Category Archives: Security

MONTHLY FED ROUNDUP – DECEMBER 2017

MONTHLY FED ROUNDUP – DECEMBER 2017

DISA’s December News DISA held a symposium at their to address the adoption of cloud architecture solutions within its HQ at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. Director of the DISA Development and Business Center,Alfred Rivera retires after 35 years of service DISA CFO, Sannadean “Sanna” Sims, retires after 30 years of services NIST’s December News Special… Read More

FIPS 140-2: Covering the Basics

FIPS 140-2: Covering the Basics

What is FIPS 140-2? The Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 (FIPS 140-2) is a U.S. and Canadian co-sponsored security standard for hardware, software, and firmware solutions. All products sold into the U.S. federal government are required by law to complete FIPS 140-2 validation if they use cryptography in security systems that process Sensitive But Unclassified… Read More

MONTHLY FED ROUNDUP – NOVEMBER 2017

MONTHLY FED ROUNDUP – NOVEMBER 2017

DISA’s November News DISA conducted their Annual Industry Forecast DISA sponsors the 1st DoD Knowledge Management Summit The “Mercury Spectrum” mobile application is now available for download NIST’s November News Special Publications: Update to Special Publication 800-171, Revision 1, Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information is Nonfederal Systems and Organizations SP 800-67, Revision 2, Recommendation for the Triple… Read More

Corsec Collaborates with NIAP on Labgram #106

Corsec Collaborates with NIAP on Labgram #106

In September, Corsec uncovered a policy change that would affect a number of Common Criteria evaluations following this NIAP announcement: “Per published NIST notifications, all non-56B-compliant key transport schemes will be disallowed in the U.S. government after 2017.” Corsec immediately began to engage with NIAP, our customer base, our network of testing labs, and contacts within… Read More

Winning Strategies for FED

Winning Strategies for FED

For many companies, navigating the requirements for FED can be daunting – what should they look out for, what can they expect in the field, and what comes first? One of our clients shared the following standard questions needed to be answered prior to being invited to partner, work with, or respond to RFPs for FED business.… Read More

MONTHLY FED ROUNDUP – SEPTEMBER 2017

MONTHLY FED ROUNDUP – SEPTEMBER 2017

DISA’s September News DISA receives clean audit hired by the Office of the Inspector General DISA cuts rates by 50% for the DoD Mobility Program Air Force Col John T. Caranta III assumes command of the Joint Spectrum Center (JSC) Space surveillance satellite supported by DISA run network NIST’s September News Policy Change: Per published… Read More

IoT Security Facing Government Regulation

IoT Security Facing Government Regulation

New legislation could be on the way to secure the devices we use in our everyday lives. From our smart phones to our garage door openers, the IoT space has revolutionized the way we organize and live out our daily routine. In recent months, the security of these devices has been scrutinized as vulnerabilities have been uncovered,… Read More