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In July, Government Technology magazine went to the 2012 Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas to find out what happens at one of the world’s hottest security conferences.

We asked security pros what government agencies can do to deal with some of today’s most pressing security problems. Work force education and basic security visibility were two ingredients for success that they mentioned.

Hilton Collins, Staff Writer Hilton Collins  |  GT Staff Writer

By day, Hilton Collins is a staff writer for Government Technology and Emergency Management magazines who covers sustainability, cybersecurity and disaster management issues. By night, he’s a sci-fi/fantasy fanatic, and if he had to choose between comic books, movies, TV shows and novels, he’d have a brain aneurysm. He can be reached at and on @hiltoncollins on Twitter.