Half of Government Employees Fear Phishing Attacks

In our recent GovLoop survey, we found that 49% of respondents are most concerned about phishing attacks. Below, I wanted to share a case study from our recent guide, Winning the Cybersecurity Battle, and offer 3 solutions to avoid falling victim to cyber attacks. We’ve all probably received an email that is a phishing attempt.Read… Read more »

MeriTalk: 74% of Federal Cyber Pros Focus on Data Theft Defense

A new MeriTalk survey of 100 federal government cybersecurity workers says close to three quarters of professionals have put data theft prevention at the top of their list of priorities. Seventy-four percent of those respondents said their top priority was to stop data theft but ensuring a user-friendly experience was the lowest-rated priority, with 40Read… Read more »

Are You Fully Prepared Against a Cyber Attack? Results From Our GovLoop Cyber Survey

This month is cybersecurity month, and GovLoop has a variety of guides, trainings and resources for you to improve your agencies cybersecurity efforts. Last month, GovLoop released the guide, Winning the Cybersecurity Battle, as part of our Agency of the Future series. Today, I wanted to take a moment to talk through some of theRead… Read more »

Could You Be the Next Cyber Attack Victim? Online Training

President Obama recently signed the Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Executive Order, mandating the development of standardized cybersecurity preparedness and a response plan for each government agency. Public sector leaders can agree that cybersecurity is important, but it is also a field rife with challenges. That’s why GovLoop and Juniper hosted an online training that discussedRead… Read more »

Worldwide Cyber Attacks

The Government Security News published an article titled: “German Telecom Company Provides Real-Time map of Cyber-attacks”. If it is credible, and at this point I have no reason to doubt its credibility, it is a fascinating bit of technology. Deutsche Telekom (the folks behind T-Mobile) indicates that there are about 450,000 cyber-attacks worldwide per day.Read… Read more »

Your Cybersecurity Cheat Sheet

Usually, the conversation about cybersecurity emphasizes avoiding cheats and short cuts. Cybersecurity is something that every employee must be thorough about. However, convincing your agency to adopt an innovative, effective, and user-friendly cybersecurity strategy should not be as complex as an analytics algorithm. That’s why GovLoop has broken down the essentials for you. Below you’llRead… Read more »

National Cyber Security Awareness Month Kick Off With Theme of “Shared Responsibility”

Posted from Federal Blue Print – This month the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) kicks off the 10th anniversary of its National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is lead by NCSA and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This year’s theme is “Our Shared Responsibility,” and today the NCSA is hosting an event atRead… Read more »

8 Ways To Mitigate Cybersecurity Risks

Achieving your agency’s mission with the newest technology is a necessary step to modernize services and to keep pace in the digital era. However, virtualization can make your agency more vulnerable if it is not paired with the right security measures. In GovLoop’s new Agency of the Future series guide, “Winning the Cybersecurity Battle,” featuresRead… Read more »

GovLoop Resources for Cybersecurity Month

Throughout the month of October, the Department of Homeland Security will be celebrating National Cyber Security Month. To help build broader awareness, GovLoop will also be highlighting our cyber related guides, trainings and infographics as a means to educate and inform on cyber related issues. Today, cyber includes much more than just our personal identityRead… Read more »

Creating Resilient Security for Today’s World

Regardless if agencies are adopting cloud, mobile, data storage, or cybersecurity initiatives – agencies are facing increasing pressures to leverage new and emerging technology safely and securely. That’s why I am excited to attend the Symantec Government Symposium on October 2nd at the Walter E Washington Convention Center. The event brings together leading global ITRead… Read more »