ICYMI: AWS announces secret cloud region for CIA and federal agencies; data disinformation and IoT; Facebook struggles to secure itself; FAFSA data gold mine.
ICYMI: Are SecOps centers doing enough, NDAA pushes more cyber oversight, IT Modernization Bill heads to President, Twitter Trolls, and smart cyber behaviors.
A number of NetCentrics employees recently gathered with the Red Cross and Women Veterans Interactive (WVI) to assemble several hundred Totes of Hope for women veterans who are either homeless, in a shelter, or in the hospital. Each tote contained personal care supplies to provide comfort for those in need – towels, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes – as well as a hand-written note of encouragement.
Four cybersecurity considerations for Federal CIOs and CISOs moving their organization to the cloud By Colby Proffitt Just seven years ago, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) mandated that federal agencies default to cloud-based solutions, when available, and adopt a cloud first policy when considering new information technology purchases. This mandate is aligned with […]
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.
With the Modernizing Government Technology Act heading to passage as part of the final National Defense Authorization Act and the administration’s pending release of its IT Modernization report, it’s a matter of when — not if — federal agencies will modernize. Given that, it’s important that the government and industry understand what IT modernization really means and how it can be achieved. Here are five considerations that federal agencies and CIOs should think about.
ICYMI: Insider threats, Hack Back Bill, cyber threats and security analytics, spammers and blockchain, OPM cybersecurity progress, and the cost of cybersecurity.
Edris Amiryar, a leading subject matter expert in the Information Technology field with a concentration in enterprise infrastructure management, monitoring, and security, has recently published an article in Tripwire titled, “Hybrid Cloud and the Modern Data Center – is Your Organization Already There?” In his piece, Ed offers five recommendations and considerations for a smooth and successful transition to a hybrid cloud setup.
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