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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.

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    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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    The critical need for automation in agency cyber defense

    With a system of integrated, orchestrated security solutions, agencies can shorten the time to detection so that forensic analysis can begin immediately and defenses hardened.

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    3 ways agile can improve communications during contract transitions

    Agile communications can provide a lightweight structure for vendor transitions by increasing awareness of progress and challenges and helping managers make more informed decisions.

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    How agencies can improve the reliability of cloud-based email

    Applying standard network monitoring solutions and strategies to their email platforms will give IT managers better insight into the performance of cloud email servers.

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    Small town's Alexa skill wins AWS award

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