Identity, authentication and authorization protocols

By Susan Morrow, Contributor, CSO | DEC 5, 2019 3:00 AM PST Whether you host your authentication system internally or externally, you need to select an authentication protocol carefully. The correct protocol for your use case will allow the overall system to operate securely with minimal effort and enable future expansion and compatibility with standards. In addition, if you want […]

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Dutch bank ING (INGA.AS) is working on developing technology to help clients safely store digital assets, according to people familiar with the matter. The custody project, which is being run out of Amsterdam, is still in its early days and is one of the bank’s several initiatives around blockchain, the technology […]

Understanding Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies. Concepts and Definitions. There are 3 main stages of computer network evolution: Centralised networks. These were the first computer networks. They are typified by one main computer (server) with a number of other computers connected to it. As a result, if the information on the main computer is erased or lost, it […]

NOTICES Copyright 2019 Carnegie Mellon University and Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory LLC. This material is based upon work funded and supported by the Department of Defense under Contract No. FA8702-15-D-0002 with Carnegie Mellon University for the operation of the Software Engineering Institute, a federally funded research and development center and under Contract No. […]

AT&T’s FirstNet build 75% complete; CFO says ‘money well spent’

As AT&T this week announced momentum for its FirstNet dedicated public safety platform, passing the 1 million connections mark, the carrier’s finance chief touted multiple benefits of the network build. AT&T CFO John Stephens, speaking Tuesday at the Wells Fargo 2019 TMT investor conference, called the FirstNet buildout “really, really successful” and at 75% complete, […]

Build an effective SD-WAN security strategy at the branch

IT teams looking to implement SD-WAN should take the time to merge the technology with their network security strategy at the branch. Follow these four steps to ensure SD-WAN security and protect your network against outside threats. Don’t deploy SD-WAN without a solid network security strategy. IT teams should address four specific areas to ensure […]

The Safari Settings You Should Tweak Right Now

Set permissions for each website:

Websites want a lot these days: access to your webcam, your mic, your location, and more.

To check what a site does and does not have access to, click Safari then Settings for This Website. You can revoke any permissions you’ve previously given, stop content from auto-playing, and limit the number of pop-up windows that the website can show.

Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

The Department of Defense (DoD) is developing the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), a new framework designed to assess and enhance the cybersecurity posture of the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) and its suppliers. Although CMMC is in the development phase, all organizations that provide services to the DoD will need to be certified as early […]

When governors, legislators, and business and technology leaders collaborate, these bold initiatives are possible.

When governors, legislators, and business and technology leaders collaborate, these bold initiatives are possible. CISO’s need bold plays to accelerate change To break through these long-standing resource and funding roadblocks, CISOs should look to disrupt the status quo by pursuing three bold plays that could help states make progress and close the widening gap with […]

Security Primer – Ransomware

Security Primer – Ransomware Throughout 2019, state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) government entities are increasingly encountering ransomware attacks resulting in significant network downtime, delayed services to constituents, and costly remediation efforts. As of September 24, 2019, the MS-ISAC received approximately 60% more reported ransomware incidents affecting SLTT governments in 2019 than for the entire […]