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6 Risk Management Best Practices You Can Implement Today

August 29, 2019

Understanding risk management (and why it’s important) as I highlighted in my last post, Why Risk Management Is Critical to Your IT Infrastructure, is essential as you begin to plan a course of action. In this post, we’ll continue to explore risk management, and …


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2 Key Assets in the Government’s Cybersecurity Battle (Part II)

August 27, 2019

Read part one here. Technology: Providing the Necessary Visibility Cybersecurity personnel can’t succeed without the proper tools, but many of them don’t have the technology necessary to protect their agencies. According to the Federal Cybersecurity Risk Determination Report and Action Plan, 38% of federal …


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Data Tampering: The Quiet Threat

August 23, 2019

For decades, data tampering has been limited to relatively simple attacks, like data corruption (which is immediately noticeable) or “cooking the books” to hide embezzlement or other financial failings. Of late, however, data tampering has been done with far more serious intent, such as redirecting shipments at …


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2 Key Assets in the Government’s Cybersecurity Battle (Part I)

August 20, 2019

The Trump administration issued two significant reports in the last couple of months attesting to the state of the federal government’s cybersecurity posture. The Federal Cybersecurity Risk Determination Report and Action Plan noted 74% of agencies that participated in the Office of Management and …



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Maintaining a Secure Environment: Use Cases Build a Security Policy

August 12, 2019

Security is a key operational consideration for organizations today because a breach can lead to significant losses of revenue, reputation, and legal standing. An entity’s environment is an ecosystem comprised of users, roles, networking equipment, systems, and applications coming together to facilitate productivity and profitability …




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Making Every Agency Employee a Security Advocate

July 30, 2019

The rising numbers of data breaches should come as no surprise to federal IT security pros who work every day to ensure agency information is secure. However, these breaches may not be something a federal IT team can prevent on its own. According to …