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Cross-agency priorities give cyber an in with non-IT officials

White House senior director for cybersecurity Andy Ozment said budget folks are getting a better understanding of why cybersecurity is important thanks to the administration's high- priority governmentwide goals. NIST also is helping push the cross-agency goals forward from a technical perspective.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Donna Dodson , NIST , Andy Ozment , White House , continuous monitoring , Trusted Internet Connections , Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board , cross-agency goals , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/12/2012, 05:16am EDT

Agencies finally figuring out how HSPD-12 cards can improve security

More than eight years after the White House issued Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 requiring the issuance of secure identity cards, governmentwide and agency-specific initiatives provide hope the smart cards can be more than "glorified ID cards." NIST and GSA are developing an identity exchange in the cloud. DHS and IRS are putting their cards to use at a local level for both building and computer access.

Tags: technology , acquisition , identity management , Tom McCarty , DHS , Kshemendra Paul , Information Sharing Environment , Sharon James , IRS , Naomi Lefkovitz , NIST , cloud computing , information sharing , back-end attribute exchange , GSA , PortfolioStat , AFCEA Bethesda , ACT-IAC , standards based acquisition model , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/11/2012, 06:01am EDT
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DHS cultivates cyber workforce, tools

The agency is changing its approach to the Einstein tool to keep up with the changing technology. Mark Weatherford, under secretary for cybersecurity, said on Agency of the Month that DHS is helping agencies be more proactive in defending their networks. He isn't worried about the turnover in his office.

Tags: DHS , cybersecurity , budget , Chris Cummiskey , Mark Weatherford , NPPD , management , Agency of the Month , St. Elizabeth , technology , workforce , Eisnstein , Jason Miller , In Depth

Monday - 09/24/2012, 03:51pm EDT
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Commerce facing additional challenge with HSPD-12

The department is trying to figure out the best way to manage the cards of contract employees after they leave the department. Every agency using a managed service provider for secure identity card issuance faces a similar challenge. Commerce also is working on integrating physical and logical access systems.

Tags: technology , Commerce , Mike Maraya , OMB , identity management , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 05:09am EDT
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NIST issuing ID cards for testing

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is making it easier for agencies to test the use of logical access control for applications.

Tags: NIST , Cybersecurity Update , technology , smart card , Federal Drive

Monday - 08/06/2012, 07:35am EDT

DHS Blue Teams bear out agency compliance with cybersecurity rules

The agency turns to teams of experts to review how departments are meeting the Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) initiative. DHS plans to expand the use of Blue Teams to the implementation of continuous monitoring and two-factor authentication under Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12.

Tags: technology , DHS , Don Benack , cybersecurity , TIC , continuous monitoring , Blue Teaming , Jason Miller

Monday - 07/16/2012, 05:25am EDT
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NIST adds mobile flavor to revised draft HSPD-12 guidance

The agency will hold a workshop July 25 to review the second draft of FIPS 201-2.

Tags: technology , NIST , secure identity management , mobile , Jason Miller

Monday - 07/09/2012, 03:09pm EDT

Agencies struggle to grasp mobile cybersecurity

NIST, DHS experts say protecting smartphones and tablets shouldn't be any different than securing typical desktop or laptop computers. DHS will release mobile security reference architecture to help agencies understand common concepts. NIST is updating security control guide with 250 new requirements, including mobile controls.

Tags: technology , mobile computing , Sean Donelan , DHS , Ron Ross , NIST , cybersecurity , Digital Government Strategy , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 10:37am EDT
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Agencies met 77 percent of cyber requirements in 2011

In a new report to Congress, the administration said continuous monitoring is taking hold, but HSPD-12 still is floundering. OMB also reported agencies spent $13.3 billion on cybersecurity last year and that government employees make up 60 percent of the cyber workforce.

Tags: technology , OMB , cybersecurity , continuous monitoring , Cyberscope , DHS , Trusted Internet Connections , identity management , FISMA , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 05:46pm EDT

DISA using cloud to further cyber defenses

The Defense Information Systems Agency created a Defense-wide directory of email addresses in support of their enterprise email system. But the real value in the listing of every military and civilian employee, contractor and retiree email address may be in securing information in a new way through the use of access based identity management. NIST is testing how to best use secure identity cards in the cloud.

Tags: technology , Alfred Rivera , DISA , Donna Dodson , NIST , cloud computing , Army , enterprise email , identity management , Common Access Card , cybersecurity , DoD , information sharing , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 05:21am EST
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