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Cyber insurance: Can you afford not to have it?

Cybersecurity insurance not only helps with expenses related to incident response, forensics and remediation, but it also helps keep agency security professionals on top of cyber defense.

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Mueller indictment details hacks on state election systems

The charges describe how two of the Russian conspirators hacked into computers at state offices and an election software supplier to steal voter data and other information.

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Senators push for increased elections security

Although states are working to improve their elections systems security, some senators believe that there’s much more that could be done.

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Georgia invests in cybersecurity

The Georgia Cyber Center is a collaborative space where state agencies, universities and industry will work together on the state’s greatest cybersecurity challenges.

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A human-centric approach to better cybersecurity

Automated and adaptive security response based on how individual users interact with data can boost security without imposing blanket restrictions.

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Delaware to test blockchain for corporate filings

The Delaware Department of State is working on two proofs of concept that leverage the distributed ledger technology for components of corporate filing processes.

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Face off: Biometric rally tests facial recognition algorithms

To help vendors improve their facial recognition technology, the Department of Homeland Security held a competition to find the best facial recognition technology.

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Securing innovation at state and local agencies

As state and local agencies adopt automation, cloud and IoT technologies to improve their services and citizens' experience, they must also incorporate automated defenses to mitigate associated risks.

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5 recommendations for defending your digital core

To protect their core systems, agencies must secure not only their networks, applications and equipment but also APIs and third-party systems both on-premises and in the cloud.

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Trust shouldn't be cheap in government IT systems

To protect the integrity of the election process, agencies must adopt a zero trust security posture.

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IRS seeks AI-based threat detection

The tax agency envisions a solution that can continuously learn, provide real-time monitoring of cyber threats across networks and process data across a range of IT sources and devices.

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IARPA VirtUE focuses on user roles for security

The Virtuous User Environment mitigates the exploitation of legacy and cloud-based vulnerabilities by securing users' roles rather than their identities.

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...

  • IT Consolidation: What's Next for Government Modernization Initiatives?

    IT consolidation has been a high-priority federal initiative for years. While the value is clear, it’s critical for federal IT pros to understand a key piece of the equation: to realize the full value, agencies must also consolidate their ITOM tools.

  • Case Study: City of Fayetteville

    What if you could find out what animals needed attention at the animal shelter, which sporting equipment was used most frequently in the city gym, which parking garage spaces were available most often, and when traffic was the busiest around city hall — all in a matter of minutes, from anywhere? Although this may sound futuristic, government organizations, like the city of Fayetteville, are already using technology to solve for these questions, and much more.


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