Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology conducted a controlled study that shows video surveillance systems still need a lot of work. NIST computer scientist Patrick Grother shares more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Alfred Rivera, DISA’s director of the Development and Business Center, said the agency is moving toward multi-factor authentication, including biometrics and other “patterns of life” type of technologies.
The General Services Administration and the Homeland Security Department held an industry day to explain how the new process under the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program would work.
Civilian agencies have been struggling with the same challenges in developing strategies for insider threats for years now. They say those challenges are unique to them not to the Defense Department and intelligence community that have the insider threat mindset built into their culture. But the IC and DoD say not so. Federal News Radio Reporter Nicole Ogrysko tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin the two agencies have struggled with the same issues.
The Health and Human Services Department will soon achieve initial operating capability on the Health Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (HCCIC). It’s modeled after the Homeland Security Department’s own NCCIC, a public-private partnership that disseminates information and best practices on cyber risks.
Shawn Campbell, the vice president of product management for SafeNet Assured Technologies, makes the case for agencies to use encryption to better secure data as they are getting their networks in better shape.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, DHS’ Office of Inspector General says phone scammers are making it appear as if the IG’s office is calling people in need of personally identifiable information.
To meet the cybersecurity challenge, agency IT executives are pushing ahead with programs to update and modernize their underlying systems. They’re also working to automate many of the cybersecurity processes to network staff can concentrate on the threats. Todd Simpson, the chief information officer of the Food and Drug Administration, shares more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service just created the Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services Special Item Number (HACSSIN) to add cyber services to GSA’s Schedule 70 to help agencies procure cyber solutions.
Jeannette Hanna-Ruiz, the space agency’s associate chief information officer for IT security and senior agency information security official, is leaving after only eight months.
Gerry Gebel, vice president of business development at Axiomatics, explains why the use of attributes and policies help agencies protect sensitive data and systems in a more forward-thinking way.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency wants to work with “non-traditional partners” as it navigates the future of satellite images and big data.
Kevin Nally, the Secret Service’s chief information officer, is focusing on five strategic IT goals, including cybersecurity, the workforce and IT service delivery.
The military universities include cybersecurity programs. Now one academic is asking, why doesn’t the government just create a standalone cyber academy of its own? Mark Hagerott makes that proposal in a recent Foreign Policy article. Hagerott, chancellor of the North Dakota University System, tells Federal News Radio’s Eric White on Federal Drive with Tom Temin why he thinks the time is ripe.
The National Security Agency is holding its 17th annual Cyber Defensive Exercise to help young cyber warriors hone their skills.