Whitepapers


Cloud Encryption Gateway: Enabling Security and Compliance of Sensitive Data in Cloud Storage

Companies are increasingly reliant on cloud storage and are storing sensitive data in cloud storage, which could be vulnerable to security threats. The Vormetric Cloud Encryption Gateway is a scalable solution that provides the security to use the cloud fully without sacrificing performance.


Fighting the Bad Guys with Advanced Cyber Threat Analysis

Many organizations feel that their systems are safe behind heavy layers of perimeter security, but the truth is that most cyber threats only need to exploit a single vulnerable point to gain access. These threats can live within the system go by for months without being detected. Incorporating Cyber Threat analysis can help combat these threats more quickly. Cyber Threat Analysis can be used to uncover hidden connections and patterns in large and disparate data sets, and take an intelligence-driven approach to cyber defense. Check out this Interactive Demo to learn more!


Army ITES: Recharging the Enterprise

The manner in which the Army procures its technology to run the Army enterprise continues to evolve almost as rapidly as the technology itself. New and revised contract vehicles provide sensible, cost-effective means of equipping the Army with the latest technologies, including cybersecurity and mobile technology. As Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley says, new and emerging technologies could “deeply change the character of war.”


Coplink on Cloud

IBM COPLINK on Cloud links IBM i2 COPLINK data directly to subscribers. The convenience of cloud access enables officers, agents and others to validate information, compare partial observations and update situational awareness with any compatible access device.


Software Asset Management Key to Security, Compliance and Cost Savings

Download this informative Digital Dialogue, sharing highlights from a recent webcast on Software Asset Management (SAM) to learn how SAM people, process and technology are required for a strong strategy to help government agencies control software costs, reduce security risk and maintain license compliance.


NETCENTS-2: Bringing Convergence to Defense

The relatively new NETCENTS-2 contract vehicle is a true evolution of earlier iterations. It is intended to provide faster, more flexible and more comprehensive access to a variety of technology categories. The contract aims to provide agencies with network-centric IT, networking, security, voice, video and data communications solutions and services not available through other mandatory-use DoD or Air Force contract formats.


The Evolving Face of Cyber Threats

Cyberattacks are a clear and present threat to government agencies. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) estimated the annual global cost of cybercrime is upwards of $445 billion in a 2014 study. The report further states the average cyberattack continues undetected for several months. Full and detailed data analysis is one of the only emerging ways to get ahead of these threats. According to industry experts, cyber threat analysis currently relies on automated as well as human input.


Body Cameras Help Serve and Protect

Supplementing investigations with video evidence is not a new facet of law enforcement. As video continues to cement itself as a valuable resource in the field and office, a natural extension of this technology and the value it provides is found in body-worn cameras.There is much in store for the future of video and law enforcement. The proliferation of body worn cameras has no end in sight and video from body cameras will be combined with that from static cameras (e.g. security, traffic, surveillance and CCTV cameras). Download this informative eBook to learn more!


Expediting Police Response

Technology is an increasingly important weapon in law enforcement’s ongoing battle against crime. As criminal elements become more sophisticated, law enforcement agencies must endeavor to remain several steps ahead; which means increased use of things like body-worn cameras, video and data analytics, and cloud-based technologies. The most advanced agencies are planning to use or are already using these cutting edge technologies.


The Importance of Foundational Security in Public Sector Networks

Across organizations from all sectors, the network is becoming more integral to daily operations. This is acutely felt by public sector organizations in the United States, namely federal, state, and local governmental organizations. Public sector organizations contend with the challenge of ensuring the security of highly sensitive data on the network in the midst of uncertain budgets and, in many cases, outdated infrastructure. At the same time, many public sector organizations grapple with a complex web of compliance protocols that must be supported on the network. This Analyst Connection explores the need for network infrastructure upgrades that include "foundational security."


Don't Risk IT Infographic

Are you entrusting your organization’s crucial data to aging, end-of-life infrastructure? Don’t Risk IT! Cisco security-driven network offerings are built from concept to completion and include built-in security to protect sensitive data.


The New Look of Cyberdefense: Converged Infrastructure

These are interesting times when it comes to technology. Outside of security, government has come to realize that traditional infrastructures can no longer cope with the data traffic, which rapidly continues to grow. Market analyst IDC believes worldwide that it could reach 180 zettabytes—or 180 billion terabytes— in 2025, up from just 4.4 zettabytes in 2013. How to cost-effectively upgrade and scale their IT infrastructures to handle this explosion of data is a primary focus for government agencies. Download this informative report to learn more.


The Rise of Hyperconvergence

Moving to a hyperconverged infrastructure addresses many of the issues facing federal government agencies these days. It can be more cost-effective, provide greater capacity, increased flexibility, rapid scalability, and promote innovation. This report — presented by Dell, Intel® and Tracewell — details several aspects of the move to hyperconvergence; from establishing a “future-ready” architecture capable of handling massive data stores and the durability requirements of field operations to software-based and virtualized infrastructure.


2016 Data Threat Report - Encryption & Data Security Trends

The 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report is based on a survey conducted by 451 Research (Oct-Nov '15) to 1,100+ senior security executives across the globe, including regional markets in the US, UK, Germany, Japan, Australia, Brazil & Mexico, and segments such as federal government, retail, finance & healthcare.


Take a Positive Approach to Security

When it comes to a developing an organizational vision for security, government agencies need to address the frequent view of security as an obstacle to performance and productivity. Agency and IT leaders must weigh the trade-offs between using new technologies and services, and how related security measures would affect workflow. Dell Security believes that’s the wrong way to view security. It maintains that security "done right" can help government organizations to more readily leverage technology, helping their workers to be more productive and to safely access the information and applications they need to do their jobs.


Case Study: Iowa Communication Network

After struggling with large amounts of data scattered across multiple services, Iowa Communications Network (ICN), the state's premier broadband carrier network, needed to create a central visual point for data. Read how ICN implemented SiSense Business Intelligence to combine, visualize and analyze data, bring data transparency to their agency, and ultimately inspire better performance.


ITES-3H: The New Face of Defense Contracts

The most recent iteration of the U.S. Army’s IT Enterprise Solutions contract—ITES-3H—is a notable step forward in the evolution of this contract. After the ITES-2H contract, originally award in 2014, was extended several times and had more than $1 billion added to its ceiling, it was time for a new format. Under ITES-3H, the contract is open to other defense agencies, although the Army is expected to account for the majority of the awards. This special report will present a series of articles explaining the evolution of ITES, the broad reaching impact of the new contract, its impact of cybersecurity, and what’s next for this contract format.


Are Hybrid Clouds the Answer?

There’s an old management axiom that says, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure.” One possible addition to that bit of wisdom might be, “You can’t measure what you can’t see.” For government agency IT managers, whose job it is to ensure system uptime, it is becoming increasingly difficult to track performance across the IT infrastructure and its various systems and applications. Download this exclusive GameChanger to learn how agencies are achieving true enterprise visibility through monitoring data from all sources.


Data Center Infrastructure Management Infographic

Under the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI), federal agencies need to get their data center’s power usage effectiveness (PUE) lower than 1.5 by September 2018 to remain open. Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) assists in managing critical infrastructure in and around the data center. Learn how StruxureWare for Data Centers from Schneider Electric can help you comply with DCOI in this interactive graphic.


Flash Storage Buyer's Guide

This guide covers all product classes and where they can be best applied, as well as what the key elements are for each to avoid potential pitfalls in the selection process. We’ll show you where you can be easily confused by vendors, and provide you with tools to make the best possible decision based on your environment and your applications.


The New Desktop Normal: Evolving Agencies Demand New PC Possibilities

Discover the next generation of desktop computing. Today’s government organizations need to do more with less: less space, less budget and less time to waste.


Connected Government in Action

With exponentially growing data demands driving the development of an ever more robust digital infrastructure, government agencies like yours often struggle to keep pace. Learn how Lenovo helps government agencies transform themselves. This insightful eBook—featuring examples from the transportation, healthcare, and public safety sectors—demonstrates how we can help your agency use big data to strike the perfect balance between ensuring operational efficiency and driving innovation.


Get Connected: A Checklist for Smarter, More Effective Government

It’s been said that throughout history, the only constant is change — and nowhere is that more true than within the government. Demands change on a daily basis, and only the most well connected agencies will be able to keep up.


Mobile Security: Agency Workers on the Move

The proliferation of mobile devices has changed the modern workplace. Employees can stay fully engaged and connected no matter where they’re working. However, supporting a seamless mobile workforce requires enterprise-grade mobile security. Keith Fuentes, VP of Samsung KNOX, tells FCW how advanced mobile security technology, and the processes to match, can pay off in increased employee productivity, cost savings and a truly secure mobile workforce.


Power Player: Nothing Beats Experience

Download this informative Power Player Report, featuring Akamai's resident expert on government web and security needs Tom Ruff, Vice President of Public Sector to learn how he keeps the company focused on developing solutions to optimize web performance and security.


Government Cybersecurity Imperative: A Microsoft Perspective

The U.S. national government has embraced the reality that cybersecurity is one of the most important challenges we face in our digital economy. Find out how Microsoft is working every day to enhance the security of our cloud and our customers.


Forbes Insights Report: How Agencies Achieve Results in the Cloud

Through interviews with over a dozen senior executives from a range of government agencies, consultancies and technology providers, Forbes Insights examines the state of cloud adoption by government and the likelihood it will soon accelerate.


Case Management in the Government Cloud

The Empowering the Business of Government eBook shares practical advice on how agencies can communicate more efficiently and effectively with the community.


Insider’s Guide to Police Body-Worn Video

Body-worn camera technology is a part of more informed police work. Learn valuable lessons from departments that have deployed this technology and have already seen results in The Insider’s Guide to Police Body-Worn Camera Video.


Intelligent Storage Enables Next Generation Surveillance & Security Infrastructure

Digital storage systems are being used for many massive multi camera IT systems, and storing recorded video footage becomes equally as important as recording. 1K, 4K, 8K megapixel cameras require such gigantic storage space that Network Video Recorders can hardly handle more than a handful of them simultaneously. This white paper explains how this situation can be efficiently circumvented, showing a progressive migration path from the current state of the industry’s IP video solutions, up to tomorrow’s storage centric architectures.


Contract Guide: Facing Down Cyberthreats with CDM

When the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program was first launched several years ago, the intent was to strengthen the overall security posture for federal agency IT across the board. It hasn’t been without its challenge, but it has enjoyed some success as well. Following several very public and damaging attacks this year at the Office of Personnel Management and the IRS, the pace of this program rollout will most likely increase. There is certainly pressure to do so. The first two phases of the three-phase rollout are well underway, and phase three is beginning. Federal agencies are realizing how to integrate this into their procurement strategies and priorities.


Infographic: Modern Software Development

The process of modern software development incorporates agile development practices to more quickly deliver higher quality applications. Download this useful infographic to get a step by step view of how to best navigate your organization through this process.


COPLINK Everywhere

COPLINK® Everywhere puts IBM i2 COPLINK access on an officer’s mobile handheld device. i2 COPLINK is a flexible, scalable solution suite that can support a variety of law enforcement needs. Its core capabilities derive from the large COPLINK database.


How to Evaluate DDoS Mitigation Providers: Four Critical Criteria

How can you be sure that the DDoS mitigation services provider you bring on board can deliver on the promise to stop the Internet’s largest and most sophisticated attacks? This white paper explores four critical criteria on which to evaluate DDoS mitigation providers before signing on the dotted line. Akamai has developed key questions related to each to help you evaluate a provider’s threat intelligence, experience, mitigation capabilities and capacity. Our guidance is based on Akamai’s practical experience in proven mitigation approaches for different DDoS attack scenarios, as well as on our keen insight into the minds and strategies of cybercriminals and DDoS attackers.


Research Report: Digital Government Strategies

Across all levels of state and federal government, agencies are embracing the shift to digital services. Many of the moving pieces continue to evolve and work together such as: the steady move to the cloud, the increase in mobile device usage, and the cultural shifts. Download this research report to access further findings from a recent survey covering the strategies for digital government.


Enterprise Insight Analysis

Whether they are part of a business or working for a government organization, today’s investigators, security specialists and intelligence analysts are facing extraordinary pressure to respond quickly to a wide range of threats — from cyber attacks, terrorist threats, criminality, and unethical and immoral activities. These attacks are especially challenging as societies are increasing their reliance on cyberspace for economic growth, societal well-being, government operations and critical infrastructure monitoring and management. Concurrent with the increase in cyberspace reliance is an increase in cyberspace vulnerability. This vulnerability is amplified by an increasing frequency and complexity of attacks and highly variable, diverse and rapidly evolving threats. As such, there is a greater burden on organizations to respond in real time.


Combatting Advanced Threat with Endpoint Security Intelligence

IBM BigFix and IBM Security QRadar solutions empower IT teams to view up-to-the-minute endpoint intelligence within the context of other vulnerability data, prioritize vulnerabilities for remediation and quickly take corrective action to help minimize risks.


IBM QRadar Security Intelligence: Evidence of Value

In this report, Ponemon Institute presents findings from in-depth interviews with enterprises who switched to IBM Security QRadar from another Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution. The reports summarizes their rationale for switching SIEM providers as well as metrics on the deployment and performance in managing and containing network traffic anomalies.


Forrester Total Economic Impact (TEI) Study of IBM Security Guardium

In September 2015, IBM commissioned Forrester Research consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact (TEI) study to examine the potential return on investment (ROI) that organizations may realize by deploying IBM Security Guardium. The study uncovered that organizations achieve cost and risk reductions while increasing productivity and tactical efficiencies from implementing IBM Security Guardium. Read the study to learn more.


Monitoring is a Security Essential

As government agencies migrate to the cloud, they are working to adhere to the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act, launched by the Office of Management and Budget in 2012 to improve federal network security. Continuous Diagnostic Monitoring (CDM) is the foundation of this security initiative. CDM aims to improve security by watching round the clock for intrusions, vulnerabilities and other potentially malicious activity.


Open Source Drives the Agile Cloud

More government agencies are moving data and applications to the cloud. In doing so, the first major decision is choosing the best platform for the job: public, private or hybrid. Another option has been emerging of late—the open hybrid cloud. With open hybrid cloud platforms, government agencies are finding greater efficiency, flexibility and cost savings.


Bring Order to Hybrid Clouds

While many government agencies are choosing a hybrid cloud approach to realize the primary benefits of both private and public clouds, many are realizing additional benefits of opting for an open source-based hybrid cloud. A standard hybrid cloud still entails managing cloud software components from multiple vendors and ensuring all applications and data are properly integrated. When agencies take the open source-based approach, they can simplify migration to a hybrid cloud, while also realizing the agility and flexibility of open source.


Blending cloud-native and conventional applications

Most cloud native applications rely on conventional system integrations to deliver business value. Cloud native apps are optimized for agility and speed, but conventional apps bring the security and stability enterprises need in their infrastructures. Download this whitepaper to learn the ten lessons from early adopters for successful integration of cloud native and traditional applications.


eBook: The Right Infrastructure Strategy to Support Bimodal IT Capabilities

Chances are good that your IT organization is supporting a large number of core business applications—and they’re probably under extreme pressure to deliver innovation for the business at a moment’s whim. But to do both effectively, your IT infrastructure better boast some very specific characteristics—such as a bimodal model—but why?


Enterprise Insight Analysis for Cyber Threat Analysis

Securing your infrastructure, your customer interactions and protecting your data are critical to preserving your reputation and your bottom line. Today’s cyber threats are becoming more sophisticated, agile and capable of getting past any network security. IBM® i2® Enterprise Insight Analysis is a next generation intelligence solution that enables organizations to incorporate cyber threat analysis into their security strategy and turn their defense into a proactive offense. Download this article to learn more!


Beyond Borders: Tracing the impacts of Smarter Public Safety, Frost and Sullivan

See how law enforcement agencies are pursuing more effective public safety by taking advantage of advances in predictive analytics and collaboration technologies.


Drive Data to Decision

Data and information assist the decisions made during military defense operations. In this eBook, we look at the rapidly evolving use of advanced analytics in defense intelligence.


What is Cyber Threat Analysis?

What is Cyber Threat Analysis? Human-led analysis and computer-driven analytics equal actionable insights that protect data and neutralize cyber threats. Download this infographic to learn more!


The Awakening of Cyber Threat Analysis

Discover a new approach to a seemingly unsolvable cyber problem. A new specialty of cyber threat analysis, also referred to as cyber analysis, is an emerging discipline focusing on advanced threats. The analyst, crucial to the analysis process, will use their intuition and experience to discover hidden threats and develop patterns of threat activity over time. In order to maximize an analyst’s capability and multiply their work capacity, a mature security organization must use a data analysis tool to enrich, produce, visualize and analyze information. Read more to find out the critical tools needed to keep your organization safe.


Information Governance Considerations in the Public Sector

Discover how the challenge of managing Big Data for the government sector can be handled in today’s world. Good information governance, including traditional backup and data preservation/retention is really about retaining the right data for the right reasons. Learn more about the top ten most important IT priorities in the next 12 months for public-sector organizations.