Cybersecurity

Best practices for securing teleworkers

User education, awareness and a mobile security strategy that extends to zero trust architecture will secure an agency’s infrastructure and data.

Cloud & Infrastructure

County’s telework success built on cloud foundation

When King County’s work-from-home orders went out March 3, employees were already accustomed to using Office 365 to work onsite, in the field or at home and to access all their files and get email phone calls.

Cloud & Infrastructure

When remote doesn’t work

State and local government finance and administrative departments are struggling to support telework.

Long-term telework can expand recruitment pool

The dramatic expansion of telework driven by the pandemic could fuel recruitment of federal employees who live outside the in Washington, D.C., area, Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said at a Nov. 18 hearing.

State & Local

App helps manage work for remote staff

The Telework Tracking Application automates the supervision of telework activities, giving managers the visibility they need.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Connect2LACity changes a city’s attitudes about working from home

Within a few weeks, 18,000 city employees had secure access to the city’s internal apps and websites through any device.

Keeping classified geospatial analysis on track during the pandemic

To continue developing artificial intelligence and machine learning applications to process geospatial data, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency found innovative ways to fill workflow gaps created by the pandemic.

Cloud & Infrastructure

DOD lays foundation for permanent, secure telework

The Defense Department’s Commercial Virtual Remote environment will need to go to a cloud security Impact Level 5 to support higher sensitivity, controlled unclassified information and mission critical information.

Emerging Tech

AR-based prep helps soldiers get the most out of in-person training

When the pandemic makes learning at a distance a necessity, augmented reality may help the military maintain readiness.

Cybersecurity

How can zero trust help secure the BYOD workforce?

By reducing complexity with a unified platform and leveraging a zero-trust approach, IT teams can reduce risk and act quickly to efficiently manage and secure the environment anywhere endpoints exist.

Cybersecurity

Hackers pivot to attack remote workers

In the current work-from-home environment, attackers are trying more interactive techniques to throw users off guard.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Staying Cloud Smart in remote work environments

As remote work increases, integrating multiple clouds allows agencies to easily scale depending on workload and provides the transparency needed to enhance security.

Cloud & Infrastructure

The shift to telework: Advice and lessons learned

Establishing and maintaining a telework-ready environment that is flexible, reliable and secure is critical for agencies moving forward.

Cloud & Infrastructure

GSA eyes SDN for post-pandemic telecom flexibility

The General Services Administration is counting on software-defined networking to help it manage demand for connectivity in offices nationwide, according to one of the agency's key IT managers.

Cybersecurity

Vishing attacks on the rise, FBI, CISA warn

Hackers are targeting employees working from home during the coronavirus pandemic with “vishing” or voice phishing campaigns, since at least mid-July, according to an alert from the FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

Cybersecurity

Pandemic underscores the importance of security, agility for remote work

Secure, remote work environments enhance productivity, ensure continuity of operations and open the door to recruiting and retaining a more diverse and motivated government workforce.

Cybersecurity

How-to guide for securing work-from-home data

Software-defined perimeter solutions can green-light connectivity to distributed apps and clients across multiple clouds, sites and domains.

Cybersecurity

Sustaining large-scale, long-term remote telework security

If maximum telework becomes the norm for government agencies, it is likely to impact every area of business from network infrastructure to security clearances.

Cloud & Infrastructure

How local government scaled up for remote workers

The biggest IT challenge local governments faced during the COVID-19 pandemic has been scaling existing infrastructure to accommodate many more workers than they had planned for, IT leaders said.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Agencies' pandemic response shows true power of cloud services

The virtual desktops, chatbots and other technologies that helped agencies make the best of a bad situation are likely to persist after the pandemic, one cloud experts says.

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