News & Commentary
Content tagged with Cybersecurity posted in March 2014
Feds To Improve Threat Information Sharing
News  |  3/31/2014  | 
Project Interoperability aims to develop and standardize formats for sharing security and threat information among organizations.
Samsung Chips Away At BlackBerry's Government Business
Commentary  |  3/28/2014  | 
BlackBerry continues to raise the mobile security bar at the Defense Department, but Samsung and others are making inroads in government mobile business.
BlackBerry 10 Gets Defense Department Approval
News  |  3/28/2014  | 
BlackBerry becomes first mobile vendor to get full operational authority to run on DOD networks.
Amazon Cloud Services Wins DoD Authorization
News  |  3/27/2014  | 
Amazon gets provisional operating authorization to sell cloud services to the Defense Department for work involving low-risk unclassified data.
Defense Department Deputy CIO Carey Stepping Down
News  |  3/26/2014  | 
Robert Carey, who played active role in transforming federal IT practices, retires from key DOD post. Successor not named.
DOD Pushes Toward Joint Information Environment
News  |  3/26/2014  | 
The US Army makes progress but faces hurdles in an effort to modernize DOD and military networks, says the Joint Staff CIO.
Lawsuit Raises Red Flags For Government Cloud Users
Commentary  |  3/25/2014  | 
A California lawsuit suggests the federal government must take stronger steps to protect government data from data mining and user profiling by cloud service providers.
Defense Department Deploys Secure Cloud Service
News  |  3/25/2014  | 
MilCloud provides military with on-demand infrastructure and network management tools through web-based interface.
Windows XP: Feds Brace For End Of Support
News  |  3/24/2014  | 
Roughly one in ten US government PCs still use Windows XP. They will be more vulnerable to attacks when XP support ends on April 8.
Google Makes HTTPS For Gmail Mandatory
News  |  3/22/2014  | 
Google no longer allows Gmail users to turn off HTTPS encryption. The move protects data going between Google's servers and users.
NSA Records Billions Of Foreign Phone Calls
News  |  3/19/2014  | 
New disclosures from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden detail the National Security Agency's RETRO system.
ICANN Move Doesn't Equal Net Armageddon
Commentary  |  3/18/2014  | 
After Obama administration announces plans to give up US control of ICANN, political partisans howl. But international governance makes sense.
Navy Eyes Cloud Storage
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
In effort to trim $1.3 billion from IT, Navy proposes placing most non-classified data into commercial cloud offering.
Internet Of Things Meets Cars: Security Threats Ahead
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
As the Internet of Things extends to automobiles, security and privacy threats come along for the ride.
Lockheed Martin Acquires Cybersecurity Firm Industrial Defender
News  |  3/14/2014  | 
Acquisition of critical infrastructure cyber-security firm gives Lockheed Martin access to commercial markets while offering government customers a fuller suite of services.
NSA Denies Impersonating Facebook To Serve Malware
News  |  3/14/2014  | 
Facebook's Zuckerberg speaks out after Snowden leak suggests NSA server posed as social media site to infect millions of computers with surveillance malware.
Defense Department Adopts NIST Security Standards
News  |  3/14/2014  | 
DOD replaces longstanding information assurance process with NIST's holistic "built-in, not bolt-on," risk-focused security approach.
Google Drive Chops Prices
News  |  3/13/2014  | 
Google Drive blows past other online storage services by tripling free space to 15 GB and cutting prices across the board.
Army Expands Virtual Desktop Program
News  |  3/12/2014  | 
Army's desktop-as-a-service plan gains cred at Pentagon, but lack of funding could delay full implementation.
4 Govt. IT Trends From Mobile World Congress
Commentary  |  3/11/2014  | 
Extra-secure "black" smartphones debut; Samsung's Knox emerges as possible BlackBerry replacement.
Proposed Federal IT Cuts Sensible 'For Now'
News  |  3/11/2014  | 
The President's proposed cuts in IT spending in fiscal year 2015 reflect successful consolidation of services, but experts say that flat funding can't go on forever.
Feds Move Toward Hardwired Credentials On Mobile Devices
News  |  3/7/2014  | 
NIST proposes ways for mobile-device users to access government networks without requiring smart-card readers.
Smartphone Security: Two Shades Of Black
Commentary  |  3/7/2014  | 
Boeing Black and Geeksphone Blackphone both made a splash at Mobile World Congress. Learn about the companies' distinctly different approaches to security.
Security Job #1 For Feds
Infographics  |  3/6/2014  | 
The 2014 InformationWeek Government IT Priorities Survey shows federal IT pros care about security - itís rated as very important by 69% of respondents, 30 percentage points ahead of the No. 2 priority, disaster recovery. Will the upcoming NIST cyber-security framework help manage risk?
Microsoft Lets Agencies Test Government-Only Cloud
News  |  3/5/2014  | 
Microsoft lets federal agencies take its newly operational Azure for Government for a "shakedown cruise."
Federal IT Spending Slashed In Proposed 2015 Budget
News  |  3/5/2014  | 
Obama's 2015 budget request cuts 2.9%, gives agencies $79 billion for IT, including $13 billion for cyber security.
Feds Grapple With Big Data Vs. Privacy
News  |  3/4/2014  | 
Government study focuses on how privacy-enhancing technologies and large-scale analytics will shape the future of big data.
FedRAMP Cloud Security Approval: Look Who Applied
News  |  3/4/2014  | 
Officials unveil new FedRAMP Web portal, release details on firms seeking government's cloud security seal of approval.
VMware Pursues Federal Cloud Contracts
News  |  3/4/2014  | 
VMware seeks FedRAMP authority to offer cloud services to federal agencies, will offer them from data centers run by Carpathia.
Feds Look To Big Data On Security Questions
News  |  3/3/2014  | 
Government IT leaders believe continuous monitoring and advanced analytics can help agencies better understand their networks and security.


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