Cybersecurity

Derived credentials for mobile on the horizon?

A recently announced partnership between MobileIron and Entrust Datacard aims to deliver a derived credential solution by the end of the year.

Cybersecurity

Can users help solve the mobile security disconnect?

Today’s mobile IT environment -- with all of the issues bring-your-own-device policies and shadow IT mobile bring with it -- represents a starkly different world to secure and manage.

Cybersecurity

NIST drafts mobile security guidelines for responder tech

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s reference design would improve interoperability between mobile platforms, applications and identity systems for public safety organizations.

Cybersecurity

Critical infrastructure in the crosshairs

Protecting the infrastructure from attack will require a new way of thinking about critical systems cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity

No such thing as a benign app?

Now that hackers use apps as a front end for their attacks, ‘benign’ no longer means what you think it does.

Cybersecurity

The bad news about bug hunting

The Pentagon's recent pilot program shows just how pervasive the exploitable network vulnerabilities are.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Software-defined perimeter security for cloud-based infrastructures

A recent demonstration tested the viability of using an SDP front end to provide the access between various compute resources located across multiple public clouds.

Cybersecurity

Is predictive analytics really a game changer?

It may be too soon to tell, but predictive analytics offers agencies hope that they can get ahead of the threat rather than just cleaning up after the fact.

Cybersecurity

Prep for next-gen encryption should start yesterday

Because the effort to pull together any kind of quantum-resistant cryptography will be lengthy and complex, the process must start now if those trusted cryptosystems are to be developed in time.

Cybersecurity

Confidence: The secret sauce for security

When neither employers nor workers have confidence in an organization’s ability to protect data, security tools can only provide part of the answer.

Cybersecurity

Government slow to mount defense against APTs

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.

Cybersecurity

How blockchain works

A blockchain-based system marries ironclad trust to a fully auditable sequence of digital events enclosed in a highly secure environment.

Cybersecurity

Secure code before or after sharing?

When agencies release code to open source, should they sanitize it before release or trust to the community to eventually secure it?

Cybersecurity

Can we build quantum-resistant encryption?

New research demonstrating that quantum computing is now just an engineering challenge moves the possibility of encryption-cracking machines to the front burner.

Cybersecurity

Feds want mobile security, except when they don’t

Conflicting messages over mobile devices security sow doubt and confusion.

Cybersecurity

Is SDx the model for IT security?

Software-defined systems could prove the best way to tackle the security problems that otherwise threaten to overwhelm government.

Cybersecurity

Still early days for federal cybersecurity?

While Congress seems to understand the urgency of implementing cybersecurity solutions, critical technology that was recognized as essential years ago still isn’t fully deployed.

Cybersecurity

Heartbleed redux with Secure Shell?

Warning flags have been raised over SSH, which helps manage servers, routers and firewalls and is used to provide privileged access to servers and networks.

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity in 2016: Real change or more of the same?

Despite 2015 providing an embarrassment of cybersecurity breach riches, there’s not much indication that government overall is paying that much more attention to security.

Cybersecurity

Why network resiliency is so hard to get right

Both perimeter defense and effective elimination of threats that have breached the network are key components of a cybersecurity strategy. But what's the right mix?

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