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PODCAST: Rethinking Federal Agencies’ Cyber Security Efforts

To continue our focus on National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), we spoke with Randy Wood, vice president of U.S. Federal sales for F5 Networks, to get his take on today’s cyber threat landscape. Wood, recently wrote a piece on TechSource pointing to the growing seriousness of cyber threats. In this podcast, he tells us […]

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TechSource Editor

October 30, 2015

Cyber Security

Federal Agencies Under Cyber Attack: How to Identify and Stop Hidden Threats

A quick internet search exposes two recent and very serious agency attacks – Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff – in which tens of millions of personnel records were stolen and email systems were taken off line for more than a week. And the cyber attack methods, or vectors, […]

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Randy Wood

October 28, 2015

Cyber Security

NCSAM: Security Blind Spots in Government Systems

As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM #cyberaware), we know that user education is key to understanding our “shared responsibility” for securing our systems. Last month, at the “Spotting Cyber Blind Spots” panel during MeriTalk’s Cyber Security Brainstorm, a group of experts from federal agencies came together to discuss some of the hurdles […]

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TechSource Editor

October 26, 2015

Cyber Security

Mobility Making Gains at Federal Agencies; Security Continues to be Headache

Federal agencies are pursuing a variety of mobile strategies to give employees useful tools in the field and improve customer service, though security continues to be a challenge, according to panelists who participated in the recent Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC) Federal Mobile Computing Summit. An example given was that for the Veterinary Service’s […]

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TechSource Editor

October 22, 2015

Cyber Security  •  Mobility + End User Devices  •  Wireless

insider threats

NCSAM: Behavioral Analysis is Key to Fighting Insider Threats

As part of our National Cyber Security Awareness Month series on TechSource, we are asking our partners to provide readers with the latest thoughts and trends around today’s cyber security landscape.  In this latest piece, John Sellers of Lancope, offers a look at fighting insider threats. Addressing the dangers posed by insider threats to government […]

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John Sellers

October 20, 2015

Cyber Security

How to Make the Most of Your IT Investment (And Impress Your Boss!)

The call to “do more with less” is practically a mantra in business today. Like many departments, IT has faced dwindling budgets in recent years. But, for many, company standards for IT performance have not seen a similar decline. While this may seem like a catch 22, there are some tips and tricks to stretch […]

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Ali Din

October 15, 2015

Collaboration  •  Mobility + End User Devices  •  Wireless

Cyber Security Awareness and Diligence Needs to be Year-Round Effort

When it comes to securing your network, every organization should know most breaches and security incidents result from human error, so educating and training employees should be a top priority. As part of our “Shared Responsibility” series for National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), we invited Paul Christman, who oversees Dell Software’s federal organization, to […]

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TechSource Editor

October 13, 2015

Cyber Security

The Modern Enterprise Needs an Integrated Threat Defense

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month; a designation intended raise awareness about cyber security and increasing the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. Despite increasing awareness of the problem, global cyber attacks continue to proliferate. Not only are adversaries improving the speed and innovation with which they develop and […]

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TechSource Editor

October 6, 2015

Cyber Security

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month – Are you Staying Safe Online?

Today the 12th Annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) kicks off to remind everyone from individuals to organizations and businesses that staying safe on the Internet is our shared responsibility. After two years of highly publicized hacks and breaches, from Target to Sony to the OPM, it is a great reminder for all of […]

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TechSource Editor

October 1, 2015

Cyber Security  •  Digitization + IoT

Federal IT Spending: Pulling Out of the Death Spiral

The Federal government spends close to $100 billion each year on Information Technology (IT). That’s a lot more than the $80 billion figure that shows up in the President’s annual budget and reports from Deltek and others. The latter number only shows spending from the 24 so-called Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Act agencies. It does […]

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Alan P. Balutis

September 24, 2015

IT Modernization

PODCAST: Creating a Scalable IT Blueprint for Success at Federal Agencies

You wouldn’t build a house without a blueprint, so you shouldn’t start an IT overhaul, upgrade or change without one either. As we discuss getting back to basics and preparing to invest on TechSource, we’ve talked with our experts on creating an IT blueprint. Organizations must first understand their priorities and, in tandem, how employees […]

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TechSource Editor

September 10, 2015

IT Modernization

Part 2: Top Considerations for Selecting an On-Site Partner for your Federal Agency

In my last TechSource post, I shared four tips for federal agencies to consider when they are vetting outside IT contractors to provide active support of operational continuity. As agencies of all sizes know, it can be tough to choose from a multitude of contractors who are saying the same things: “Our difference is our […]

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Cindy Hamilton

September 2, 2015

IT Modernization  •  Managed Services

Part 1: Top Considerations for Selecting an On-Site Partner for your Federal Agency

Most federal agencies need the active support of IT contractors to supplement their staff and ensure continuity of operations. It can be tough to choose from the multitude of contractors, particularly when many of the proposals indicate the firms differentiate with similar characteristics.  Many will indicate they differentiate with people, process and technologies.” But do […]

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Cindy Hamilton

August 31, 2015

IT Modernization  •  Managed Services