Browsing Category: Government

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Upgrades Encryption, Application Control

The Lollipop version of Android enhances its use of SE Linux, bringing application enforcement to the kernel level, and turns on device encryption by default.

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Cyberespionage: ‘This Isn’t a Problem That Can Be Solved’

The issue of cyberespionage is a thorny one, both technically and politically speaking, but some experts say there may not actually be a solution to the problem.

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Government, Industry Focusing on Issue of Resiliency

The lack of a central authority for government network security is not a new problem but it’s not necessarily a bad thing, if everyone is doing their jobs, some experts say.

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Infighting, Politics Hampering Cybersecurity Progress in Washington

The United States government and private sector are unprepared for a major cyber attack on the country’s critical infrastructure, a former Congressman said.

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Cyberattacks Most Imminent Threat to U.S., Economy

A round-table consisting of military, government and former NSA officials in Alexandria, Va., on Monday agreed that cyberattacks targeting U.S. critical infrastructure and private industry are an eminent threat.

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Samsung Rebuffs Criticism of Knox Crypto, Password Management

Samsung has answered a researcher’s critique of alleged encryption and password weaknesses in early version of its Knox technology on Galaxy and Note devices.

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Cybersecurity Legislation Forecast is Grim

A D.C. insider is pessimistic that we’ll see cybersecurity legislation before 2016, pointing toward a number on contributing political and national security factors.

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April 911 Outage Affected 3.5 Percent of U.S. Population

A catastrophic failure in the emergency call management infrastructure cascaded into an incident that left 11 million out of reach of 911 dispatchers for six hours.

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D.C.’s Complicated View of Cyberwar, Regulation, Liability

Former NSA general counsel Stewart Baker shared his insight on Washington’s perceptions of cyberwar during his keynote address at the Cybersecurity Summit in Minneapolis.

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