System administrators working at federal agencies and departments can minimize the risk associated with running virtualized machines on a single host computer, called a hypervisor, by isolating VMs, controlling access, and managing privileged operations and interactions, according to draft security guidance (pdf) issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology Oct. 20.
Vulnerabilty testing of the Food and Drug Administration's computer network found several deficiencies that could potentially be exploited by attackers, but auditors did not gain unauthorized access to the network, an internal investigation revealed.
Hydrologist Xiafen "Sherry" Chen was arrested Oct. 20 at at the agency's Wilmington, Ohio, facility after being indicted in U.S. District Court, according to the FBI.
A new tool promises to help the Army better evaluate evolving tactical networks by allowing for system-of-systems testing before large investments are made, according to the Defense Department.
The United States will resist all efforts to give "any person, entity or nation" control of the Internet rather than the "global multistakeholder communities," said Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker in a Oct. 13 speech.
FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker said he FAA needs to make sure that airlines and other operators comply with the mandate for implementing the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast, or ADS-B, equipment in their aircraft by 2020.
Advanced computing needs are threatening the National Science Foundation's position as a provider of high-powered computing to its researchers, according to a new report.
A gigabit Internet connection – one that delivers 1,000 megabits of information per second – is available to some in the scientific community; however, the average U.S. Internet user, who enjoys only a 10.5 Mbps connection, could soon be seeing an upgrade. As companies begin to lay fiber for ultra-fast networks, Pew Research asked a panel of experts what to expect in the "gigabit age."
The Internet, once an all-encompassing information hub is beginning to splinter as confidence in it wanes because of protectionist sentiments, interoperability challenges and cybersecurity threats, several experts said. Speaking at a Sept. 25 Brookings Institution event, one panelist said that as economic stakes in web-based activity and decreased security take a toll, the greatest challenge is shaping the structural evolution of the Internet.
Without a vast improvement in security, privacy and verification protocols, broad adoption of online voting – which has the potential to make voting easier and more accessible, improve turnout and reduce costs – is unlikely to take off, a new paper argues.