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IT Policy, Tech

CISA’s Strategic Plan Is Ushering in a New Cybersecurity Era

November 29, 2022

Via: Dark Reading

The federal government has once again signaled that our traditional approach to cybersecurity, one predicated solely on prevention and perimeter defenses, is failing us. In the past two years alone, 76% of organizations were attacked by ransomware, and 66% experienced […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

What is enterprise architecture? A framework for transformation

November 23, 2022

Via: CIO

Enterprise architecture (EA) is the practice of analyzing, designing, planning, and implementing enterprise analysis to successfully execute on business strategies. EA helps organizations structure IT projects and policies to achieve desired business results, to stay agile and resilient in the […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

CISA, NSA and industry outline security responsibilities of software suppliers

November 8, 2022

Via: FCW

Software suppliers have unique responsibilities maintaining efficient delivery of their products while considering security risks, according to guidance the National Security Agency recently released, together with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. “Prevention is often seen as the responsibility of […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

How Michigan’s identity management platform won over state agencies

November 7, 2022

Via: StateScoop

Over the past eight years, Michigan has developed one of the most extensive and widely adopted identity management platforms of any state. But getting people to use MILogin took intensive communication with other agencies, according to Rex Menold, the state’s […]


Industry, Workforce

China imposes lockdown to largest iPhone factory city after COVID-19 outbreak

November 2, 2022

Via: BGR

A new chapter unfolds at the largest iPhone factory in China. Local authorities have ordered a seven-day lockdown at the site due to a COVID-19 outbreak on the weekend. As Foxconn is paying higher bonuses to maintain workers producing iPhone […]


Cybersecurity

Ransomware is a global problem and getting worse, says US

November 1, 2022

Via: ZDnet

The White House has united dozens of nations and representatives from big tech companies for a two-day summit aimed at figuring out how to tackle the global ransomware problem. “When you look at government networks, as we know — Costa […]


Cloud Computing, Tech

Cloud spending forecast to grow despite faltering global economy

October 31, 2022

Via: CIO

Even as enterprises attempt to tackle economic headwinds with budget cutbacks, a research report from market research firm Gartner showed that end-user public cloud spending is expected to grow in 2023. The report, which covers categories such as infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), […]


Cybersecurity

China-Linked Cyber-Espionage Team Homes In on Hong Kong Government Orgs

October 19, 2022

Via: Dark Reading

The Winnti cyber-espionage group out of China was discovered deploying the Spyder Loader malware as part of an ongoing campaign to gather intelligence information on government organizations in Hong Kong. Researchers at Symantec’s Threat Hunter Team recently observed malicious activity […]


Cybersecurity

Modernizing password and secrets management to strengthen zero-trust posture

October 18, 2022

Via: StateScoop

Password and secrets management play increasingly important roles at federal and state agencies as they strengthen their organization’s risk posture and defend against sophisticated cyberattacks, says Darren Guccione, Keeper Security’s CEO and Co-Founder, in a recent interview. “More than 80% […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

FCC to ban all new Huawei and ZTE equipment on national security grounds

October 13, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

The Federal Communications Commission is expected to “ban all sales of new Huawei and ZTE telecommunications devices in the US” on national security grounds, Axios reported today. The FCC previously banned Huawei and ZTE equipment from being used in telecom […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

Biden to mark IBM investment with Democrats in tough races

October 6, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden is ready to celebrate a new $20 billion investment by IBM in New York’s Hudson River Valley with two House Democrats running in competitive races in next month’s critical midterm elections. Biden is taking part in a […]


Cybersecurity

CISA orders agencies to conduct weekly scans of networks and digital assets

October 3, 2022

Via: FCW

Federal agencies will soon be required to regularly scan their networks and digital assets for potential vulnerabilities – and report those findings to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency – as part of a new binding operational directive. Beginning in […]


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, […]


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

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. […]


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 […]