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It’s been seven years since the Office of Management and Budget mandated that federal agencies adopt a cloud-first policy, yet it’s no surprise this major change is still a work in progress. While the cloud brings benefits, security remains a particular area of concern, because it’s not always clear who’s responsible for securing what. Before moving to the cloud, there are several things that federal CIOs and CISOs should consider.

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Colby Proffitt, a Senior Analyst for NetCentrics Corporation, was recently published in the United States Cyber Security Magazine. In his article titled Cyber Deterrence and Active Cyber Defense, Proffitt explains that effective deterrence must be legally viable, technically capable, and strategically aligned to policy. He then identifies the principles and challenges of deterrence, and explains that a combination of deterrence and active cyber defense can be an effective approach for defending against the rise of nation-state attacks.

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Colby Proffitt, a Senior Analyst for NetCentrics Corporation, has published an article in Tripwire titled Protecting Critical Infrastructure in the Age of IoT. In his article, Colby highlights the cyber challenges and risks of IoT, and acknowledges the need to implement standards and best practices for a unified, fortified front against cyber adversaries. Colby then offers five recommendations for both government and industry to consider as a means to combat cyber adversaries and protect critical infrastructure, including networks, systems and data, without barring the benefits and use of new technology on those networks.

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