An expert at the Federal Trade Commission has some ideas for how to make access requests and information flows more secure using incentives and opportunities based on the principle of least privilege.
The companies were among more than 140 civil society groups, corporations, trade associations and security and policy experts urging President Obama to promote rather than undercut data encryption technology.
The principle of least privilege, which holds that "every program and every user of the system should operate using the least set of privileges necessary to complete the job," is key to ensuring and maintaining security in a mobile world, says an FTC official.
A much larger 11-member panel revisited the case, saying that Davis doesn't own the cellphone records because they were created by a third party telephone company for legitimate business purposes.
As work moves forward on a nationwide public safety broadband network, the National Institute of Standards and Technology released guidelines for addressing identity management across the new system.
The DHS-funded mobile security application archiving technology is expanding to include apps from Apple iTunes, Microsoft Windows Phone Store, Google Play and Amazon.
Human motion that naturally occurs when people use smartphones could prevent malware from infecting mobile devices, new research suggests.
James Comey told a House panel that he coudn't quantify how device encryption has affected FBI work, but called it an "obstacle in a huge percentage of our criminal investigations."
As 911 call centers transition to next-generation systems that are connected to the Internet, concerns about cybersecurity among emergency professionals and first responders will grow, a Washington state government technology official recently said during a podcast interview.
The Agriculture Department is in the process of drafting a bring your own device, or BYOD, strategy but it still has several security and workforce hurdles to overcome, said Joyce Hunter, USDA's acting chief information officer and deputy CIO for policy and planning.