Posts Tagged: cybersecurity

It’s Not A Popularity Contest… Or Is It?

The government is faced with a conundrum. It’s unpopular and unattractive for emerging cybersecurity professionals. Unfortunately, the government has been the subject of many recent hacks. On top of this, federal agencies have a great deal of information and services that hackers want to gain access to. So, the government needs more and better cybersecurityRead… Read more »

The Tech Loop: Dude, Where’s My Car?

The Tech Loop is a weekly compilation of the latest happenings in government technology gathered from around the web. This week’s topics include cybersecurity, cloud, big data, & GIS. Cybersecurity Makin’ moves. The House passed two complementary cyber information-sharing bills this week. Both pieces of legislation would give companies legal liability protections when sharing cyberRead… Read more »

Cyber Trends & Strategies You Need To Know

Cybersecurity is an inescapable and urgent priority for everyone. No matter what sector you’re in or what device you’re using, securing your information and network is critical. To help keep you in the cyber loop, GovLoop’s 4th Annual Government Innovators Virtual Summit hosted the session: Cybersecurity Trends and Strategies You Need To Know. During thisRead… Read more »

The Tech Loop: Cannon Ball!

The Tech Loop is a weekly compilation of the latest happenings in government technology gathered from around the web. This week’s topics include cloud, IoT, cybersecurity, and big data  & analytics. Cloud My understanding is a little foggy. Having trouble separating cloud fact from fiction? This resource should help. Lack of understanding may be aRead… Read more »

Cybersecurity: No More Rumors

Hacks are no laughing matter. The U.S. government and the American population have lost billions of dollars as a result of IT system hacks. The threats come from all angles – insiders, thieves, terrorists, and your run-of-the-mill bad guys. Cybersecurity is not just a national issue – it’s a national battle. And it’s certainly beenRead… Read more »

Say What? Congress Works Together for Cyber

Everyday, cyberthreats are growing in number and sophistication. As each new exploit is exposed, it leads one to wonder what else is vulnerable in the federal government’s vast network architecture. And with limited resources and trained personnel, it is increasingly difficult for government to keep up with the advanced capabilities of cyber adversaries. In response,Read… Read more »

Talking TECH: A Fresh Take on Cybersecurity

The state of cybersecurity is constantly evolving and growing in sophistication. Shouldn’t discussions about it be similarly innovative? If you’re looking for something different in your cybersecurity education and some fresh voices outside of the tech echo chamber, then you’ll be excited to learn about the 2015 Symantec Government Symposium – Secure Government: Manage, Mitigate,Read… Read more »

Cybersecurity Is Everyone’s Problem – Even Yours

When you hear about a cyber breach, you probably wonder if your credit card has been compromised. But that’s it. Unless you are in the security field, a cyberattack can often feel like someone else’s problem. And that feeling is true in the government as well. Don’t believe it? Check this out: cybersecurity policies areRead… Read more »

How to Bypass Your Best Computer Security System in Ten Minutes

In the time it takes you to read this short article, an intruder can create 3-5 user accounts within your business system. Social engineering is a technique hackers use to take over an account by persuading or psychologically manipulating people to divulge confidential information. This is usually the first step within a more complex scheme.Read… Read more »

The Tech Loop: Harder. Better. Faster. Stronger.

The Tech Loop is a weekly compilation of the latest happenings in government technology gathered from around the web. This week’s topics include big data & analytics, cybersecurity, GIS, cloud, and IoT. Big Data & Analytics Oops, NIST did it again. Except in a good way. Following the wide and growing use of the NationalRead… Read more »