Howard County, Md., Launches CISO in Residence Program – Find Out Why

Howard County, Maryland’s Center for Entrepreneurship and the Howard Tech Council have teamed up to launch a new Chief Information Security Office In Residence program, they are calling it HoCo CISO. The idea is simple, the HoCo CISO gives Howard Tech Council members, the opportunity to receive security consulting advice and resources from trained securityRead… Read more »

A New Era At TechAmerica – Five Big Priorities

TechAmerica has been working through a difficult period after four key executives left suddenly to start a competing public sector organization. Now, Mike Hettinger the newly hired Senior Vice President for Public Sector, is hitting the ground running. He told Chris Dorobek on the DorobekINSIDER program that he has spent considerable time since he wasRead… Read more »

NASCIO Unveils To-Do List For States – Plus Your Weekend Reads

Priority lists are commonplace in government. There are the 25-point implementation plans, the 7-year contracts and the 30-leases. However, creating a priority list of action items to be completed in the next year is rare. But that is exactly what the National Association of State Chief Information Officers have done by releasing their annual listRead… Read more »

More Communication, Collaboration Needed in Federal Cybersecurity

By Jeff Ghelerter and Curtis Cote The numbers are astonishing. There are around 70 million cyber-attacks on the Department of Defense per week, or roughly 115 per second, and the National Nuclear Security Administration matches those numbers. Cyber-attacks on the federal government increased 782% between 2006 and 2012, and 66% of security breaches go undetectedRead… Read more »

The 4 A’s Government Needs to Protect Your Privacy

“You’ve been hacked.” That is the line that every person dreads waking up to in their inbox. But securing your identity and your privacy is no easy task. The government has been using identity and access management tools for years, commonly known as IAM. IAM uses a four part verification process that helps cut downRead… Read more »

Hacking into SCADA

Fortunately, for many years, the water and wastewater industry did not experience too many breaches on the digital front. But a few years back, the Stuxnet virus showed up and our digital innocence was shattered. When this happened, I was somewhat surprised because of the lack of previous attacks, but I never really heard howRead… Read more »

Unleashing the Power of Technology: Driving American Excellence through Innovation, Analytics, Efficiency, and Security

Please join in the discussion! GTRA Technology Council Meeting – Government IT Security Collaboration June 22 – 24, 2014 The Lansdowne, Leesburg, VA Unleashing the Power of Technology: Driving American Excellence through Innovation, Analytics, Efficiency, and Security The GTRA Technology Council Meeting brings together an elite group of federal IT leaders who believe inRead… Read more »

12 Tips on Mobile Security from 2 Senior Executives in Government

In our most recent resource entitled, “Agency of the Future: Guide to Mobile Security in Government” (you can download it here), I had the chance to interview two senior leaders in government: Rick Holgate, chief information officer at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Bradley Nix, chief information security officer at the DepartmentRead… Read more »

Huffington Post Interview With Xerox’s Chuck Brooks”,”background_color”:”#cccccc”,”font”:”lucida grande”,”layout”:”button_count”,”author_nickname”:”hp_blogger_Brian E. Finch”,”entity_type”:”1″,”entity_id”:320489,”hp_track”:”Author Info”,”vertical_id”:0}”> Cybersecurity Industry Interview With Xerox’s Chuck Brooks by Brian Finch, Partner, Dickstein Shapiro, LLP As we kick off 2014, I am starting the New Year with an interview series, which will provide an overview of the cybersecurity industry. I spoke with Vice President and Client Executive at Xerox, ChuckRead… Read more »

What’s the Biggest Threat to Your Agency When You Use Your Smartphone or Tablet?

Last week, GovLoop launched its “Agency of the Future: Guide to Mobile Security in Government”, which you can download here. The guide is packed with fascinating insights from a survey of 255 government employees, including a breakdown of which mobile devices employees use, their ability to download apps on those devices and the degree toRead… Read more »