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DISA helps mission partners manage system risk

The service product packages are designed to ease compliance with the Risk Management Framework.

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Guarding against the possible Spectre in every machine

As companies and government agencies explore ways to ensure that items are manufactured, assembled, shipped and delivered reliably and without tampering, they're building robust blockchain-based systems that can help track and secure hardware.

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State CIOs stress security, emerging tech and IT consolidation for 2018

The National Association of State CIOs has outlined its legislative priorities, focusing on harmonizing federal cybersecurity regulations, recognizing state authority in emerging technology and ensuring safeguards for shared intergovernmental data.

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The Cybersecurity Framework is helping agencies, but there's room for improvement

IT managers have gotten better at preventing attacks, but they must ensure they can also quickly respond and recover.

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Can Russian cyber meddling be stopped?

The low-cost electronic meddling that sows suspicion in the democratic process is likely to continue, a cybersecurity expect told a Senate panel.

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ONR seeks to speed development of cryptographic software

Galois is creating a suite of tools that will improve the development and testing of new cryptographic algorithms.

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When is a back door not a back door?

FBI Director Christopher Wray's call for a solution to uncrackable encryption sounds curiously like a request for a back door.

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Karen Jackson: The exit interview

Virginia's outgoing secretary of technology talks about her work in cybersecurity, autonomous technology and smart communities.

America’s aging voting machines managed to survive another election

Elections: Another unsecured enterprise application?

With IT systems underpinning elections infrastructure, state officials are taking different approaches to secure their systems against growing threats.

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How threat hunting enhances cybersecurity

Proactive hunting can find core security issues much faster than traditional reactive methods and reduce workload on security analysts who must focus on fighting day-to-day fires.

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AI cybersecurity: Let's take some deep breaths

Automated attack response protocols give agencies a solid base for preventing current and future artificial intelligence-enabled cyberattacks.

Bipartisan Senate bill would help states beef up election cybersecurity

The new proposal would help streamline cybersecurity info-sharing between federal and state officials, authorize grants to replace outdated equipment and develop election cybersecurity guidelines.

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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