Tag: Featured

Federal, Policy

Sen. Cornyn signals GOP could tweak state and local deductions in final tax bill

December 7, 2017

Via: CNBC – Top News

Sen. John Cornyn, the No. 2 Senate Republican, signaled Thursday that the GOP could tweak its treatment of popular tax deductions in its final tax bill. The separate bills passed by the House and Senate scrap most state and local […]

Networking, Tech

Juniper launches network automation bots

December 7, 2017

Via: ZDnet

Juniper on Thursday announced Juniper Bots, a line of applications for its Contrail Cloud and AppFormix platforms that automate network management tasks and improve network analytics. Three bots will be available at launch: Contrail PeerBot, TestBot and HealthBot, and Juniper […]

Software, Tech

CIOs embrace SaaS-based TBM to quantify IT’s value

December 6, 2017

Via: CIO

CIOs have long struggled to quantify the value of IT services relative to production costs, a financial black box that sows distrust between the tech department and business divisions. As IT implements additional digital capabilities in service of the business, […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

100,000-strong botnet built on router 0-day could strike at any time

December 5, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Attackers have used an advanced new strain of the Mirai Internet-of-things malware to quietly amass an army of 100,000 home routers that could be used at any moment to wage Internet-paralyzing attacks, a researcher warned Monday. Botnet operators have been […]

Applications, Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

Pentagon boosts emerging tech spend

December 5, 2017

Via: FCW

The Department of Defense spent $7.4 billion in fiscal year 2017 on cloud computing, big data and artificial intelligence technologies, according to a recent report by public-sector contracting analytics firm Govini. That represents a 32 percent increase since 2012, with […]

Data Center, Infrastructure

Senate bill would establish new higher-ed data system by 2020

December 1, 2017

Via: FCW

A bipartisan bill would revamp the way the Department of Education collects higher education data and relies on an obscure cybersecurity method to protect student data The bill, introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and co-sponsored by Sens. Marco Rubio […]

Networking Security, Security

How CIOs can relieve the tension between security and network operations

November 30, 2017

Via: CIO

In almost every conversation I have with CIOs, a common theme comes up: how to get the silos within IT to work together. The relationships between the different groups vary, but the one that seems to have the most tension […]

Operations Security, Security

Apple releases a macOS security update to fix huge login security flaw

November 29, 2017

Via: Tech Crunch

Apple has just released a security update for macOS High Sierra and you should update right now (Apple will automatically push the security patch later today). This update fixes yesterday’s very concerning vulnerability that let anyone log into your Mac […]

Applications, Infrastructure

Federal website performance continues to lag

November 29, 2017

Via: FCW

Americans depend on more than 4,500 federal websites to access critical government services and information, but a report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation finds of 91 percent of the most popular agency websites are failing to perform well […]

Big Data, Tech

12 myths of data analytics debunked

November 27, 2017

Via: CIO

In IT, the bigger the hype, the greater the misconceptions, and data analytics is no exception. Analytics, one of the hottest facets of information technology today, can result in significant business gains, but misperceptions can get in the way of […]