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Government agencies boosting their cybersecurity game

Posted on October 22, 2014 0 comments
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With breaches becoming more commonplace than ever, organizations have increasingly taken efforts to improve their security and ensure that their assets are safe from malicious parties. Government agencies in particular are creating initiatives to bolster their cybersecurity endeavors, including developing the NIST framework and educating staff members on emerging threats. These endeavors will go a long way toward guaranteeing that sensitive information is protected while providing employees with the tools they need to be successful without compromising essential data.  Read More

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Senate urged to pass cybersecurity bill by 9/11 commission

Posted on October 21, 2014 0 comments
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It was announced last week that the 9/11 Commission has called on the Senate to pass cybersecurity legislation before Congress goes on recess for the year. The commission warned Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that the country is growing increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks, citing major breaches at Home Depot and Target and the frequent discoveries of new flaws as proof of the eminent danger.  Read More

4 men indicted for breaching U.S. Army networks

Posted on October 01, 2014 0 comments
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It was revealed today that the Justice Department has charged four men with hacking into the computer systems of a variety of tech organizations, as well as the U.S. Army, and stealing more than $100 million worth of records. The men were indicted by a federal grand jury in Delaware on April 23, but the record was sealed until September 30.  Read More

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Local governments benefit from insights offered by big data

Posted on September 25, 2014 0 comments
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As organizations amass a growing amount of information, the use of big data has been shown to offer numerous advantages in practically every industry. One area that is only just beginning to harness the benefits of big data is the public sector. In an interview with BizCommunity, Logikal Consulting CEO Gerald Naidoo noted that policymakers and agency officials can utilize big data to improve the work governments are doingin areas like transportation, emergency response, utilities and social programs.  Read More

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Federal government recruits tech experts for better IT capabilities

Posted on September 25, 2014 0 comments
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Government agencies have been notorious in their inability to be transparent with their disclosure of information to the public. For this reason, many organizations are trying to correct this by providing timely website updates and ensure that constituents understand the logic behind choices being made. However, as seen by the massive failure of HealthCare.gov, even federal groups need help in their IT efforts. This demand has driven agencies to pursue IT infrastructure services to improve their website capabilities.  Read More

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Government looks to successful examples for data center consolidation

Posted on September 25, 2014 0 comments
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Data center consolidation has been at the forefront of government IT initiatives recently as the 2015 deadline for footprint reduction continues to draw near. In an effort to be more environmentally friendly and utilize resources more effectively, the federal executives created a goal to close down a number of facilities, but this has been slow going as groups attempt to adjust. While some agencies struggle with their consolidation, others have taken it in stride, becoming an example for their peers to effectively reduce their power and asset usage.  Read More