October 2016

New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell

Massive Connectedness: Formal Structures Emerge to Take on Cyberthreats

Key players across the nation are forming alliances to ensure that when new cyberthreats emerge, all relevant participants can be prepared to act.

Can Security Awareness Training Change Behavior and Reduce Risk?

CIOs and CISOs realize that human error is perhaps the biggest weakness in any information security program -- but proper training may condition employees not to click or open anything that looks remotely suspicious.

Scaling Down Security: How Local Cyberleaders Are Approaching Today’s Threats

A smaller staff and a smaller budget don’t lessen the cybersecurity burden. Here’s what leaders at the local level are doing to protect their IT environments.

Cyber-Exposure: Government Lags Private Sector in Buying Cyberinsurance

More governments are protecting their IT assets with cyberinsurance. Here’s what you need to know when considering a policy.

Cyber-Exposure: The Value of Cyberinsurance Goes Beyond Compensation

Having cyberinsurance means not only offsetting the monetary risk, but also better responding to the breach.

Cyber-Exposure: No Standard Cyberinsurance Policy for Government Exists

While offsetting the cost of a data breach is the most common coverage for cyberinsurance, policies may cover physical cyber-risks as well, such as the danger of attacks on utilities and medical facilities, and property damage and injury from cyberattacks.

Legislating Cybersecurity: Breaches Grab Lawmakers’ Attention

It often takes a data breach for lawmakers to pass significant legislation around cybersecurity.

Legislating Cybersecurity: Lawmakers Recognize Their Responsibility with Cyberthreats

Legislators who take the time to study cybersecurity issues and ask tough questions of CIOs and CISOs are still the exception rather than the rule. But that may be changing.

Cybersecurity Strategies

3 Ways to Better Predict the Future in Your Enterprise

Data can help governments solve specific problems and prepare for major events.

Four Questions

Why CIOs Must Think Beyond Technology

Government Technology caught up with Benny Chacko, CIO of the Los Angeles County Probation Department, who discussed the importance of understanding your agency’s unique business needs and thinking beyond technology.


InFocus Corp.'s Mondopad Allows for Brainstorming on Shared Whiteboard

Plus, the Xerox WorkCentre 3345 Multifunction Printer operates at up to 42 pages per minute.

Data Points

If Only One U.S. City Wins the Smart City Race, the Whole Nation Loses

Just as it would not make sense to only fund bridges and highways in one city in the United States, it makes no sense to limit investment in the sensors, systems and networks needed to build smart cities to a single location.

GovGirl on Social

3 Ways to Make Social Media in Government a Team Effort

Here are some tips to get all staff members involved in your agency’s social media efforts.

Becoming Data Smart

A Five-Point Plan to Cultivate Citizen Support for Tech Initiatives

The first (and most obvious) thread in cultivating citizen support is to incorporate the quality, quantify and usability of open data.


University of Michigan Students Win American Solar Challenge

Plus, a California utility and smart thermostat company partner on energy conservation.


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