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PODCAST: Looking Back at 2016: Cyber Security Trends in Review

Today on TechSource, we sit down with Rob Chee, Technical Director of the Cyber Security Practice at Iron Bow Technologies to get his perspectives on some of the biggest cyber security trends and challenges he saw in 2016. Chee says this year cloud security gained a lot of adoption with more and more organizations moving […]

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TechSource Editor

December 13, 2016

Cloud  •  Cyber Security  •  Digitization + IoT

PODCAST: Looking Back at 2016: Top Trends from IT Modernization to Big Data

As the year comes to a close, we thought we’d sit down with Jim Smid, Chief Technology Officer at Iron Bow Technologies, to take a look back and get his perspective on some of the biggest IT trends from 2016. IT modernization and big data were both huge priorities across the federal IT sector. According […]

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TechSource Editor

November 29, 2016

Big Data & Analytics  •  Data Center  •  IT Modernization

Taking a Strategic Approach, Federal Agencies Embrace Hybrid Cloud

Earlier this month at the MeriTalk conference on cloud, federal agency IT leaders agreed that a hybrid approach to cloud was the best of both worlds.  In many cases cloud adoption was pushed by the need for mobility and security, initially without a holistic strategy in place. Now agencies are realizing that embracing a hybrid […]

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TechSource Editor

November 21, 2016

Cloud  •  Mobility + End User Devices  •  Wireless

The DYN Attacks – A New Wave of Cybercrimes?

A new wave of cybercrimes entered the scene a few weeks ago and shook the Internet. Last month, the domain name service provider Dyn fell victim to a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) crime – an attack which occurs when multiple compromised systems, often infected with a Trojan are used to target a single system causing a Denial of […]

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TechSource Editor

November 9, 2016

Cyber Security

The Last Layer of Defense for NCASM

As National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) comes to a close, we look back at some of the topics covered on TechSource like how NCSAM has changed since its inception in 2003, ways to keep the upcoming election safe as it relates to cyber and best practices within the healthcare industry.  One area we haven’t […]

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TechSource Editor

November 2, 2016

Cyber Security

Best Practices for Healthcare Organizations to Manage Cyber Threats

Each year, during National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), we reach out to our partners and ask them about the significance of current cyber security efforts. Earlier this month we featured Cisco’s Chief Trust Officer, John Stewart, discussing the evolution of NCSAM and what the future holds, and Cris Thomas, strategist at Tenable, wrote a […]

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TechSource Editor

October 27, 2016

Cyber Security

Strategies for Protecting and Managing Cyber Threats

Now in its 13th year National Cyber Security Awareness (NCASM) continues to educate users, small and medium sized organizations and others on the importance of cyber security education and best practices. This year, its more important than ever as our world becomes more connected with the Internet of Everything (IoE) security conversations happen everywhere from […]

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TechSource Editor

October 25, 2016

Cyber Security  •  Digitization + IoT

Keeping Our Voting Systems Secure

Editors Note: Each year, during National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), we reach out to our partners and ask them about the significance of current cyber security efforts. Cris Thomas, strategist at Tenable, helps clients understand how to apply the unique advantages of continuous monitoring as well as how to meet compliance and security challenges. […]

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Cris Thomas

October 13, 2016

Cyber Security

Sharing the Responsibility of Cyber Security Now and In the Future

Editors Note: Each year, during National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), we reach out to our partners and ask them about the significance of current cyber security efforts. In this piece, John Stewart, Senior Vice President, Chief Security and Trust Officer, who formed and leads Cisco’s Security and Trust Organization, writes about the evolution of […]

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TechSource Editor

October 6, 2016

Cyber Security

Federal Agencies Embrace IT Modernization for Greater Agility

Moving federal IT systems into the 21st century allows federal agencies to embrace the benefits of flexible and agile IT including cost effectiveness and efficiencies. These are just a few of the drivers behind the push towards IT modernization, which is gaining the attention of Congress. In fact, the House recently voted unanimously for a […]

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TechSource Editor

September 28, 2016

Cloud  •  Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization  •  Mobility + End User Devices  •  Wireless

Say Goodbye to Legacy Systems, An Upgrade is Coming

Recently, Federal CIO Tony Scott told an audience at the 2016 Brocade Federal Forum that agencies need to shift away from maintaining old, legacy systems and focus on modernizing IT systems for greater flexibility and agility. According to Scott, 80 percent of its $80B annual budget is spent on old systems. He has proposed $3.1B […]

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TechSource Editor

September 21, 2016

IT Modernization

Why Securing Your Printers Matters for Government

Imagine you walk into your agency Monday morning to find the place in utter chaos. You quickly learn that a cyberhacker has infiltrated your agency’s IT systems and frozen every program and system. Access to financial systems: gone. Access to contract records: gone. Access to email: gone. Access to all of the documents and data […]

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TechSource Editor

September 20, 2016

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IT Modernization: Building Blocks for a Future-Ready Workforce

This month on TechSource we focused on IT modernization and the impact on helping federal agencies create more flexible, agile environments to meet their mission. We recently asked out partners for their thoughts on agencies that are seeking to take the leap and move along with the ever-changing nature of information technology. Steve Harris, VP […]

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TechSource Editor

September 19, 2016

IT Modernization