• hacking emergency services

    Hackers threaten to release police records, knock 911 offline

    Ransomware attacks have taken down 911 systems, prevented officers from checking suspects’ criminal histories during traffic stops and blocked access to investigative files or video, impeding investigations. In some cases, prosecutors have had to drop criminal cases.

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    Why now is the right time for an open-source serverless strategy

    In today’s cloud-based, data-intensive, event-driven world, open-source serverless technologies offer an ideal complement to modern application development. 05/18/2021

  • doctor in PPE data analytics

    How to use statistics to prepare for the next pandemic

    Data-driven planning based upon cultural and demographic factors can help predict how outbreaks could progress and which people may be most vulnerable. 05/18/2021

  • 5G (BeeBright/Shutterstock.com)

    5G infrastructure faces foundational threats

    Open policies and standards, a protected supply chain and a secure systems architecture can help limit vulnerabilities in 5G networks, according to a new government report. 05/18/2021

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    Huawei cloud, services gain toehold in developing countries

    A May 17 report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies identified 70 deals in 41 countries between Huawei and foreign governments or state-owned enterprises. 05/18/2021

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    Report: Phishing behind 70% of government breaches

    Most of the attacks on public-sector organizations came through emailed social engineering campaigns, according to the 2021 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report. 05/17/2021

  • Pilot project combines federal and state datasets to find SNAP fraud

    Securing pandemic relief programs from fraud

    Fraudulent and improper payments have soared during the pandemic, prompting agencies to investigate new and more sophisticated detection methods. 05/17/2021

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    Agencies lack visibility into privileged users. What else are they missing?

    By investing in tools that help automate processes, understand user behaviors and manage data and system access, agencies can equip users to securely support their missions. 05/17/2021

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    DISA issues zero-trust architecture guide

    The framework is designed to reduce the Defense Department’s attack surface and ensure that if a device, network or user is compromised, the damage is quickly contained. 05/17/2021

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    Virtualization is transforming government IT, one benefit at a time

    Data virtualization helps agencies realize Federal Data Strategy goals

    A logical data fabric can help government agencies to glean immediate, actionable intelligence from their data, securely share it and leverage it to enable information flexibility and agility. 05/14/2021

  • warfighter in jungle (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jeremy McGuffin)

    DARPA seeks climbing, flying robotic radio nodes

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants robots that can arrange themselves into traveling 3D mesh networks so squad members can communicate on missions where mobile radio access is unavailable. 05/14/2021

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    In search of better legacy code migration

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants ways to not only automate migrating legacy C/C++ code to safer programming languages, but also ensure the code takes the fullest possible advantage of the target languages' security features. 05/14/2021

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