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Department of Homeland Security Weighs in on Threats to Mobile Devices

by Martin Monroe on  Sep 14, 2013

Especially branded as malicious in the unclassified document is an application known as Carrier IQ. The DHS specifically advises the various branches of the government to install a mobile app dedicated to removing the perceived security threat posed by any instance of Carrier IQ existing on their device.

U.S. Government Program Seeks Alternatives to Passwords

by Richard Seroter on  Aug 25, 2011 4

In an effort to find viable alternatives to the false security offered by passwords, a new U.S. government program is trying to find consensus on standards with leaders of private industry. The new National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) program was formed early in 2011 with limited funding but ambitious objectives.

Microsoft Released a Threat Modeling Tool

by Abel Avram on  Jan 29, 2009

Microsoft has released SDL Threat Modeling Tool 3, a tool used to model, analyze, track and mitigate security vulnerabilities early in the application’s design process.