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