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Making the network the best line of defense from the inside out

By creating a software-defined secure network, agency IT professionals can turn every component of their network into a security enforcement point.

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Senate bill gives states a leg up in securing elections

A bipartisan bill looks to help state officials better secure their elections systems by providing access to classified information, cyber expertise and funding.

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Real security requires strong encryption -- even if investigators get blocked

Police without a back door into encryption systems still have several options for obtaining evidence.

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Agencies address CDM rollout challenges

The Department of Energy and NASA are working on deploying CDM to their component agencies.

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Michigan governor signs volunteer cyber corps bill

Under the Cyber Civilian Corps Act, cyber responders can provide technical assistance if the state gets hit by a cyberattack or data breach.

FirstNet contract award deadline slips

Lawmakers want assurances on FirstNet’s security

The FirstNet broadband wireless communication network will be well protected against cyber threats, AT&T says.

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The uphill battle for network defense

Protected virtual environments combined with greater transparency and better threat intelligence sharing offer agencies the potential to mitigate cybersecurity threats.

The Voter Fraud Commission wants your data -- but experts say they can't keep it safe

Newly revealed records show sloppy practices that could put millions of people’s information at risk.

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Cyber threat analytics: Putting the human back in the loop

Analysts' abilities to understand tactics and techniques, in context, will add a critical degree of resiliency to cybersecurity defense.

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Network defense that moves the attacker's target

CryptoniteNXT takes away hackers' visibility into a network, making attacks more difficult and expensive.

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Maryland takes digital driver's licenses for a spin

Officials at the Maryland Department of Transportation learned two things since opting into a pilot test of digital driver’s licenses: The licenses are more secure than plastic cards, and people really like the idea.

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States struggle to upgrade aging voting equipment

Eliminating vulnerabilities in voting equipment would require costly upgrades, better training and built-in security features, officials told a congressional task force.

Topic Resources

  • Security in the Cloud: Moving Beyond Compliance

    Creating a fully compliant cloud-based system is hard enough, but even that doesn’t go far enough to ensure security. As federal agencies are migrating to the cloud, some are learning best methods for creating a cloud-based security model they can trust...

  • Easing the Burden of Compliance

    Achieving and maintaining compliance continues to be a top priority for state and local governments. This is especially true when it comes to cybersecurity-related mandates. The processes for ensuring compliance remain a significant challenge because of new and evolving regulations and requirements. Agencies also struggle with reduced staff and budgets to ensure compliance. This eBook examines the current compliance landscape and how technologies like data encryption can help.

  • Using Software as a Service For Innovative Government

    As state and local government agencies continue their efforts to modernize and update their IT infrastructure to streamline operations, reduce costs, and deliver better citizen services, many are finding the Software as a Service (SaaS) model to be effective. Moving to a SaaS platform reduces the management burden on IT, improves access and scalability, reduces cost, and can actually increase security.


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