Identity

What I Learned Helping Lead Oversight of $5 Trillion in Pandemic Relief

Large scale identity theft-based fraud in unemployment assistance stunned many, even those who fight fraud for a living.

Survey: Government Faces Increasing Threat from Stolen Accounts

But agencies may not be taking the right steps to mitigate the account takeovers.

Reimagining Access to Services with Government-to-Citizen Identity

With the traditional perimeter gone, identity management is the new boundary.

Demystifying Access Control and Zero Trust

As agencies rethink making temporary remote arrangements permanent, officials should start with proven ubiquitous encryption technology.

Zero Trust or Bust

One primary consideration should drive implementation: who gets to see what content? 

Single Sign-in For Government Services Expands to States, Localities

The federal government is looking to partner with state and local governments to grow its Login.gov service, which it says is secure and user friendly.

Army Wants to Automate Base Access With Facial Recognition at Drive-Thru Checkpoints

The proposed system uses a reliable form of facial biometric identification but would need to control for variables like weather and low light.

Air Force Working on Foundational Zero Trust Activities, CIO Says

Some programs are already operating under a zero trust framework, but the enterprise as a whole still needs basic tools for things like identity, credentials and access management. 

CISA Official Calls for Update of Identity Management Guidance in Wake of SolarWinds Compromise

"Identity is everything now," a technical strategist told NIST advisers in a briefing on the hacking campaign.

Securing Space: The Next Frontier of Credential-Based Attacks

Like many other sectors, the space industry needs to secure its supply chain from start to finish.

GSA to Verify Identities of Some SAM Users After Transition

The agency will require identity proofing for SAM registrants after the big migration to beta.SAM.gov in May.

A New Administration Offers an Ideal Time to Prevent Entitlement Creep

Here’s what you need to know to protect federal employees and secure classified data.

DOD Shares Details on Zero Trust Architecture Timeline

The draft of the cybersecurity-focused document was completed in October and is going through a content review, assessment and approval process.

How Government Agencies Can Use Tech to Safely Get Back to Their Workplaces

Now is the time to prioritize collaboration between the IT, physical security and human resources teams.

GSA Preparing Switch to eSignature for Multiple Award Schedule Offers and Modifications

Contract holders will also see new security measures being implemented in the near future for eOffer and eMod.