Saturday, August 13, 2022

Sarah D. Scalet

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Fed ID cards unleashed

Regardless of how many federal agencies can actually issue ID cards that are compliant with the Federal Information Processing Standard 201 (FIPS 201) by Oct. 27, observers say that the new standards are already making an impact outside of the U.S. government.

The failed exchange

This just in: another chapter in the heavy book about how the federal government is relegating cybersecurity to a little room under the stairs. In case you haven't heard, the proposed federal CISO Exchange has imploded, after U.S. Office of Management and Budget withdrew its support for the nascent program..

Detecting spyware is huge challenge

Last June, as U.S. Secret Service agent Kent McCarthy and attorney Eric Friedberg closed a presentation they were giving to members of the New York Electronic Crimes Task Force, they flashed an IP address on the screen before taking questions from the audience.

Feature: A sorry state

The U.S. Department of State's IT infrastructure is so antiquated and cumbersome that some fear it is dangerously inadequate for the task of representing U.S. interests abroad.

Making credit cards safer

To ease consumer fears of shady e-tailers and bright hackers -- and save themselves and member banks a bundle by avoiding unauthorized sales -- plastic peddlers are trying to make the Internet a safer place to shop.

Read Like a Pro

You may think only readers are finding today's magazines a bit on the hefty side, but trust us, we editorial types have noticed, too.

Safer Plastic

To ease consumer fears of shady e-tailers and bright hackers - and save themselves and member banks a bundle by avoiding unauthorized sales - plastic peddlers

Security: The Next Bad Thing

You know about vapourware, products that exist only on press releases. But how about a product that...

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