Seattle

One city fends off cyberespionage attacks, and collaboration is key

Seattle's collaboration with the FBI and a DHS fusion center helped thwart attacks from China, but that kind of information sharing doesn't happen enough, a new report says.

skull

Reminder: The Web is not the only source of malware

A cloud-based Web filtering and policy enforcement service helped the city of Aspen sharply reduce browser infections, but it doesn't replace antivirus protection.

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8 areas for improvement in securing critical infrastructure

The Cybersecurity Framework will be a living document, and the current version identifies gaps and weaknesses that will be addressed in future iterations.

Aspen

How Aspen's DNS services became more secure, reliable and cheaper

Outsourcing Domain Name Services and Web policy enforcement to OpenDNS saves the Colorado city and county money while improving security.

foundation

NIST offers first look at critical infrastructure security plan

A voluntary framework for improving cybersecurity of critical infrastructure is released for comment prior to formal release in February. Based in part on federal standards, it could change the way government regulates industry and procures services.

DDoS attacks

Education services provider draws fire from DDoS attacker

OnCourse, a software as a service provider for the K-12 education market, contracts for analytics-based defensive services following a series of denial-of-service attacks.

Firewall for secure networks inspects SSL-encrypted data

The Dell SuperMassive 9200 roots out malicious programs -- even when half the traffic is SSL-encrypted.

laptop

IPv6 begins real-world deployment, but slowly

After 20 years of talk and preparation, the deployment of the next generation of Internet Protocols appears to be slowly gaining traction, according to a recent survey.

Robert Childs

How NDU's Childs gave iCollege a global scope

GCN's 2013 Hall of Fame honoree partnered with defense ministries around the world, transforming the iCollege into a global hub while strengthening core graduate programs.

repairs

Suite can keep teleworkers' PCs in tune and up to date

The latest version of System Mechanic cleans out the clutter, boosts performance and gives users control over how their PCs work.

Managers concerned about IT budgets, cybersecurity

IT managers: The biggest threat to infrastructure isn't cyber

Reducing costs, improving security, boosting efficiency are the top priorities for federal, state and local agencies, according to a Cisco survey.

network

Updated platform rescues DHS info sharing network

The Homeland Security Information Network was in danger of cancellation until refocused project management enabled the launch of a more secure platform for sharing sensitive information across federal, state and local agencies, as well as the private sector.

Topic Resources

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