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    Better solutions for ransomware recovery

    With the versioning and write-once, read-many features of object storage, agencies can limit the impact of ransomware when preventative measures fail.

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    The cloud as the new data center makes the internet the new LAN

    When applications move to the cloud, performance depends on the internet connection between the cloud service provider and the agency.

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    Digital transformation that keeps vulnerabilities at bay

    Robust online government services make security a top consideration for municipalities, which must ensure that valuable information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.

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    How agencies can use containers for IT (not just shipping)

    Despite its relative novelty, containerization is rapidly changing the technology landscape, and agencies should consider taking advantage of the benefits it offers.

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    No time for stalling: The urgent need for an election hacking response

    Until election security is prioritized, state and local election officials and candidates must fend for themselves against well-resourced and motivated attackers.

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    Data center management distracts agencies from their missions

    A cloud-neutral approach gives agencies a secure, dedicated infrastructure and the flexibility to bring in any cloud provider that meets their needs.

  • opioid analytics

    How analytics helps reduce opioid use disorder among Medicare patients

    Using spatial economic modeling on a high-powered analytics platform, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has been able to identify high-risk clusters of patients.

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    How to create a secure cyber environment

    By understanding the current threat landscape and institutional challenges, agencies can focus their efforts on mitigation and continuity plans, processes and technologies that will have the greatest impact when breaches occur.

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    The 2016 election: A lesson on integrity

    If change in any of the many systems that make up the election infrastructure cannot be detected, the integrity of the election process cannot be assured.

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  • smart city (metamorworks/Shutterstock.com)

    Citizen engagement and public service in the era of the IoT

    The internet of things is amplifying the number and variety of touchpoints available to reach citizens and giving municipalities access to data that can help shape service offerings.

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    Encryption management in government hyperconverged IT networks


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