Cyber Weekly Roundup – December 1, 2017

ICYMI: Rep. Graves: ‘Active defense’ bill will launch a new industry; DOD exposed data stored in massive AWS buckets; AWS unveils security monitoring service; FBI, DHS Warn of Hacker Mercenaries Funded by Nation-States; and, Will new breach reporting rules make defense firms more secure?

NetCentrics partners with the Red Cross and Women Veterans Interactive for Totes of Hope

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.

How to move to the cloud and keep your data secure once it’s there

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 […]

Who’s really responsible for cloud security?

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.

5 things to think about when modernizing agency IT

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.

NetCentrics’ Cloud Expert on Hybrid Cloud & the Modern Data Center

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.

Cyber Weekly Roundup – November 3, 2017

ICYMI: Lawmakers increasingly cautious about IoT, User password habits, Lawmakers push for chief data officers in every agency in new bill, and how Blockchain is helping e-commerce businesses protect their data.

Cyber Weekly Roundup – October 27, 2017

ICYMI: time to stop blaming organizations for being breached, 1 in 4 emails that appear to be .gov addresses are phishing attempts, the cyber peace corps, bad rabbit malware may be the next global ransomware attack, and the cyber arms race.