February 8, 2014    /    by

After Target breach: Get ready for credit cards with chips and PINs (or EMV cards)

Yes, federal, state and local governments are impacted.

Chase credit card

After the major Target and Neiman Marcus security incidents, everyone is talking about data breaches – and rightfully so. READ MORE

January 30, 2014    /    by

Look to Israel for new cybersecurity ideas, innovation, partnerships and inspiration

CyberTech 2014 demonstrates disruptive tech solutions

On Monday, January 27, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took the stage as the opening keynote speaker at the CyberTech 2014 conference in Tel Aviv, Israel. However, the words that he said and the conference which he lead, offered a vital message to the public and private sectors in the USA and around the world. Federal, state and local governments need to pay attention to the remarkable accomplishments unfolding on the other side of the world. READ MORE

January 18, 2014    /    by

The 2013 National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP)

Why it matters to a community near you.

Power Lines

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January 12, 2014    /    by

A mission for big data in government: How hyper-personalization can transform customer service

What do we really do with all that data we collect in government? The answer must be to improve customer service and provide a radical transformation in the way governments interact with residents. Anything less will bring big problems. Here's why.

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January 5, 2014    /    by

Can computer security be easier? It depends

Quick Pop Quiz: Don't worry, this will be easy.

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December 28, 2013    /    by

14 Predictions on Government IT for 2014

7 Predictions for optimists and 7 predictions for pessimists for government IT in 2014.

Predictions 2014

As we head into 2014, there has never been a greater divergence between the optimists and pessimists in society on a wide range of issues. Government technology, infrastructure and cybersecurity topics are no exception to this wide-ranging online debate regarding our future. READ MORE

December 22, 2013    /    by

More bandwidth please: Why consumer trust is at stake in the battle for control of Internet's pipes

New global fiber, with faster pipes, and end-to-end deliver, owned by tech giants like Google, are a central part of the plan to deliver trust.

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December 15, 2013    /    by

Reviewing 2013 cyber news: Snowden is the top story

2013 was another eventful year in the brief history of cyberspace - with more online holiday shopping, more spear-phishing, some big government project failures and more virtual surprises than ever before.

Snowden demonstrationCredit: Associated Press/J. Scott Applewhite

  2013 was another eventful year in the brief history of cyberspace - with more online holiday shopping, more spear-phishing, some big technology successes, a few government project failures and more virtual surprises than ever before. READ MORE

December 10, 2013    /    by

The Top 2014 Government IT Headache: Windows XP Migration

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As 2014 priority lists are drawn up for government technology teams around the world, migrating off of the Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system is at or near the top of the list for many public-sector organizations. The problem is that too many organizations aren’t ready and will miss the April 8, 2014 end of life deadline for XP migration. READ MORE

November 29, 2013    /    by

What's next for mobile payments?

A few years back, experts predicted that the smartphone would replace the wallet by now. The trouble is, most of these predictions were way too optimistic.

Google Wallet

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