GCN names Department of Army Deputy CIO Michael Krieger, Central Intelligence Agency CIO Doug Wolfe and FireEye Inc. Global Government Liaison, Tony Cole as 2014 GCN executives of the year.
Security playbooks powered by intelligent automation can mitigate the fallout from breaches while meeting important compliance standards.
Because no single approach can detect every threat, hybrid analytics can help IT managers uncover hidden, suspicious activities and see the bigger picture.
IBM and AT&T formed a partnership to let customers connect their private IT systems to IBM's SoftLayer cloud using AT&T's NetBond secure virtual private network service.
Agencies can ease the transition to cloud-based CDM by ensuring they have the appropriate FIPS 199 alignment, legal requirements, contract considerations, technical compatibilities and experience.
As agencies seek to increase productivity in the field they are increasingly looking to get mobile devices like smartphones, tablets and 2-in-1 devices into the hands of their employees.
According to the GAO, inadequate access control is a common weakness across 24 major agencies.
While data and device encryption is the first line of defense, it is not impervious to attack, so diligent IT departments should take a layered and persistent approach to security.
When government agencies combine solutions from cloud providers with third-party products, they can set up monitoring and access controls to provide the same data integrity they would expect from their own systems.
The challenges of controlling physical access in emergencies may be solved by a nationwide network of standard first responder credentials.
Homeland Security Department’s Transition to Practice program helps software out of the lab and into agencies.
Agencies are cracking down on administrative access to mitigate the damage an insider can cause, but hackers are adjusting their tactics as well and aiming them squarely at the federal government.