Posts Tagged: Iron

Federal Cybersecurity Trends in 2014

2013 proved to be an eye-opening year when it came to cybersecurity. The NSA data breach shined a light on how virtually any organization is vulnerable to insider threats, and that achieving cybersecurity goals can be highly challenging. Next year, the rise of mobile device consumerization will continue to provide both security challenges and opportunities…. Read more »

How will you avoid the FDCCI Squeeze?

More than halfway to the 2015 FDCCI deadline, agencies are facing major consolidation challenges – uncertainty about their ability to meet the deadline, finding budget for consolidation, and shutting down or consolidating applications. Without mission owner support, consolidation stalls and agencies miss out on opportunities to save money, boost efficiencies, and free up dollars that… Read more »

Technology Lessens the Burden of the Federal Retirement Tsunami

Originally posted on TechSource by Dan Klanderman We’ve seen it coming for years, and in fact, planned on this disruption to the federal workforce. Yet, the federal retirement tsunami is still causing a disturbance in federal agencies, as a large population of federal employees reach retirement age concurrently. Nearly 9,000 retirement claims were filed in… Read more »

Celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Cyber security is a hot topic among the private and public sector, especially as the consumerization of IT continues to grow as a trend and business tool. And although the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 failed to become a law, the need for strong cyber security measures, particularly within the federal government, has not diminished. If… Read more »

A Future in the Clouds

Originally posted on Iron Bow TechSource Blog. By Lee Koepping, Client Computing Practice Director, Iron Bow Technologies In his first major policy speech, the new Federal CIO, Steven VanRoekel, announced that he’s going to build on his predecessor’s “cloud first” initiative and expand it in significant ways. “Future First,” as VanRoekel dubbed it, envisions a… Read more »

Lax Policies Keep Cyber Security Issues at Forefront

Originally Authored by Prem Iyer Posted to GovWinand Iron Bow TechSourceblogs In an earlier post, Preparing for the Fight, I discussed that most agencies are ill-prepared when it comes to protecting their assets against the latest cyber threats. This point was validated last month when the Government Accountability Office (GAO), as part of the Federal… Read more »

Will Government Agencies be ready for the Chromebook?

Originally Posted on Iron Bow Technologies Federal Blog, TechSource. Authored by Prem Iyer, Information Security Practice Director As with many new technologies the Chromebook is creating a surge of excitement among consumers. Users may be excited to get their hands on the new technology – but IT departments are dreading it. With the demand of… Read more »

Preparing for the Fight

Originally posted on Govwin.com By Prem Iyer, Director of Information Security at Iron Bow Technologies Despite a reported reduction in the number of cyber attacks, major brands and government agencies across the globe have been the targets of increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks. A notorious hacker group, LulzSec, has recently infiltrated government Web sites belonging to… Read more »