There are more opportunities than ever for skilled information security professionals.
This is the belief of Gerald Masson, Director of Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute, and in an exclusive interview he discusses:
Job prospects for information security professionals in the public and...
The National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) is the National Security Agency's principal gateway to the public, opening its doors in December 1993. Located adjacent to NSA Headquarters in Ft. George G. Meade, MD., the museum houses thousands of artifacts that collectively serve to sustain the history of the cryptologic...
A government advisory panel recommends the creation of a federal chief privacy officer within the White House Office of Management and Budget and changes to the 35-year-old Privacy Act to reflect the impact of new technology on privacy.
"Cryptology is as old as mankind itself and dates from antiquity," says Patrick Weaden, curator at the National Cryptology Museum. People very early on realized that they needed to share certain information with certain people, so they developed devices to protect that information. Cryptology is the art and science of...
Cloud computing is among the hottest topics in the federal government, with its efficiencies promising to save agencies - and eventually taxpayers - money. Despite its attractiveness, few agencies have implemented any type of cloud computing initiative, mostly because of IT security concerns.
Government policy that forces top-down solutions onto an inherently peer-to-peer problem will fail, as has been demonstrated by U.S. government cybersecurity initiatives during the last 15 years, a Gartner report says.
Gilligan helped initiate the program that requires PCs be preconfigured with specified security controls, and discusses the cultural challenges the government faces in expanding that practice to other technologies.