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GAO says mobile malware attacks have tripled in less than a year

The Government Accountability Office said reports of malware targeting mobile devices have nearly tripled in less than a year.

Tags: GAO , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , malware , Federal Drive , FCC , DHS

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 10:18am EDT

Agencies likely to miss network upgrade deadline

OMB sent a Sept. 30 target date for departments to implement IPv6. NIST statistics show a majority of the government's networks will not change over from the older IPv4 in the next week.

Tags: technology , OMB , CIO Council , IPv6 , DNS Security , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/21/2012, 05:31pm EDT

NIST seeks comments on securing BIOS

The National Institute of Standards and Technology wants comments on new draft guidelines for securing Basic Input Output System systems. BIOS is the first software activated after turning a computer on and has increasingly become a new target for hackers.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , In Depth , Cybersecurity Update , BIOS , Federal Drive

Monday - 08/27/2012, 04:13pm EDT

NIST wants software to help spot smartphone security holes

The military, working through DARPA, is trying to develop its own marketplace of apps for helping troops in the field.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , DoD , DARPA , Federal Drive

Monday - 08/20/2012, 08:53am EDT

NIST guidelines may force some agencies to update websites

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is working on updating guidelines for Transport Layer Security. That technology prevents anyone from eavesdropping on Internet communications.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Upate , Federal Drive

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 09:04am EDT

NIST updates guidance for cyber response

An updated how-to guidance for responding to cyber incidents is out.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Federal Drive

Thursday - 08/09/2012, 08:00am EDT

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: Cybersecurity Update , technology , smart card , HSPD-12 , Federal Drive

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

GSA seeks input on ID management in the cloud

The General Services Administration will hold a vendor day Aug. 7 in Washington, D.C. The concept of identity management in the cloud builds on the efforts included in the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC).

Tags: technology , GSA , Deb Gallagher , Naomi Lefkovitz , identity management , cloud computing , industry , NSTIC , Jason Miller

Monday - 07/30/2012, 05:05pm EDT

NIST : Eye scans are in, fingerprints are out

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a new draft of its biometric identification standards.

Tags: cybersecurity , cybersecurity udpate , Federal Drive , technology

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 10:05am EDT

NIST gives agencies tips to secure mobile devices

New guidelines could help agencies adopting bring-your-own-device strategies manage the potential risks smartphones and tablets could pose.

Tags: best practices , cybersecurity , Tom Karygiannis , In Depth , mobile computing , Bring your own device , Keith BieryGolick

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 06:29am EDT
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