparities in the accuracy of facial recognition technology, some city and state officials are proposing to limit its use.

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