Special Report

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The good news is that the frequency of attacks on government websites and networks is slowing, but the volume continues to grow. And just as government seems to be coming to grips with older types of attacks, new and far more sophisticated varieties threaten. With traditional techniques no longer enough to stop them, government is searching for new approaches. Read More Here

Smart phones and tablet PCs are quickly becoming the norm for agency devices used to access data. The problem is that they are not easily secured in the best of circumstances, and now many agencies are allowing employees to bring their personal devices to use at work. It’s a security nightmare, and agencies don’t yet have a good handle on a solution. Read More Here

Despite having a mandate to consider cloud computing as the first choice for ways to provide their users with IT services, agencies are still leery about security in the cloud. The new FedRAMP program is supposed to alleviate many of the security headaches of cloud adoption, but it will still be slow going. Read More Here

Cybersecurity is a different animal from traditional IT, and the skills needed to deal with it are not easy to find. With demand far outstripping supply for both the private and public sectors, a cash-strapped government is looking for ways to grow its own workforce. Read More Here

Cyber war is a term that’s thrown around more often these days, but it’s not a term security professionals like to use. Cyber espionage better fits the bill. Whatever you call it, recent activities by the United States and Israel against Iran have raised the stakes. Cyber war might now be closer, and the United States isn’t as ready as it could be. Read More Here