The revision would require identity cards used by federal employees and contractors to contain an integrated circuit chip for storing electronic information, a personal identification number, a printed photograph and two electronically stored fingerprints.
Organizations using semantics and big data tools are creating a new position called data scientist to help uncover fraud and identify undetected vulnerabilities. Here are profiles of three leaders who have embraced this role.
The White House says an executive order signed by President Obama will help assure government access to networks during a national emergency, but a civil liberties group contends it gives the government authority to seize privately run networks.
The draft guidelines recommend developing system threat models, instituting a mobile-device security policy, implementing and testing a prototype of the mobile-device solution and securing a device before allowing user access.
"DISA is tasked with making it easier, safer and more productive to navigate, integrate, consume, extend and maintain cloud services, within the department, from other federal and commercial cloud service providers," DoD CIO Teri Takai says.
Eight class action lawsuits filed in the wake of a 2011 data breach involving TRICARE, the military health program, and affecting nearly 5 million individuals have been consolidated into one case that will be handled by the U.S District Court in Washington, D.C.
British Columbia Institute of Technology has notified students, faculty and staff that a computer server containing personal medical information of 12,680 individuals was accessed by an unauthorized party.
A data scientist is a new breed of database professional who applies scientific analysis to large data sets to identify patterns and vulnerabilities. Here are five expert tips on how to qualify for the new role.