• concept of range (ANDRANIK HAKOBYAN/Shutterstock.com)

    Why risk is a range -- not a number

    During a disaster, looking at a range of possibilities, rather than a target number, gives emergency planners a better way to gauge risk. 09/21/2020

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    Staying strong against evolving ransomware

    As cybercriminals expand the ransomware-as-a-service market with new variants to increase their potential profits, governments must significantly step up efforts to protect agencies, networks, personnel and citizens. 09/21/2020

  • Software automates DISA STIG audits

    Agencies must patch Windows Server by midnight or unplug

    The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued an emergency directive calling on agencies to patch their Windows Server operating systems to prevent attackers from completely compromising all Active Directory identity services. 09/21/2020

  • mobile devices (Leonardo da/Shuterstock.com)

    Challenges of classified BYOD

    The intelligence community is working out whether it can allow staff to use their own devices for work. 09/21/2020

  • mapping mobility data (tostphoto/Shutterstock.com)

    How transit data can drive urban recovery

    Cities are looking to take advantage of data-driven transportation tools for policymaking, particularly as they look for economic recovery opportunities. 09/18/2020

  • Project Natick

    The surprising benefits of underwater data centers

    When Microsoft hauled its experimental data center up from the bottom of the North Sea and conducted some analysis, researchers found the servers were eight time more reliable than those on land. 09/18/2020

  • smart city

    NYC, DC in top tier of global smart cities

    A new smart city ranking measuring health and safety, mobility, activities, opportunities and governance, puts New York 10th and Washington, D.C., 12th among 109 global cities. 09/17/2020

  • judge gavel, cloud background

    AWS-Microsoft JEDI fight will stretch into 2021

    The $10 billion cloud project is already two years behind schedule and has yet to be implemented -- three years after the Defense Department first unveiled the project and almost a full year after Microsoft was first awarded the contract. 09/17/2020

  • Mail in ballot materials (The Toidi/Shuttterstock.com)

    6 ways mail-in ballots are protected from fraud

    The mail-in voting process has several built-in safeguards that together make it hard for one person to vote fraudulently, and even more difficult to commit voter fraud on a scale capable of swinging election outcomes. 09/17/2020

  • cloud migration

    Single-tenant clouds on tap for Navy, Marines

    The Navy and Marine Corps are moving to individual, dedicated Microsoft 365 environments to improve identity and credentialing efforts, according to a department memo. 09/16/2020

  • water meters (Maxx-Studio/Shutterstock.com)

    AI-based monitoring spots water meter issues

    Gwinnett County, Ga., could recoup about $50,000 per month from 19 commercial water meters that have been incorrectly measuring flow, based on discrepancies discovered by edge technology. 09/16/2020

  • voter (LightField Studios/Shutterstock.com)

    What the US needs to do to secure election 2020

    Despite more funding and promises from tech companies, only a multifaceted, polycentric approach that makes changes up and down the stack will be up to the task, experts say. 09/16/2020

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