Ontario’s privacy commissioner orchestrates voice biometrics integration

Ontario's privacy commissioner has played a role in match-making two emerging technologies.Combining encryption with voice biometrics shows promise for protecting privacy while also improving consumer services, said Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Published on: June 20th, 2008 Rosie Lombardi

Disaster notification tools get a boost

In the aftermath of the Asian tsunami late last year and a rash of earthquakes off California's coast in June, businesses and governments are racing to roll out more-sophisticated electronic messaging systems to

Published on: September 15th, 2005 Lucas Mearian

U.S. officials: Information sharing key to security

The U.S. government is getting better at sharing information between various agencies tasked with protecting the nation against terrorism, but IT can help drive more improvements, two top-ranking antiterrorism officials said Monday. Two

Published on: June 27th, 2005 Grant Gross

Not all problems are IT-related, experts say

When Vance Hitch took over as CIO at the U.S. Department of Justice 18 months ago, he found a variety of applications running on different systems that were hampered by little or no

Published on: September 12th, 2003 Dan Verton

Protection of critical systems still haphazard

Two years after terrorists killed 3,000 people, the government and the private sector are still struggling to define priorities for the security of the nation's critical infrastructure and to turn those priorities into

Published on: September 8th, 2003 Dan Verton

News from inside the beltway

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has created the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) to help implement the president's National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace and the Homeland Security Act of 2002. The

Published on: August 6th, 2003 CSO staff

Clark: More proactive gov’t role in cybersecurity

Retired supreme allied commander Gen. Wesley K. Clark said Monday that the insurance industry and tougher government enforcement of security standards are keys to improved cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection. Clark, who hasn't

Published on: June 30th, 2003 Dan Verton

Cities, countries and continents – the new politics of security

Only a few years ago, the Internet sparked the advent of e-government and better service delivery became the mantra of public sector reform. Today, in a post-Sept. 11th United States, security is now

Published on: April 30th, 2003 Jeffrey Roy

Former Bush official blasts gov’t cybersecurity

U.S. President George W. Bush's former cybersecurity advisor blasted his old boss' efforts within the federal government, and another expert called for Congress to force companies to pay attention to cybersecurity during a

Published on: April 7th, 2003 Grant Gross