With help from NIST, Sen. Wyden wants us to be smarter about .zip files

by Joe Warminsky • 4 weeks ago

“Many people incorrectly believe password-protected .zip files can protect sensitive data. Indeed, many password-protected .zip files can be easily broken with off-the-shelf hacking tools,” the Oregon Democrat says in a letter to NIST.

Audit: USPTO’s mismanagement of active directory poses ‘significant’ cyber risk

by Dave Nyczepir • 1 month ago

Additionally, the agency failed to protect critical information technology assets found to be vulnerable two years ago, which could lead to intellectual property theft.

Blockchain pilots gain traction at government agencies

by FedScoop Staff • 4 months ago

Initial tests suggest agencies believe distributed ledgers will strengthen security and improve transaction services.

How agencies can reduce cyberthreats by taking back control of encryption

by FedScoop Staff • 10 months ago

A new report highlights how to protect data on premises and in the cloud more effectively without sacrificing performance using centralized encryption tools.

How centralized key management systems can improve data encryption practices

by FedScoop Staff • 10 months ago

Data encryption experts offer guidelines to agency leaders for assessing the effectiveness of their data encryption practices and how to build a strategy across lines of business.

CIO Dana Deasy sets plan to secure DOD websites

by Billy Mitchell • 12 months ago

DOD has been working to bring trust certificates and encryption across its public domains up to speed with industry standards for the past two to three years, Deasy wrote in a July 20 letter.

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