Tag: government

Operations Security, Policy, Security, State & Local

Arizona hires cybersecurity firm to manage risk across state government

April 10, 2018

Via: StateScoop

Arizona announced Monday that it will use a single cybersecurity firm to monitor and manage the risks to computer systems in all 133 state agencies. The company, RiskSense, is based in neighboring New Mexico and was chosen over other potential […]

Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

TIC still tripping up agencies’ cloud modernization efforts

April 3, 2018

Via: FCW

The federal government is pushing to modernize its IT infrastructure of several fronts, but agencies are still struggling with conflicting goals like cloud adoption, telework policies and Trusted Internet Connection compliance. At a March 15 event hosted by CA Technologies, […]

Federal, Policy

FTC confirms probe into Facebook data misuse scandal

March 26, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has confirmed it’s investigating Facebook’s privacy practices in light of the data misuse scandal currently engulfing the company. In a statement regarding reported concerns about Facebook’s privacy practices today, Tom Pahl, acting director of the […]

Networking Security, Security

Why CDM vendors need more flexibility

March 20, 2018

Via: FCW

The first two phases of the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation program have helped government agencies deploy foundational cybersecurity solutions for real-time visibility and continuous network monitoring to identify vulnerabilities, reduce risk, ensure compliance and respond to […]

Policy, State & Local

Dallas fishes for a chief innovation officer

March 8, 2018

Via: StateScoop

The trend of fostering innovation in government is thriving in Dallas city government, where a job posting for a “chief innovation officer” is scheduled to close next week. The city says in the posting that it seeks someone “able to […]

Software, Tech

Intelligo is using AI to make background checks relevant again

March 6, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

To realize that the background check industry needs an overhaul look no further than the backlog of 700,000 background checks faced by the federal agency that handles all background checks for sensitive government positions. This backlog has essentially rendered background […]

Attacks & Breaches, Federal, Policy, Security

Lack of funding exposes US federal agencies to high data breach risks

February 22, 2018

Via: ZDnet

US federal agencies suffer the highest volume of data breaches out of government agencies worldwide and budgets are part of the problem, new research suggests. On Thursday, cybersecurity firm Thales, in conjunction with analyst firm 451 Research, revealed the results […]

Federal, Policy

Trump signs massive spending deal into law and ends year’s second government shutdown

February 9, 2018

Via: CNBC – Top News

President Donald Trump signed a major budget plan into law Friday, ending the year’s second government shutdown hours after it started. Both chambers of Congress passed a short-term funding bill in the wee hours of Friday and cleared the way […]

Data Center, Infrastructure, Networking, Tech

Illinois issues promising first report on blockchain in government

February 7, 2018

Via: StateScoop

The State of Illinois has released its first report about blockchain, just over a year after it first announced its intention to investigate the distributed ledger technology. The report, released on Jan. 31, is primarily accessible on the InterPlanetary File […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

Utah government now blocking up to 900 million cyberattacks daily

February 1, 2018

Via: StateScoop

Utah state government experiences more than 300 million cyberattacks daily. That’s on a good day. Some days they see 900 million cyberattacks. Two years ago, though, there were only 150 million daily attempts to hack into their system. This new […]