Identity

Critical Update: Safeguarding Data From Outside Intrusion

The VA is in the process of implementing a zero-trust cybersecurity model to better secure veterans’ sensitive personal data.

Secret Service’s Zero Trust Plan Must Account for OMB Guidance, Watchdog Says

The Secret Service’s plan for adopting a zero trust architecture model across the agency’s systems has not been updated since the Office of Management and Budget released new guidance in January.

High-Tech Financial Crimes Warrant Coordinated Digital Identity Efforts, FinCEN Warns

Leaders at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network noted that stronger authentication measures are critical and spurred by emerging technologies.

FTC's Tech and Cyber Modernization Sees Success and Ongoing Challenges

The agency’s report indicated that the Federal Trade Commission was on track and making progress towards most of its tech-related goals, while offering a plan for future goals.

OMB Memo Places Zero Trust at the Top of Civilian Agency Priorities

The memorandum sets up budget expectations for previously established cyber goals.

Report: Government Implementing Zero Trust Architecture Faster than Corporations

Government’s speedy zero trust implementation is noteworthy for an institution that is “not usually ahead of the curve,” according to a report.

NIST, CISA Finalizing Guidance for Identity and Access Management Post-SolarWinds

The epic intrusion campaign has turned up the brights on vendors providing authentication services, but agencies will still need to be actively engaged for effective implementation.

Key Lawmaker: Digital Passport Only Way to Deter Crypto Use for Ransomware Attacks

The House Science subcommittee chairman—a REAL ID enthusiast—is probing the viability of “privacy enhancing technologies” for biometric data such as facial-feature mappings.

VA Enables Login.gov for Three Major Veteran Portals

Officials said the agency plans to add more services later this year, though Login.gov credentials won’t be mandatory until all veterans are transitioned.

FBI, DOJ Seize Website Addresses, Associated Illegal Data Sales, Hacking Services

International law enforcement targeted and confiscated three internet domain names that sell cyberattacks and personal information.

Bill Wants More Federal R&D In Blockchain Ledger Technology

The National R&D Strategy for Distributed Ledger Technology Act, introduced Tuesday, aims to allocate government resources to help the U.S. establish leadership with distributed ledger technologies.

Debunking Myths Around Facial Recognition: What Government Agencies Need to Know 

Government use of facial recognition technology provides its fair share of controversy, as well as tangible benefits.

CISA’s Newest Advisor Could Soon Have Agencies Asking: 'Does This Spark Joy?'

Another CISA advisor has referred to Bob Lord as a “digital Marie Kondo,” tidying up the Democratic National Committee by throwing out old software and unused tech.

Report Finds Identity Fraud Up 167% In USPS Change Of Address Requests

The USPS Office of the Inspector General recommends stricter identity verification controls online, while management disagrees.

Apple Wallet goes live for ID verification at TSA checkpoint

Arizona is the first to integrate Apple’s biometric verification at airport security checkpoints.

IARPA Project Aims to Identify People from Drones by More Than Just Their Face

“It'll be interesting to see in a year or two from now,” according to the program manager.