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DOD Could Save Hundreds of Millions Annually Through Better IT Asset Management

November 29, 2021

Via: Nextgov

IT asset management (ITAM) presents one of the biggest challenges to the federal government, and the Defense Department is no exception. The lack of visibility into the technology deployed combined with a dearth of actionable data is costing the government […]


Cybersecurity

IT, healthcare and manufacturing facing most phishing attacks: report

June 30, 2021

Via: ZDnet

A new report from cybersecurity firm Avanan found that their customers in the IT, healthcare and manufacturing industries were facing the highest number of phishing emails. The company’s researchers examined more than 905 million emails for the 1H 2021 Global […]


Cybersecurity

5 tips for cutting budgets in a crisis without hurting security

July 20, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Information security has long had the reputation of being unstaffed and underfinanced, and that was before COVID-19. Under the current economic downturn, pressures have become even greater, with research company Pulse reporting on June 4th that 23% of security budgets […]


Cybersecurity

Linux creator Linus Torvalds: This is what drives me nuts about IT security

November 24, 2017

Via: ZDnet

Developers are often accused of not thinking about security, but Linux kernel founder Linus Torvalds has had enough of security people who don’t think about developers and end-users. After blasting some kernel developers last week for killing processes in the […]


Cybersecurity

Library of Congress reports progress on IT security and modernization

June 9, 2017

Via: FCW

IT modernization efforts at the Library of Congress are on track, according to June 8 testimony from CIO Bernard A. Barton Jr. at a hearing of the Committee on House Administration. The Library of Congress has had a history of […]


Cybersecurity

NASA taps new IT security leader

July 21, 2016

Via: FCW

NASA has selected Jeanette Hanna-Ruiz as its new chief information security officer. An announcement on the NASA.gov website states that Hanna-Ruiz, who will also serve as the senior agency information security official, will take over her new role on Aug. […]


Events

Boston BSides needs more space to grow

May 23, 2016

Via: CIO

The Boston BSides conference is bursting at its seams and may have to find a new place to carry out its mission of providing inexpensive IT security training, educational sessions and informal networking where peers can share experiences and help […]


State & Local

Boston Invests in Next-Gen Firewall to Future-Proof Its IT Against Security Breaches

August 17, 2015

Via: itCurated

When it comes to IT security, the city of Boston would rather be proactive than reactive. That’s why the city plans to spend $3.5 million to create a next-generation firewall system. Boston devoted the money to the firewall despite never […]