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Federal IT Execs: Cyberattack Volume Growing "Exponentially"

By Joseph Straw

 

Roundtable panelist David R. Hale, chief privacy officer and senior counsel of online consumer trading company TD Ameritrade, acknowledged that existing, widely used identity assurance methods—like Social Security numbers—are not enough.

“What we use right now is inadequate,” Hale said “…We need to come up with some sort of method that works.”

Several of the event’s 12 awards went to cybersecurity firms, among them penetration testing vendor Rapid7; encryption firm CipherOptics; application whitelisting company Bit9; Pikewerks, which offers application protection; and Oculis Labs, which manufactures products that prevent surreptitious viewing of sensitive data on computer screens.


♦ Photo called "Desktop Security," by highwaycharlie/Flickr

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