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Category: Cyber Security


At RSA, the Human Element was Front and Center

Amid so much talk of automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, what emerged from this year’s RSA Conference was actually the importance of the human element. There was significant discussion around the democratization of cyber security. This is no longer a practice limited to technical professionals trained in computer science. Today it’s important for […]

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Rob Chee

March 27, 2020

Cyber Security

Trust No One: Security in the Age of Mobility

The day-to-day life of a federal worker is changing. A federal claims agent processing Medicare requests must access information housed in multiple offices, agencies and devices. A field scientist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service might need to pull complex data on trout migration trends while in the field, which may be a remote […]

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Rob Chee

February 19, 2020

Cyber Security

Better Data Access, Speed, Security and Correlation are Key to the Digital Air Force of the Future

In the military-wide race to innovate and stay ahead, the U.S. Air Force is looking to develop and synchronize the latest agile, dynamic cyber/IT capabilities. Service leaders know the key to achieving digital battlefield success is only through connecting, sharing and learning with industry as well as other service branches, agencies and coalition partners. At […]

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John Odey

January 21, 2020

Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization

Don’t Panic! As Long as You Have a Data Recovery Plan in Place

Whether your data resides in a public or private cloud, data center or other storage device, composing a plan to protect and recover data is essential for any organization, especially federal agencies, who could be seen as high value targets for cyber attackers. The federal government reported 35,277 cyber incidents in 2018—a 14 percent increase […]

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Rob Chee

December 9, 2019

Cyber Security

Are Security and Visibility Still Slowing Your Cloud Migration? Here’s Your Solution.

Cloud spending in government is reaching an all-time high, expecting to reach $9.1B by 2024. While agencies are eager to reduce their infrastructure footprint, lower overall operational costs and more nimbly support technology users by moving to the cloud, they often hesitate due to perceived loss of control over access to their data, and what […]

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Rob Chee

October 23, 2019

Cloud  •  Cyber Security

Our Connected World: The Evolution of Endpoint Security

While technological advancements like mobile, cloud and virtualization have all enhanced the way agencies deliver on their missions, they’ve also created a much broader and more dangerous threat landscape. With more and more devices and systems connecting to networks daily, the security conversation has changed dramatically. With every step toward innovation, we need also to […]

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Rob Chee

October 21, 2019

Cyber Security

NIST Provides Roadmap for AI Agency Adoption

Federal agencies are looking to artificial intelligence (AI) as a path toward bolstering everything from data processing and cyber security to automation and networking. But like many technologies, AI raises some questions about best practices and implementation. In response to this need for a more defined, codified approach to AI-adoption, the National Institute for Standards […]

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TechSource Editor

September 30, 2019

Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization  •  Networking

Harnessing Relevant Technology and Innovation for the Digital Air Force

At the annual Air Force Information Technology & Cyberpower (AFITC) Education and Training event in late August 2019, a key theme for U.S. Air Force (USAF) leadership was the need for a Digital Air Force to enable the future of multi-domain warfighting operations. For the Air Force to continue to compete, deter  and win in […]

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John Odey

September 19, 2019

Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization

Cyber Security: The Eggs in the Cake Batter, Not the Frosting on Top

Imagine a scenario where an employee at an information-rich agency like the IRS or DOJ opens an email that looks like it’s from their manager or a colleague, but instead of taking them to a safe website, when they click on the link it downloads malware onto their laptop. The infected computer, running on an […]

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Juergen Bayer

September 5, 2019

Cyber Security

Automation, Networking and Software-Defined Everything: Three Takeaways from Cisco Live

The Cisco Live event in San Diego last month provided incredible insight into the evolution of networking technology and how it’s moving forward. The event provided an opportunity to not only experience the most cutting-edge technologies, but also talk with incredibly smart people about what innovative solutions are now available for our federal clients. From […]

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Ryan Wolfe

July 24, 2019

Cyber Security  •  Networking  •  Software-defined Networking

Art of War 2.0: Internet of “Battlespace” Things Demand World-Class Security from Trusted Partners

Though never envisioned by Sun Tzu in The Art of War, our nation’s enemies are now turning to advanced cyber security threats as one of their latest weapons targeting Internet of “Battlefield” Things (IoBT), defined as nearly everything connected to a network within our military’s defense arsenal. On this front, “choose your partners carefully” is […]

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Donald Rye

June 18, 2019

Cyber Security  •  Data Center  •  IT Modernization

Industry Must Step Up to Help Secure DoD Technology

More than any other agency in the federal government, the Department of Defense (DoD) faces incredible challenges when it comes to cyber security. The problem: our warfighters should be able to use the most cutting-edge technology, but they need to make sure systems and devices are protected against bad actors and nation states. In February, […]

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Rob Chee

May 7, 2019

Cyber Security

What Did 2018 Teach Us About Cyber Security?

Cyberattacks in 2018 ran the gamut. We saw threats hiding out in compromised systems to steal computing power and information, and we saw them on an international stage, taking down the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. Some of last year’s most impactful cyber threats, as outlined in Cisco’s February 2019 Threat Report, offer us […]

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Rob Chee

April 23, 2019

Cyber Security