The Internet is inherently insecure, and the only way to ensure today's evolving information systems is to build them upon three pillars of trust. This is the premise of Mike Ozburn, Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, which has just authored a new white paper about these pillars.
The overall goal of the guidance is to achieve appropriate security assurance for multiple applications by efficiently verifying the claimed identity of individuals seeking physical access to federally controlled government facilities and electronic access to government information systems.
Speculation about the pending update to online authentication guidance has been circulating around water coolers for months now. "A [disclosure] like this could make it more challenging for the regulators," says attorney David Navetta.
A preliminary draft of new online authentication guidance from the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council puts greater responsibility on the shoulders of financial institutions to enhance security.
Office of Management and Budget Director Jacob Lew issues a directive to require 5.7 million federal employees and contractors to use personal identity verification credentials to access federal IT systems and facilities by Oct. 1.
What if, while searching the Internet, you come across a Facebook profile of one of your employees, including inappropriate pictures and personal remarks on the supervisor? What does this mean to you as an employer? And what can you do about it?