The Pentagon Wants to Automate Some Classification Decisions

The proposed software would help defense officials make classification decisions and automatically enforce them.

There’s Even More Bad News About IRS Information Security

A board charged with overseeing the agency’s sprawling active directory networks isn’t fulfilling its basic responsibilities.

Auditor Dings CFPB Complaint System for Poor Identity Management

The system is doing better on patching vulnerabilities and continuously monitoring activity for anomalies.

How to Secure Applications in Hybrid Cloud Environments

Enforcing multifactor authentication is just one way to help secure data.

The IRS Doesn’t Know Who’s Accessing Its Most Sensitive Data

The tax agency also isn’t patching vulnerabilities on those systems in a timely manner, an audit found.

Government Should ‘Stop Pretending’ Your Social Security Number is Secret

Cyber experts want Congress to explore different ways to prove people’s identities.

The Pentagon Has a Big Plan to Solve Identity Verification in Two Years

The plan grew out of efforts to modernize the Defense Department’s ID cards.

Audit: Veterans Affairs IT Security Officials Have A Lot Of Work To Do

The annual FISMA report includes 29 recommendations to fix significant security weaknesses in eight areas.

White House: Government Identity Verification Tools Aren’t Meeting The Threat

The order comes as personal information that organizations once used to verify people is increasingly available online.

Report: Men Are More Comfortable Giving Up Biometric Data Than Women Are

Women are more than twice as likely as men to say they don’t want the government collecting any of their biometric information.

Treasury Office Wants Security For the Cloud From the Cloud

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is conducting market research on two cloud security schemas, each of which could lead to a solicitation down the road.

U.S. Customs Wants to Use Your Face As a Boarding Pass

By 2022, the agency plans to use biometrics to identify 97 percent of travelers flying out of the country.

Could This Be the Year Congress Helps Restore Consumer Trust?

Data breaches touched almost every sector hurting us where we live, shop, ride and bank.

GSA Needs to Verify Who’s Logging in to Login.gov

GSA wants to make it easier to sign in to government websites without making citizens less secure.

Congress Wants to Ditch Security Questions

But they’re not clear on what the best alternative is.