Pending national cyber strategy to feature ‘strong stand’ on quantum cryptography

An Office of the National Cyber Director official discussed the path of transitioning public and private networks to post-quantum cryptographic standards, and emphasizes data inventory in organizations’ efforts to transition cryptographic systems.

The future of quantum security will be encoded in light, researchers hope

Swiss researchers, funded in part by the U.S., are developing a stronger network security countermeasure to combat the potential of a viable quantum computing system.

States enter the quantum race

Chattanooga is leveraging its high-speed fiber for the first commercial quantum network, while Maryland builds a quantum ecosystem.

NIST selects 12 companies for implementing post-quantum cryptography  

Officials leading a standardization effort—based on four winning algorithms—are relying heavily on industry for success.

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.

Are we prepared for quantum-based security?

While 90% of federal respondents to a recent survey said they will be ready to defend against quantum-powered attacks expected in the next two years, they may not fully grasp how much work lies ahead, an expert says.

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.

Federal-grade encryption from the comfort of home

End-to-end encryption gives electronic communication throughout agencies the same level of security and privacy as a face-to-face conversation, especially if the solution has ephemerality baked in.

NIST encryption for quantum defense, IoT security

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is inching closer to developing two new encryption standards designed to defend against new and emerging cybersecurity threats.

Can secure computation balance data privacy and utility?

While legitimate fears about data vulnerability have limited agencies' attempts to share information, some are turning to new cryptographic techniques to protect privacy while data is processed.

Considerations for a successful blockchain pilot

A new report from Deloitte outlines six factors for government agencies interested in starting a blockchain pilot.

Alternative to TIC-based VPN gets FedRAMP approval

Zscaler's Private Access-Government platform allows users to create a trust-to-trust connection that meets the federal government's encryption guidelines and allows traffic to bypass the trusted internet connection mandate.

Crypto crumpling could solve the encryption conundrum

Researchers have found a way to maximize user privacy while still giving governments "exceptional access" to encrypted data.

ONR seeks to speed development of cryptographic software

Galois is creating a suite of tools that will improve the development and testing of new cryptographic algorithms.

Real security requires strong encryption -- even if investigators get blocked

Police without a back door into encryption systems still have several options for obtaining evidence.

Client-side encryption enables Gmail for state users

Maryland used Virtru Pro to ensure email is encrypted before it’s sent, making it compliant with requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and Criminal Justice Information Services.

Can blockchain spark a government services revolution?

The technology that underpins the Bitcoin crytocurrency has the potential to power all sorts of innovative government services.