Security still key concern for agencies moving to the cloud

Security still key concern for agencies moving to the cloud

Cloud providers haven't managed to completely persuade the government IT community that they can provide the necessary controls to ensure security and prove regulatory compliance.

National Guard cyber protection

National Guard expects expanded role in cybersecurity

As cyber threats continue to multiply, states can look to the National Guard for help.

Nearly one-third of federal websites haven’t converted to HTTPS

Nearly one-third of federal websites haven’t converted to HTTPS

Although federal agencies were to transition their websites to the more-secure HTTPS communications protocol by Dec. 31, some conversions remain a work in progress.

Attackers can make it impossible to dial 911

Attackers can make it impossible to dial 911

If we are to prevent denial of service attacks on 911 systems, we must understand where the weaknesses lie, both in technology and policy.

NIST finalizes cyberattack recovery guidance

NIST finalizes cyberattack recovery guidance

New guidance provides tactical and strategic advice for cyber event recovery planning.

IoT broadens smart cities attack surface

IoT broadens attack surface of smart cities

As smart cities start investing in connected devices, there is arguably a much broader threat vector from botnets taking advantage of the unsecured Internet of Things.

NIST quantum encryption

NIST looks for defense against code-cracking quantum machines

Pulling together quantum-resistant cryptography will take time, and NIST feels that, unless it starts now, that new cryptography won’t be ready.

State and local IT spending to grow in 2017

State and local IT spending to grow in 2017

The steady growth in state and local government IT spending will continue, as agencies look to replace legacy systems and protect against cyber threats, a recent report says.

The rise of ransomware

The rise of ransomware

With thousands of new modifications, the lucrative malware is not going away any time soon.

ransomware

3 steps to keep ahead of a ransomware attack

By protecting sensitive data, training staff to recognize threats and building a reliable response plan, agencies can ensure that a ransomware attack won’t create the ultimate crisis.

How blockchain will transform our cities

How blockchain will transform our cities

The blockchain can become the city’s operating system, invisible yet ubiquitous, improving citizens’ access to services, goods and economic opportunities.

risk-based data protection

Implementing a best practice approach to risk-based data protection

A standardized and repeatable process for the IT department and the program managers allows for advice, guidance and review of security and privacy at every step of the process.

Topic Resources

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