Tag Archives: data security

Census Bureau Searches for Information Security Office Chief

The U.S. Census Bureau has begun its search for a candidate who will serve as head of the office of information security in Washington. The bureau said in an Aug. 3 notice on USAJobs that the selected candidate will draft plans and coordinate information security programs for all computers, communication systems and …

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NIST Issues Data Security Guidelines for BYOD, Telework Devices

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has introduced draft guidelines that seek to help corporate organizations protect networks from data breaches and other cyber attacks as a result of the adoption of bring-your-own-devices and computers for telework. NIST said Monday the proposed publications suggest the deployment of virtual mobile infrastructure and …

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Tim Pawlenty: 2015 Data Security Act Offers ‘Bank-Like’ Standards for Consumer Protection

Tim Pawlenty, CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable, told House lawmakers Thursday the U.S. needs data security requirements similar to those used by banks to manage data breach notifications. In written remarks, Pawlenty told the House Committee on Financial Services the Data Security Act of 2015 works to support efforts to protect consumers from the growing number …

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Report: Agencies Eye Cloud Encryption Gateways to Protect Data in the Cloud

Government agencies are turning toward data encryption technology to supplement the network security standards in the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program as some agencies remain wary of cloud, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes that chief information officers and chief information security officers at agencies are looking for clearer data protection …

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MeriTalk: Gov’t Adopting Cloud But Concerned Over Data Stewardship; NetApp’s Kirk Kern Comments

MeriTalk has released the findings of a study underwritten by NetApp and Arrow indicating that federal agencies are looking to expand their use of cloud but many remain wary about its potential impact to operations. The study found that 89 percent of information technology professionals in government continue to be concerned about data stewardship …

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