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.
New Senate bill targets bias in decision-making algorithms
The Algorithmic Accountability Act would require that companies using decision-making algorithms study those equations for bias and correct it where found.
Senators want answers on State Department’s lack of multi-factor authentication
State uses enhanced authentication on just 11 percent of required agency devices, according to reports.
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.
Pentagon websites must catch up on HTTPS, Wyden says
Wyden wants new DOD CIO Dana Deasy to make it a priority in the next two months to bring lagging Pentagon web page security up to speed.
Two senators say CBP can’t detect if passport chips are tampered with
Sens. Ron Wyden and Claire McCaskill say there are weaknesses in CBP's ability to authenticate the electronic RFID chips in U.S. passports.