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Category: Cyber Security


Proliferation of IoT Continues to Shape Cyber Security Best Practices

Anybody who’s set up a home router has an opinion on the future of cyber security. From state-sponsored threats to bad workplace cyber hygiene, there are a million ways to explain why 2018 will be a trying year for cyber security experts. With all the predictions undoubtedly swirling in your head, we’d like to offer […]

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Rob Chee

March 30, 2018

Cyber Security  •  Digitization + IoT

Interoperability is Key to Managing Government Cyber Security

While cyber attacks are getting more complex, with both rogue actors and nation states looking for ways to breach government security, federal agencies—similar to the private sector—are facing a shortage of cyber security talent. Agencies are dealing with this reality every day, and that makes it incredibly difficult for them to fill in the talent […]

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Will Ash

March 14, 2018

Cyber Security

Collaboration is Key to Developing the Modern Worker’s Notebook

Notebooks are not a one-size-fits-all product. With the workforce becoming increasingly mobile, the need for a portable device that can collaborate with different systems and communications applications is greater than ever. These realities are especially true for federal agencies whose workers service specific missions not only across the country but also all over the world. […]

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Larren Kingsford

With New Technology Comes New Cyber Security Responsibilities

Cloud computing has revolutionized the way we do business. There’s no doubt that how we work now is built around the efficiencies and mobility afforded by the cloud. While the adoption of cloud has brought incredible benefits to government, like any new technology it comes with shifting standards for cyber security. Because of this, it’s […]

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Rob Chee

March 5, 2018

Cloud  •  Cyber Security  •  Digitization + IoT  •  Managed Services  •  Mobility + End User Devices  •  Wireless

Confused By the Federal Government’s Risk Management Framework?

The rules and regulations of federal IT contracting can be confusing, to say the least. From the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), it’s easy to inadvertently leave a box unchecked. At Iron Bow, we work within these guidelines […]

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Brent White

February 21, 2018

Cyber Security

Fearful of Losing Your Private Data? Check Out These Tips For Safeguarding Your Most Important Information

Thirty-seven years ago, well before the internet and decades prior to the millions of connected devices we use today, 50 countries got the idea to make sure private data wasn’t being used for malicious purposes. The countries sat together on that day in January 1981 and signed Convention 108—the first to protect the right to privacy […]

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TechSource Editor

February 21, 2018

Cyber Security  •  Data Center

Managed Services Are Changing the Way Government Does Business

The rapid evolution of technology combined with shrinking budgets and overworked IT staff makes managed services an ideal solution for government agencies experiences these challenges. Through a managed services model, agencies can use a experienced service provider like Iron Bow to customize and manage a highly agile IT plan. This means agencies don’t have to […]

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Jim Smid and Josh Finke

February 21, 2018

Cyber Security

Cyber Security Starts in the Workplace

Good workplace cyber security hygiene can mean the difference between an attempted attack and a massive data breach. A recent Dell End-User Security Survey found that 72 percent of workers are willing to share confidential company information without relying on the organization’s data security rules. Even one instance of bad actors phishing for this kind […]

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Rob Chee

November 6, 2017

Cyber Security  •  Mobility + End User Devices  •  Wireless

Moving to the Cloud Warrants a Fresh Look at Cyber Security

As federal agencies move to adopt a cloud-first strategy and reduce their reliance on government-owned data centers, IT managers should be rethinking the way they deal with cyber security. The cloud offers a multitude of benefits including more agile and efficient networks, but when you modernize away from traditional data centers, you move into a […]

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John Chirhart

October 27, 2017

Cloud  •  Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization  •  Managed Services

Collaboration + Cloud = Better Federal Efficiency, Security and Budgeting

Federal agencies don’t always have the time or money to take on cloud adoption. The cost, complexity and security concerns of rolling out cloud-based applications often act as a barrier for those without the resources to implement and manage a solution. But that doesn’t mean agencies should abandon hope, especially since cloud adoption can actually […]

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Josh Finke

October 6, 2017

Cloud  •  Collaboration  •  Cyber Security

Four Trends to Consider Before Developing a Cyber Security Plan

With the threat of cyber attacks rapidly evolving, federal agencies need to ensure they have a security foundation in place that allows the flexibility to adapt quickly. That means keeping an eye on trends to make sure they’re procuring solutions that can be easily integrated into their existing systems. The difficulty for agencies is acknowledging […]

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Rob Chee

October 4, 2017

Cyber Security  •  Networking  •  Software-defined Networking

Focus on Your Mission By Leaving Device Management to As-a-Service Offerings

IT procurement models are rapidly evolving to meet today’s changing technology needs. To keep ahead of tech trends, agencies are moving away from more permanent IT investments. This is where the growing trend of as-a-service offerings comes into play. Device-as-a-Service (DaaS) brings together a fleet of any type of device and a set of services […]

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Tami Beach

June 28, 2017

Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization  •  Managed Services

Three Key Ways to Keep Information Safe from Hackers

The increasing number of devices and systems connecting to our organization’s network, combined with the growing complexity of applications, is changing the security conversation dramatically. It’s no longer a question of if but when the network will be breached. Traditional cyber firewalls can no longer be relied on as the sole means of protection.  Organizations […]

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Rob Chee

June 19, 2017

Cyber Security