Security 2021: Focus on authentication and identity controls
A cybersecurity architect reflects on security lessons from the rush to enable remote workers — and what’s on the radar for federal security chiefs in the new year.
Login.gov to be third-party assessed against NIST’s digital identity guidelines
An approval would improve trust in the authentication service and pave the way for more agencies and applications to use it.
Preparing agencies for the future of identity authentication
While the PIV and CAC programs have been effective authentication tools for agencies, they no longer meet today’s virtual needs.
Government needs digital identity infrastructure now more than ever
Financial institutions might be best positioned to deliver it.
Securing federal remote workers at scale with identity authentication security tools
As more government employees work remotely, agency IT teams can rapidly secure access at scale with cloud-based identity authentication, says a cybersecurity veteran.
Program offering alternatives to CAC could be expanded, Army officials say
Tests of YubiKey tokens and an authenticator app have been encouraging, IT leaders say.