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Category: Cyber Security


Transforming Legacy Systems: Where Cloud and Processing Power Intersect

The “Journey to the Cloud” describes a wholesale shift in the technology, operation, and administration of the modern data, in ways not seen since server architectures were fundamentally redrawn with the introduction of the microcomputer, in the 1980s. This change means that the traditional three tier data center era, of separately managed server, storage and […]

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Jason Lamb

September 12, 2018

Cloud  •  Collaboration  •  Cyber Security  •  Data Center

Printers: The Overlooked Entryway Into Your Network

Computers, smartphones and tablets—we know these devices are susceptible to cyber attacks and, as a result, take incredible caution to lock them down and cordon them off from cyber criminals. But have you also considered that large device that whirs and flashes as it scans, copies and prints valuable internal information? Your printer is also […]

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Michael Howard

August 20, 2018

Cyber Security

Protecting Government Data in the Age of Ransomware

According to a February report by Dell Technologies and Secureworks, cyber security researchers saw 200 new ransomware variants in 2016—a 122 percent increase from the previous year. Ransomware sent out by a malicious actor infects a user’s device and encrypts their data. The attacker then threatens to block access to the data unless a ransom is paid. […]

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Emmett Kaczmarek

August 8, 2018

Cyber Security

Connectivity is Key: Three Takeaways from Cisco Live 2018

Emerging technologies are redefining what’s possible for government. Not just the technologies themselves, but also their interconnected capabilities and the analytics they can provide. Collaboration and connectedness emerged as the central themes during this year’s annual Cisco Live in Orlando. Attendees got a look into how connected tech can enable organizations, including federal agencies, to […]

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Josh Finke

July 5, 2018

Collaboration  •  Cyber Security  •  Managed Services

Tangled: Figuring Out Where Wireless Fits

Wireless networks that stretch through hundreds or even thousands of square feet of agency office space can be complicated at best and downright baffling at worst. When federal workers require access to information quickly or need a solid connection to video conference with a colleague, a properly set up and managed wireless network can mean […]

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Greg Gordon

June 20, 2018

Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization  •  Networking  •  Wireless

Industry Can Bridge the IT Gap Between Intelligence and Defense Communities

As cyber missions become a routine part of our military strategy, the intelligence community (IC) and warfighters need to find common ground in order to produce the strongest cyber force in the world. The federal government doesn’t have to take on this task alone. The private sector can play a big role in bridging that […]

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Chris Cleary

May 22, 2018

Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization

The Theory of Everything: IT Environments in a Connected World

Every spring, Iron Bow gathers for its Annual Engineering Summit, where all technical and engineering staff are brought together along with leading OEMs to present, discuss and share best practices on newest products, programs and cutting-edge solutions. Although our core capabilities are are tackled and managed in what we all our Practice Teams. After three […]

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Rob Chee & Greg Stemberger

Security is Critical, but Compliance is Required: How Agencies Can Address Both

Last year, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released an updated set of digital identity guidelines called Special Publication (SP) 800-63-3. The updates provide recommendations to agencies for preventing fraud, unauthorized network access and, most importantly, cyber risk. By June 2018, agencies are expected to increase and enhance their use of multi-factor authentication among […]

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George DeLisle

May 11, 2018

Cyber Security

VDI: Bringing the Workspace to Workplace

At Iron Bow’s recent Engineering Summit, I extolled the virtues of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). From faster IT deployment to lower maintenance costs, VDI is driving workplace transformation in the private and public sectors. To the uninitiated, VDI can seem daunting. It’s easy to get lost in the tech terminology and difficult to understand a […]

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Troy Massey

May 3, 2018

Cyber Security

Micro-segmentation: The Path to More Efficient and Effective Network Security

With the cyber security threat landscape getting bigger by the second, every security professional wants to limit their network’s attack surface. Current physical networks and traditional firewalls may prove that task difficult as bad actors find more and more ways to exploit the legacy technology. Fortunately, if you’re deploying a software-defined network or working with […]

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TechSource Editor

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