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GAO to tell lawmakers agency cyber measures are lacking

Testimony obtained by FederalNewsRadio says IT security measurements focus too much on compliance and not on risk. GAO surveyed 24 agencies and found few have moved beyond just fulfilling FISMA requirements.

Tags: technology , Greg Wilshusen , Vivek Kundra , John Streufert , GAO , OMB , State Department , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Tom Davis , Deloitte , cybersecurity , FISMA , risk management

Thursday - 10/29/2009, 02:24pm EDT

HSPD-12: What's Next?

With the new Obama administration, HSPD-12 will gain greater importance as the government prepares for next phase.

Tags: security , technology , identity management , Access Control , Booz Allen , identity theft , privacy , Identity Data , smart card , NASA , Corinne Irwin ,

Wednesday - 08/19/2009, 04:21pm EDT

OMB, NIST release draft of new FISMA metrics

Agencies would be asked to report on 11 categories to determine the status of their computer network security.

Tags: technology , OMB , FISMA , cybersecurity , FIPS

Friday - 12/11/2009, 02:10pm EST

NIST says secure those mobile devices

New guidance offers steps agencies can take address risks in cell phones, PDAs

Tags: technology , JM , DoD , Treasury , State , Navy , cell phones , PDAs , mobile technology , Wayne Jensen

Tuesday - 11/25/2008, 07:58pm EST

USAF cybersecurity unit ready to launch

Established in August, the San Antonio cybersecurity center will be launching by the end of the year.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , cyberwarfare , USAF , Red Condor , Adobe , iris recognition

Monday - 11/30/2009, 07:59am EST

NIST to revist FIPS after USB flaws found

NIST investigates secure USB flaws, Maryland touted as cybersecurity hub

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , USB , FIPS , Maryland

Tuesday - 01/12/2010, 09:07am EST

NIST thinks the eyes have it in biometrics

A new NIST report demonstrates that iris recognition algorithms can maintain their accuracy and interoperability with compact images, affirming their potential for large-scale identity management applications such as the federal Personal Identity Verification program, cyber security and counterterrorism.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , biometrics , Patrick Grother

Friday - 12/04/2009, 09:30am EST

Interagency working group developing cybersecurity workforce models

OPM is giving agencies until Jan. 15 to report on their cybersecurity workforce hiring needs.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , OPM , workforce , FISMA

Tuesday - 11/24/2009, 08:18am EST

NIST updates cybersecurity guidance

A newly release updates recommendations for how to certify and accredit computer systems as secure.

Tags: cybersecurity , tech , security , Cybersecurity Update , McAfee , GAO , CERT

Thursday - 11/19/2009, 09:02am EST
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