Adobe recently released a survey of public and private sector cybersecurity professionals to gauge their views and priorities on cybersecurity and public policy issues. This survey of more than 500 U.S.-based cybersecurity professionals revealed a number of interesting views that public policy officials and agency leaders should be aware of as they move forward with new initiatives.
Data Centric Security
With the President signing the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law this week, we wanted to highlight two important sections of the House report (H.Rept. 115-200) that will help the Department of Defense (DOD) better protect sensitive information and improve its digital recruiting efforts.
Security practitioners all agree: when you “assume the breach” will happen, you can provide better security. This assumption forces organizations to consider not only protection, but also detection and responses to breaches.
A digital signature employs cryptography to provide two main information security capabilities: Authentication and Integrity.
When people think of “digital signatures,” most picture the electronic signing of a contract or document online. It’s fast, convenient and eliminates the pain of 1) physically signing and hand-carrying a large stack of pages 2) losing a part of an important document and 3) needing all parties in one room to sign something.
Last week, members of the cybersecurity community joined Adobe and Nextgov at an event called “Mission Critical: An Update on Federal Cybersecurity.” In a packed room near the White House, Dr. Steven Gottwals, technical director for security solutions at Adobe Systems Federal, outlined Adobe’s vision for improved federal cybersecurity based around adoption of data-centric security solutions.