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February 14, 2015    /    by

Opinion: White House Summit Missed a Larger Opportunity on Cybersecurity

The White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford University was a very good event with meaningful outcomes. But it could have been much more.

President Obama at Stanford University

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February 8, 2015    /    by

Indiana to Launch New IN-ISAC and Enhance Cyberdefense Programs

Unique Indiana state government partnership with Purdue University will also utilize private-sector expertise to defend state networks from next-generation cyberattacks. This breaking news demonstrates that cyberdefense is a top priority for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

Indiana CIO Paul Baltzell at Purdue University

Paul Baltzell talking with students at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Photo Credit: Graig Lubsen, Communications & Marketing Director, Indiana Office of Technology READ MORE

February 1, 2015    /    by

Cyber disruption: Is your government ready?

Governments around the globe are rushing to prepare for computer-generated threats that can cause real-world calamity to our way of life. And while opinions vary on the likelihood of human error causing a major crisis or hostile cyberthreats causing severe societal disruptions, few argue against being prepared. So how are leading governments getting ready for inevitable cyber emergencies?

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January 25, 2015    /    by

New Resolutions: Seven Team Building Actions for Government Leaders

As you think about resolutions for the coming year, or the next four years in government, don't forget your people. Here are seven important actions to consider.

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January 19, 2015    /    by

State of the Union: Ready for bipartisan cyber action

This should be the year that significant bipartisan progress is made on cybersecurity legislation, with new laws set to pass on issues ranging from data breach notification to sharing sensitive cyber intelligence between the public and private sectors. In fact, since President Obama and Republican congressional leaders can't agree on much else, cybersecurity action is moving to center stage.

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January 11, 2015    /    by

Virtual Reality Will Be More Than a Game Changer

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas drew huge crowds again this year, with audiences seeing, touching and enjoying the hottest new gadgets and technology. From cars that drive you to drones that are smart to 4K high-definition TVs, it was all there. But the biggest story of all, may be the virtual reality (VR) revolution. VR tools and devices will transform 21st century IT infrastructure.

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January 4, 2015    /    by

7 Essential IT Infrastructure Strategies that Customers Need Now

As we begin 2015, what do your customers really need from you? What is your government technology infrastructure plan of action for the coming year? Here are seven must-have strategies for enterprises to enable long-lasting innovation.

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December 28, 2014    /    by

The Top 15 Security Predictions for 2015

Predictions are everywhere. Most security companies now make them. As I examined 2015 lists and checked them twice, everyone is saying that our online situation will get worse. But how much worse? What surprises await us? Here's what technology experts are saying - along with my naughty and nice labels.

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December 21, 2014    /    by

2014: The year cyber danger doubled

Cybersecurity stories were more popular than ever in 2014, with the word 'cyber' showing up in front of topics ranging from security to shopping scams to global online attacks. But no matter how we rename, reclassify or reanalyze the data in cyberspace, it is clear that the dollars spent, problems encountered and attention given cyber has virtually doubled in 2014.

Dan Word Cloud 2014 Cyber

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December 14, 2014    /    by

Despite lower pay, how can successful leaders change culture in government?

Recent reports show that morale is low across the nation for government employees. Are there answers that can help even as public sector pay lags behind the private sector? Here's an example to consider.

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