The Key to Reducing Exposure to Cyber Liability, Part 1

Former federal CISO Greg Touhill explains how to reduce an organization's exposure to breaches and subsequent liabilities.

After Huge Hack, OPM Still Hasn't Learned Its Lesson

The Government Accountability Office found OPM is taking greater risks with its systems and data than it should.

'Hey Siri, Call in an Airstrike': Army Seeks to Outfit Soldiers With Voice-Controlled Gear

To ensure cybersecurity and national security do not become mutually exclusive, the Army is testing various biometric identification methods that can withstand battle terrain.

Crooks Tricked This IRS System into Providing False IDs

The malware successfully obtained 101,000 PINs last month.

Justice, DHS Probe Hack Allegedly Made Possible By DOJ Help Desk

A hacktivist claims a help desk aided his intrusion into a computer containing contact information on some 9,000 DHS personnel and 20,000 FBI employees.

TurboTax, H&R Block and TaxAct all Use This Security Feature. Why Doesn’t the IRS?

The Internal Revenue Service is not keeping pace with modern hacking, according to agency watchdogs.

OPM: ‘There’s No Way’ to Isolate Background Check Systems from the Internet

"Air-gapped" computers are used by defense organizations, nuclear power plants and other environments that require the tightest security.

Could Dell Go Too Far on Cybersecurity under EMC Mega-Merger?

Under the $67 billion tech acquisition, Dell's SecureWorks and EMC's RSA Security would both belong to the company Michael Dell started in 1984.

OPM to Fully Do Away with Passwords for Network Access – In 2 Years

Today, all OPM employees need a smart card for network access, but not for all users outside of the agency.

No Touching: Agencies Could Soon Collect Fingerprints from Hand Waves

"Contactless fingerprinting" is seen as more hygienic than ink and paper or computer pads.

Post-Breach, Interior Has Mandated Computer Users Sign On with Smart Cards

The majority of individuals with high-level control over Interior data and networks needed only a password to log in.

In the Future, We’ll All Use Our Phones to Identify Ourselves

The most successful mobile identity services highly depend on collaboration between public authorities, banks, telecom operators and the private sector.

After OPM Debacle, Three-Step Biometric ID Checks Are Coming

Of the 24 major federal departments, OPM and 15 other agencies can log into government systems with only a username and password.

After Breach, IRS Considers PINs for All Taxpayers

Currently, only a small portion of the taxpaying population is given the added protection of PIN number verification.

At IRS, Two-Factor Authentication Means Waiting For a Letter in Your Mailbox

IRS officials cautioned members of Congress that if they make the login process too difficult, users might become even more frustrated with the tax agency.

NSA Tests Out Smartphones that Recognize Handwriting Motion

The National Security Agency has tested the use of smartphone-swipe recognition technology, according to the tool’s manufacturer.

Agencies Often Lack Strong Authentication and it’s a Big Problem

Agencies reported nearly 70,000 cyberincidents in fiscal 2014, a 15 percent bump up from the previous year.