Security / Cybersecurity


NIST tests accuracy in iris recognition for identification

Report quantifies accuracy, speed in iris-recognition algorithms.

FedRAMP comes fraught with challenges

Agency CIOs acknowledge cloud fears, but look to FedRAMP to alleviate some of the concerns. However, FedRAMP poses some difficulties of its own.

White House cyber czar launching war on botnets

A new White House-led working group will develop policies and strategies to fight botnets.

Bring your device, but don't forget security

A new survey finds that BYOD can expose agencies to security risks in a big way.

Cybersecurity reboot: Two game-changing ideas

Some say making IT systems a moving target to hackers and centralizing cybersecurity policy will turn around current flawed approaches.

FISMA noncompliance leaves VA vulnerable

Audit finds Veterans Affairs Department has made strides, but is still not meeting FISMA directives with its information security program.

Is mobile security a losing game?

The government faces a new technology threat in mobile security.

CBP snafu exposes proprietary information

Customs and Border Protection took down documents included in a solicitation for the "virtual border fence" project that may have included proprietary contractor information.

DOD’s IT strategy implementation critical to tactical operations

DOD's move to the next generation of defense IT is more important than ever, says deputy DOD CIO Rob Carey.

Cloud computing's next step

Agencies and vendors need common definitions, performance metrics and security controls, say panelists at the FOSE 2012 conference.

Full-range arsenal, portfolio approach necessary for cyber defense

A multi-layered approach, from deterrents to retaliation, is critical to defending networks, according to a panel of cybersecurity experts at FOSE.

Innovation leadership makes US a cyber target

One former NSA official says both government and industry organizations need to improve the security of their intellectual capital.

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: grid security, agile development, BYOD and more!

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