Education Bill Drops

Politico

“This legislation marks a sea change in the continuing conflict between personal privacy and public good,” said David Archer, principal research scientist at Galois, a computer science firm. “The technology mandated here assures two things: that public policies affecting real people can be decided based on factual data about them, and that the privacy of […]

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End-to-end data encryption: why HTTPS is not enough

SC Magazine

As secure HTTPS becomes more pervasive, it is worth asking: why should you end-to-end encrypt data when HTTPS is pretty secure? The answer is that HTTPS is an important but small piece of the crypto puzzle. Organizations determining what additional security requirements are needed should start the process by answering a few key questions

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Software brittleness may harden embedded systems

Government Computer News

Legacy systems in the government are hard to secure against cyberattack, and that goes double for the embedded, real-time systems at the heart of the many control systems in advanced weapons, power plants and mission-critical infrastructure. Galois, a Portland, Ore.,-based secure software developer, has linked up with the Office of Naval Research under a three-year, […]

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With government cyber defense, sometimes it’s best to give up hope

Federal News Radio

What is the single best thing that military and civilian government agencies can do in their search for an all-in-one cybersecurity solution? Simple: Give up hope. As counterintuitive as that may sound, there is no magic bullet that will solve all our cybersecurity challenges. A sufficiently-motivated and capable adversary will get around our defenses, given […]

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Why next-gen vehicles should consider security from the start

StateScoop

Email was initially created without security in mind and we’ve paid for it ever since by continually bolting fixes onto it, said Isaac Potoczny-Jones, research lead at Galois. But the complexity of connected vehicle systems has created pushback on the issue of cybersecurity, he noted. “Innovative areas like this have a real challenge in baking nonfunctional requirements like cybersecurity into the basis of their systems,” Potoczny-Jones said. “But just because there’s no value today in attackers targeting these systems that there won’t be value tomorrow. We don’t know what we’re up against tomorrow. Things change. They will start to target these systems.”

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Air Force goes after cyber deception technology

Network World

Specifically, Galois will develop its Prattle system for the Air Force. Galois describes Prattle as a system that generates traffic that misleads an attacker that has penetrated a network: making them doubt what they have learned, or to cause them to make mistakes that increase their likelihood of being detected sooner.

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