April 5, 2015    /    by

Seven Ways to Gain Support for Cyber Programs in Government

Are you having trouble getting the needed resources for your cybersecurity program or key projects in government? Is staffing, funding or gaining executive support not adequate to get the job done right? Do you want to strengthen your influence and trust with management? While there are no easy answers, these ideas may help.

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March 29, 2015    /    by

Enterprises Prepare for Windows 10: Microsoft IE to Become New Legacy Replacement

Just as many government organizations wrap up enterprise XP migrations a year after initially planned, it's time to start ramping up another major infrastructure effort. Microsoft Windows 10 will be arriving this summer. What new features are coming and is it time to prepare your strategic upgrade plan?

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March 22, 2015    /    by

Oakland University Cyber Summit: A Unique, Inspiring Model Run by the Students

On Friday, March 20, 2015, CyberOU, the student cybersecurity club at Oakland University, held its second annual Cyber Summit in Michigan. Here's why CyberOU is a student-run organization for others around the world to emulate.

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March 15, 2015    /    by

How Do the Technology Leaders at the Port of Portland Protect Sensitive Data?

We are continuing a series of educational interviews with state and local government technology and security leaders around the nation. This week we visit an intriguing local government in the Pacific Northwest part of the country to learn more about its overall mission and how it keeps customer data safe.

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March 7, 2015    /    by

Missouri Technology Leaders Share Cyberprotection Strategies

What cybersecurity priorities, challenges, actions and plans are Missouri's CIO and CISO working on right now?

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March 1, 2015    /    by

FCC Ruling on Net Neutrality: What's Next?

By a 3-to-2 vote along party lines, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed new rules on Net neutrality last week. The rules establish the Internet as a utility, but court battles loom before the FCC actions can take effect. Here's what happened, a summary of the news coverage, what it all means, reaction from different sources and what is likely to happen next.


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February 23, 2015    /    by

Governors' Briefing on Cybersecurity: People are Everything

'States Leading on Cybersecurity' was the name of session at National Governors Association (NGA) Annual Winter Meeting on Sunday. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson addressed looming DHS shutdown impacts as well as federal / state opportunities to work together to share cyberthreats and other critical information across the public and private sectors.

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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.

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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.

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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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