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    Phishing is still a big problem, but users can help shrink it

    If employees have an easy way to spot and report suspicious emails, security teams will get a steady stream of front-line threat intelligence.

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    Data security at the tactical edge: Rightsizing solutions

    As data center functionality moves to the field, data protection capabilities must adapt to address challenges posed by edge deployments.

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    Security fundamentals: Policy compliance

    Policy compliance isn’t about the utility or value of what’s actually implemented; it’s about the process of assessment.

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    Government data in the cloud: Provider and user responsibilities

    Agency IT managers must ensure that their providers are using the latest techniques and technologies to protect data.

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    Countering the mobile phishing challenge

    Mobile endpoint security solutions can help agencies protect government networks from sophisticated phishing attacks targeting employees' devices.

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    Takeaways from the DC-area WEA system test

    When emergency managers across the National Capital Region sent a test message to 5.5 million people through the Wireless Emergency Alert system, they learned the value of multiplatform communications.

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    If IGs are going to work together, they need better collaboration tools

    Unified communications as a service can help inspector general offices collaborate without a major overhaul of each agency's communications environment.

  • key in cloud (Blackboard/Shutterstock.com)

    Securing the public cloud with HSM as a service

    While traditional hardware security modules may have proved difficult to deploy in the public cloud, HSMaaS solutions offer data security and management at cloud scale.

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    Security fundamentals: File integrity monitoring

    Agencies that can shift their risk management perspective from a piecemeal approach to a holistic one focusing on integrity management will start seeing benefits that span security, compliance and IT operations.

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    3 ways to inspire citizen engagement with social media

    Creating authentic content, snackable videos and a consistent presence will help agencies boost engagement and get the most out of their social media investment.

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  • Phishing

    Phishing is still a big problem, but users can help shrink it