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Cybersecurity

The New Cybersecurity Motto: Trust is Not an Option

September 29, 2022

Via: CIO

The discovery of the Log4j vulnerability in December 2021 is one of the more recent and prominent reminders of why cybersecurity teams need to implement a zero-trust security architecture. Not that they should need reminders. Incidents are happening every day, […]


Policy, State & Local

12 fastest growing US cities for IT talent

September 28, 2022

Via: CIO

These days, it’s difficult to find a company that isn’t looking for qualified professionals to fill vital IT roles. In fact, despite layoffs and hiring freezes reported among technology companies, IT job postings grew month-over-month in the first half of […]


Cybersecurity

How cybercriminals use public online and offline data to target employees

September 28, 2022

Via: CSO Online

We post our daily lives to social media and think nothing of making key details about our lives public. We need to reconsider what we share online and how attackers can use this information to target businesses. Your firm’s security […]


Cloud Computing, Tech

How cloud migration is transforming the education sector

September 27, 2022

Via: CIO

The digital transformation of the education sector is accelerating at pace. You don’t need to look far to find powerful examples of how data is helping to enrich both student and educator outcomes. Gardens, Libraries and Museums of The University […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

What are the new Windows 11 22H2 security features?

September 27, 2022

Via: CSO Online

Windows 11 2022 (22H2 release) is now out, and Microsoft has once again placed a heavy emphasis on security. The good news for this release is that even Windows Home versions can receive some of the key security features with […]


Cloud Computing, Tech

IaC Scanning: A Fantastic, Overlooked Learning Opportunity

September 27, 2022

Via: Dark Reading

Everything you read about infrastructure as code (IaC) is focused on how it works or why you want to make sure that it actually is building the way you want it to build. These are critical areas. But are we […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

Bipartisan Senate bill aims to safeguard open source software

September 22, 2022

Via: FCW

The top Democrat and Republican on the Senate Homeland Security Committee have introduced new legislation aiming to protect open-source software from cyberattacks while evaluating how federal agencies throughout the government are using open source code. The Securing Open Source Software […]


Cybersecurity, Hardware & Software, Tech

US OMB releases guidance on federal agency software security requirements

September 16, 2022

Via: CSO Online

Earlier this week, Chris DeRusha, federal CISO and deputy national cyber director in the White House, announced the release of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance to ensure federal agencies rely only on software that has been built following […]


Cybersecurity, IT Policy, Tech

White House rolls out $1 billion in cyber funding to states

September 16, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Nearly a year after the Biden administration’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal crossed the finish line, states may begin applying for the $1 billion pot of cybersecurity funds written into law and designed to tackle increasing vulnerabilities across U.S. critical infrastructure. […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

Treasury recommends exploring creation of a digital dollar

September 16, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The Biden administration is moving one step closer to developing a central bank digital currency, known as the digital dollar, saying it would help reinforce the U.S. role as a leader in the world financial system. The White House said […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

Industry cautions on software security regs in the defense bill

September 14, 2022

Via: FCW

Technology trade groups are aligning against a proposal in the House-passed defense policy bill that would require software vendors to attest to the government that their products are free of known defects and to include a bill of materials describing […]


Cybersecurity

Maritime cybersecurity is front and center in Coast Guard reauthorization bill

September 12, 2022

Via: FCW

A new bill to reauthorize the Coast Guard service through fiscal year 2023 would task the military branch with developing Artificial Intelligence and machine learning technology strategies, along with a series of cybersecurity and data management requirements. A bipartisan group […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

Biden to tell Ohioans his policies will revive manufacturing

September 9, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden wants to put the spotlight on a rare bipartisan down payment on U.S. manufacturing when he visits Ohio on Friday for the groundbreaking of a new Intel computer chip facility. Biden heads to suburban Columbus to take […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

Computer experts urge Georgia to replace voting machines

September 9, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

A group of computer and election security experts is urging Georgia election officials to replace the state’s touchscreen voting machines with hand-marked paper ballots ahead of the November midterm elections, citing what they say are “serious threats” posed by an […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

Artificial Intelligence Continues to Evolve in Government and Elsewhere

September 8, 2022

Via: Nextgov

The concept of using artificial intelligence to help mitigate dull, repetitive or manpower-intensive jobs within government is nothing new. For example, the Post Office has been using AI to scan, route and track letters and packages for several years now. […]


Cybersecurity

CFPB Warns Firms On Poor Cyber Hygiene

September 6, 2022

Via: Government Executive

Companies that fail to take basic steps to secure customer data and maintain a basic level of cybersecurity hygiene for user accounts could fall afoul of a host of regulators, according to a Consumer Finance Protection Bureau circular set to […]


Cybersecurity

As LA Unified Battles Ransomware, CISA Warns About Back-to-School Attacks

September 6, 2022

Via: Dark Reading

As the school year kicks off across the country, the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a warning to districts that threat actor group Vice Society is targeting their systems. The notice comes just hours after the Los […]


Networking & Wireless, Tech

FCC has approved $6 billion in broadband grants despite rejecting Starlink

September 1, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

Several US government agencies are having a busy week for doling out broadband deployment funding to ISPs and state governments. Today, the FCC announced $791.6 million for six broadband providers, covering network expansions to over 350,000 homes and businesses in […]


Federal, Policy

Grassley, Johnson call for Facebook to turn over communications with FBI over Hunter Biden story

August 30, 2022

Via: Fox News

Senators Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., are calling on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to turn over communications between government agencies and Facebook employees regarding Hunter Biden after Zuckerberg admitted that his company censored news articles about the president’s […]


Cybersecurity

Chinese Hackers Target Energy Sector in Australia, South China Sea

August 30, 2022

Via: Dark Reading

The Chinese state-aligned threat actor TA423 (aka Leviathan/APT40) is behind a sustained cyber-espionage campaign against countries and entities operating in the South China Sea, including organizations involved in an offshore wind farm in the Taiwan Strait. The threat actor’s most […]