Especially branded as malicious in the unclassified document is an application known as Carrier IQ. The DHS specifically advises the various branches of the government to install a mobile app dedicated to removing the perceived security threat posed by any instance of Carrier IQ existing on their device.
In an effort to find viable alternatives to the false security offered by passwords, a new U.S. government program is trying to find consensus on standards with leaders of private industry. The new National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) program was formed early in 2011 with limited funding but ambitious objectives.
Microsoft has released SDL Threat Modeling Tool 3, a tool used to model, analyze, track and mitigate security vulnerabilities early in the application’s design process.