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3/16/12: The OMB Mobile Strategy, the NSA’s Utah Data Center, and More

3/16/12: The OMB Mobile Strategy, the NSA’s Utah Data Center, and More

  • Recent studies show that roughly 40% of government websites are not yet compliant with regulations requiring them to support DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC). DNSSEC prevents hackers from launching cache poisoning attacks which would redirect visitors away from legitimate sites without approval. More here.
  • The Office of Management and Budget is formulating a new mobile strategy to be released in April shifting its focus from devices and applications to how and why data is delivered. More here.
  • According to the OMB, though the rate of increase in cyberattacks against the government has slowed, there was still a 5% increase in attacks over the last year, five times more than the increase in attacks against the private sector. More here.
  • The NSA is building a massive Utah Data Center five times the size of the Capitol which, according to an intelligence official, will also be critical for breaking encryption systems. More here.