Cybersecurity

Why so slow to move off SHA-1?

While the private sector is winding down its use of the decades-old algorithm in their products, government is still grinding out SHA-1 certificates.

Cloud & Infrastructure

The growing security threat to virtual systems

Malware innovators are evading automated analysis, forcing agencies to secure virtual machines and networks as completely as other classic IT.

Cloud & Infrastructure

7 tactics for a smooth cloud migration

Before making the jump to the cloud, IT managers need to lay the groundwork, ensuring the right technology and security protocols are in place as well as a complete understanding of the regulatory issues affecting the project.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Oracle Key Vault helps customers manage encryption keys

A new software appliance is designed to manage encryption keys and credential files securely in an enterprise data center.

Cybersecurity

Layer 1 encryption: A step forward for government network security

Already in use among a range of private enterprises and service providers today, Layer 1, 100 gigabit/sec encryption can give government network managers the ability to transport enormous volumes of data in the most secure manner possible.

Cybersecurity

NIST's future without the NSA

Can the standard agency develop effective cryptographic and cybersecurity standards without the help of the National Security Agency?

Cybersecurity

Last call for comments on Keccak encryption

The public will weigh in on NIST's choice of new a secure hash algorithm developed in response to advances in techniques for breaking of federal document encryption standards.

Cybersecurity

High-speed encryption solutions protect data anywhere

SafeNet announced a range of high-speed encryption products to help enterprises protect sensitive data as it moves between data centers and across networks.

Cybersecurity

Navy puzzle challenge blends social media, cryptology

The puzzle, consisting of daily clues posted on Facebook, targeted the cryptology community in an attempt to raise awareness of the Information Dominance Corps.

Cybersecurity

Heartbleed begets headaches in perfecting encryption

New guidelines on improving encryption tools in the wake of the Heartbleed bug offer a range of options for improving encryption, but bigger changes loom down the road.

Cybersecurity

NIST drops crypto algorithm

Comments on trustworthiness of cryptographic keys developed with Dual_EC_DRBG causes the standards agency to recommend against its use.

Cybersecurity

In the wake of Heartbleed, open source software is under scrutiny

Open source software is not inherently more risky than proprietary, but you should be involved if you use it. “If it’s open source and it’s not secure, it’s partly your fault.”

Cybersecurity

New tools link enterprise, perimeter and next-gen security

Point solutions to protect the perimeter of the enterprise are not obsolete, but a new generation of tools is arriving to complement them and provide the awareness needed to defend against new complex and targeted threats.

Cybersecurity

Big data takes on the kill chain

Big data systems can correlate structured and unstructured data to paint a complete picture about an agency’s overall IT health and offer insight into the sophisticated threats.

Cybersecurity

Heartbleed prognosis: Long, laborious discovery, recovery

Described as "one of the scariest bugs I've seen" by a DOD technical analyst, Heartbleed could leave agency systems from enterprise email to Web sites vulnerable to attack.

Cloud & Infrastructure

How to lock down data in use -- and in the cloud

The challenge of securing data in use is attracting cloud encryption solutions from industry heavyweights to cloud security startups.

Cybersecurity

Microsoft offers email encryption from the desktop

Office 365 Message Encryption lets IT managers set the conditions for message encryption.

Cybersecurity

NSA's reported tampering could change how crypto standards are made

NIST has begun a formal review of its processes for developing cryptographic standards in the wake of reports that the NSA, its partner in crypto development, inserted a backdoor into specs for generating crypto keys.

Cybersecurity

Alliance aims to develop spy-proof email

Three months after shuttering their respective encrypted email services, Silent Circle and Lavabit announced an industry coalition to develop an open-source protocol for truly secure email.

Cybersecurity

Keystroke encryption coming for Apple, Android phones

GuardedID, which defends against keylogging and other snooping malware, is being released for mobile devices as a software developers' kit.

X
This website uses cookies to enhance user experience and to analyze performance and traffic on our website. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. Learn More / Do Not Sell My Personal Information
Accept Cookies
X
Cookie Preferences Cookie List

Do Not Sell My Personal Information

When you visit our website, we store cookies on your browser to collect information. The information collected might relate to you, your preferences or your device, and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to and to provide a more personalized web experience. However, you can choose not to allow certain types of cookies, which may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings according to your preference. You cannot opt-out of our First Party Strictly Necessary Cookies as they are deployed in order to ensure the proper functioning of our website (such as prompting the cookie banner and remembering your settings, to log into your account, to redirect you when you log out, etc.). For more information about the First and Third Party Cookies used please follow this link.

Allow All Cookies

Manage Consent Preferences

Strictly Necessary Cookies - Always Active

We do not allow you to opt-out of our certain cookies, as they are necessary to ensure the proper functioning of our website (such as prompting our cookie banner and remembering your privacy choices) and/or to monitor site performance. These cookies are not used in a way that constitutes a “sale” of your data under the CCPA. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not work as intended if you do so. You can usually find these settings in the Options or Preferences menu of your browser. Visit www.allaboutcookies.org to learn more.

Sale of Personal Data, Targeting & Social Media Cookies

Under the California Consumer Privacy Act, you have the right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information to third parties. These cookies collect information for analytics and to personalize your experience with targeted ads. You may exercise your right to opt out of the sale of personal information by using this toggle switch. If you opt out we will not be able to offer you personalised ads and will not hand over your personal information to any third parties. Additionally, you may contact our legal department for further clarification about your rights as a California consumer by using this Exercise My Rights link

If you have enabled privacy controls on your browser (such as a plugin), we have to take that as a valid request to opt-out. Therefore we would not be able to track your activity through the web. This may affect our ability to personalize ads according to your preferences.

Targeting cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Social media cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.

If you want to opt out of all of our lead reports and lists, please submit a privacy request at our Do Not Sell page.

Save Settings
Cookie Preferences Cookie List

Cookie List

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – for our advertising and marketing efforts. More specifically, we use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

We do not allow you to opt-out of our certain cookies, as they are necessary to ensure the proper functioning of our website (such as prompting our cookie banner and remembering your privacy choices) and/or to monitor site performance. These cookies are not used in a way that constitutes a “sale” of your data under the CCPA. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not work as intended if you do so. You can usually find these settings in the Options or Preferences menu of your browser. Visit www.allaboutcookies.org to learn more.

Functional Cookies

We do not allow you to opt-out of our certain cookies, as they are necessary to ensure the proper functioning of our website (such as prompting our cookie banner and remembering your privacy choices) and/or to monitor site performance. These cookies are not used in a way that constitutes a “sale” of your data under the CCPA. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not work as intended if you do so. You can usually find these settings in the Options or Preferences menu of your browser. Visit www.allaboutcookies.org to learn more.

Performance Cookies

We do not allow you to opt-out of our certain cookies, as they are necessary to ensure the proper functioning of our website (such as prompting our cookie banner and remembering your privacy choices) and/or to monitor site performance. These cookies are not used in a way that constitutes a “sale” of your data under the CCPA. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not work as intended if you do so. You can usually find these settings in the Options or Preferences menu of your browser. Visit www.allaboutcookies.org to learn more.

Sale of Personal Data

We also use cookies to personalize your experience on our websites, including by determining the most relevant content and advertisements to show you, and to monitor site traffic and performance, so that we may improve our websites and your experience. You may opt out of our use of such cookies (and the associated “sale” of your Personal Information) by using this toggle switch. You will still see some advertising, regardless of your selection. Because we do not track you across different devices, browsers and GEMG properties, your selection will take effect only on this browser, this device and this website.

Social Media Cookies

We also use cookies to personalize your experience on our websites, including by determining the most relevant content and advertisements to show you, and to monitor site traffic and performance, so that we may improve our websites and your experience. You may opt out of our use of such cookies (and the associated “sale” of your Personal Information) by using this toggle switch. You will still see some advertising, regardless of your selection. Because we do not track you across different devices, browsers and GEMG properties, your selection will take effect only on this browser, this device and this website.

Targeting Cookies

We also use cookies to personalize your experience on our websites, including by determining the most relevant content and advertisements to show you, and to monitor site traffic and performance, so that we may improve our websites and your experience. You may opt out of our use of such cookies (and the associated “sale” of your Personal Information) by using this toggle switch. You will still see some advertising, regardless of your selection. Because we do not track you across different devices, browsers and GEMG properties, your selection will take effect only on this browser, this device and this website.