Posts Tagged: cyber

Empowering Agency Analysts to Minimize Risks

The following blog post is an excerpt from a recent GovLoop guide: Your Cybersecurity Crash Course. We solicited the GovLoop community to learn their top cyber challenges and the report, we answer 12 of their most pressing cyber questions. As public information is increasingly digitized, cyber threats and breaches have the potential to cause catastrophic damage. As society hasRead… Read more »

Breached, Broached, Broke – Hacked in 2014

Breaches, breaches, breaches everywhere! 2014 will go down in the history books as the year of the mega data breach. Don’t believe me? Take this not-so-fun fact in November the United States Postal Service was breached and more than 2.9 million potential customers were impacted. To put that number in context, in the same yearRead… Read more »

How Do You Balance Risk Against Innovation for Cyber?

The following blog post is an excerpt from a recent GovLoop guide: Your Cybersecurity Crash Course. We solicited the GovLoop community to learn their top cyber challenges. In the report, we answer 12 of their most pressing cyber questions. In today’s technologically inundated world, cybersecurity is an issue that affects public and private sectors alike. GovLoop recently hadRead… Read more »

How Can You Combat Insider Threats?

The following blog post is an excerpt from a recent GovLoop guide: Your Cybersecurity Crash Course. We solicited the GovLoop community to learn their top cyber challenges and the report, we answer 12 of their most pressing cyber questions. Insider threats can have severe consequences, with victim organizations facing significant costs and damages. According to the FBI, the averageRead… Read more »

3 Best Practices for Securing Confidential Data

With organizations creating more documents and data by the minute, it’s essential now more than ever before that agencies look at how to protect all of their information. That’s why many agency leaders are now exploring Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions. DLP helps organizations discover, monitor, protect and manage information, particularly sensitive data, wherever itRead… Read more »

23 Cybersecurity Facts and Figures

You’ve probably heard a lot about the mounting threat of cyberattacks and the need for government organizations to safeguard their information environment against them. Recent events like the USIS breach only amplify anxiety over cybersecurity. But is all this hype really merited? You may be questioning whether the threat of cybersecurity is overinflated or fleeting. Well, we’re hereRead… Read more »

Capture the Flag: Cybersecurity Training Edition

In our closing keynote session at the Cyber Playbook event, Ann Barron-DiCamillo, Director, U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), Department of Homeland Security, shared some insights of her work at US-CERT and the importance of training the cyber workforce. In her role, Ann Barron-DiCamillo serves as the lead for DHS’s response to major cybersecurity incidents,Read… Read more »

New Threats Means New Solutions

The following blog post is an excerpt from a recent GovLoop guide: Your Cybersecurity Crash Course. We solicited the GovLoop community to learn their top cyber challenges and the report, we answer 12 of their most pressing cyber questions. Whether it’s the ability to pay parking tickets, speeding tickets, file permits, apply or disburse benefits, the internet has transformedRead… Read more »

What Does it Mean to Be Secure?

The following blog post is an excerpt from a recent GovLoop guide: Your Cybersecurity Crash Course. We solicited the GovLoop community to learn their top cyber challenges and the report, we answer 12 of their most pressing cyber questions.   Maintaining and protecting valuable assets are two of government’s most important tasks. Your agency may very well hold crucialRead… Read more »