In Focus

  • Trust is of utmost importance in Coast Guard email correspondence

    The Coast Guard might be housed in the Homeland Security Department, but operationally it similar to the armed services. It uses communication infrastructures provided by the Defense Department, notes Capt. Michael Dickey, the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Command, Control, Communications and IT service center.

  • The latest Binding Operational Directive

    As National Cybersecurity Assessment and Technology Services lead at the Homeland Security Department’s National Protection and Programs Directorate, Cameron Dixon has been close to the six Binding Operational Directives coming from DHS in recent years.

  • Internal and external implications of email security

    For Sean Lang, chief information security officer for the Library of Congress, email security is both an internal and external matter.

  • New DHS mandate promotes email authentication

    People may complain about the volume of email they receive, but email remains a massively important medium of communication. Nearly five billion active email accounts exist, generating hundreds of billions of messages every day.

  • Proper implementation of DMARC

    For Bhagwat Swaroop, executive vice president and general manager for email security at Proofpoint, use of the DMARC protocols is a matter of maintaining trust within an organization, among agencies, and between agencies and external constituents.

  • Cultivating sound email authentication systems

    Ping Look, the executive advisor for security and awareness at Optiv, says assurance in the authenticity of received email is becoming more difficult.

  • DHS’s Rick Driggers: A newly integrated team responds to cyber incidents governmentwide

    Rick Driggers explains the NCIC leads nationwide efforts to detect, prevent, respond to and recover from cyber attacks, following procedures in the national response plan.

  • TSA’s Paul Morris: Incident response is all about speed, speed, speed

    As one, albeit large, component in Homeland Security, the Transportation Security Administration works in concert with other components as it also worked to ensure its own mission continuity. Namely, keeping the nation’s airports and hundreds…

  • Intelligence Community’s Wally Coggins: Automated data flows can rev cyber incident response

    Wally Coggins, the director of the IC Security Coordination Center in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, has a full plate this year. He says that in the dynamic threat environment, he and his staff are working on three initiatives.

  • Lawrence Reed: Time to get real about mobile devices

    Lawrence Reed, the assistant director for security operations at the Justice Department, says the government needs to up its game when it comes to endpoint security, especially mobile end point.