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Networking Security, Security

DHS mandates new security standards for federal networks

October 17, 2017

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security is requiring agencies to use new email and web security guidelines that address man-in-the-middle attacks. A binding operational directive from DHS gives federal agencies 90 days to implement a pair of tools, Domain-based Message Authentication […]


Federal, Policy

The GOP’s tax reform Bermuda Triangle

October 10, 2017

Via: CNBC – Top News

Cutting taxes sounds like an easy win for a Republican Party enjoying unified control of the federal government. But at the moment, they’re struggling. Not just struggling to scrounge up concurrent majorities for a tax bill but struggling to reach […]


Federal, Policy

DHS moves ahead on financial system amid questions from Congress

October 2, 2017

Via: FCW

Three days after a congressional panel probed delays and overspending by the Department of Homeland Security on financial management systems modernization, the agency is out with a near-final request for proposals for plans for the system. The solicitation that went […]


Federal, Policy

DHS adds social media to immigration files

September 28, 2017

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security announced Sept. 18 that it was adding social media and other public-facing information to its immigration records. The move has generated alarm among privacy activists and generated a flurry of comments in the normally sleepy […]


Federal, Policy

House Oversight leaders want answers on White House email

September 26, 2017

Via: FCW

The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee wants answers on White House officials’ reported use of private email accounts to conduct official business. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) wrote a letter Sept. 25 to senior adviser to […]


Federal, Policy

Trump Questions Facebook’s Decision to Turn Over 3,000 Ads to the Committee Investigating Russian Interference

September 22, 2017

Via: Fortune

U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter early on Friday to call out another social network: Facebook. Trump questioned the world’s largest social network’s decision, announced Thursday afternoon, to hand over more than 3,000 advertisements believed to be tied to […]


Federal, Policy

Europe says “all options on table” for taxing tech giants

September 15, 2017

Via: Tech Crunch

The European Commission is preparing a list of legal options on how to make digital multinationals such as Amazon, Facebook and Google pay more tax, Reuters reports. The paper is being prepared for an EU summit taking place on September […]


Networking Security, Security

3 Tips for Making Better Investments in Security

September 15, 2017

Via: InformationWeek

Information security’s role is becoming more strategic, but its approach to making investment decisions hasn’t kept pace. To better align security investments with enterprise strategy, IT and security leaders must stay focused on the right risks, add rigor to decision […]


Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

Cloud Computing Spurs Hybrid Architecture Adoption

September 14, 2017

Via: InformationWeek

Cloud computing is transforming the way enterprises approach IT. The shift started with SaaS applications and is now rapidly sweeping through the data center with a growing focus on hybrid cloud initiatives. A recent Evaluator Group survey of enterprise IT […]


Featured

Google Cloud Platform: Internet Gets Faster

September 3, 2017

Via: Michael Boyd

Both organizations and everyday users are always glad to hear the internet is speeding up. Thanks to Google’s engineers – or rather their new congestion control algorithm, the Google Cloud Platform can achieve higher bandwidths and lower latencies for internet […]