Category Archives: Government IT

The 5 non-cyber challenges facing federal cybersecurity

Cybersecurity may be the top issue keeping federal CIOs, CISOs and other IT officials up at night — but it doesn’t exist in a vacuum alone. In addition to strong cybersecurity risk awareness and mitigation policies, as well as state-of-the-art threat detection software, agencies must also equip themselves with top talent, modern systems, efficient procurement […]
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OPM Spent Less Than Nearly All Other Federal Agencies on Cybersecurity

THE FEDERAL AGENCY that stored, and lost, millions of current and former government employees’ sensitive files, fingerprints, and security clearances spent only a small fraction of what other federal agencies allocated for cybersecurity, according to a new report published by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Wednesday. The Office of Personnel Management breach, […]
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Feds Warn States to Batten Down Hatches Following Election System Attacks

The FBI has launched investigations into malicious cyberattacks on the electronic election infrastructures in Illinois and Arizona, and federal officials last month warned states to take steps to protect their systems as the presidential campaign heats up, according to reports that surfaced this week. The attacks, dating back to June, led to the illegal download […]
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Feds are using big data analytics for cybersecurity, but is it effective?

81 percent of Feds say their agency is using big data analytics for cybersecurity in some capacity – 53 percent are using it as a part of their overall cybersecurity strategy and 28 percent are using it in a limited capacity. However, breaches continue to afflict agencies with 59 percent of Feds reporting their agency […]
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