Cybersecurity is everywhere. Major attacks dominate the media, agencies shape their strategies around security, and almost all new employees have to learn about computer safety tips when they start a new job. But despite this apparent pervasive quality of cybersecurity, many agencies still struggle to develop a clear to-do list.
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Why IT modernization and consolidation efforts can create challenges.
This interview is an excerpt from our recent guide, The Future of Cybersecurity, which examines 15 trends transforming the way government safeguards information and technology. Increasingly, consumers want to bring their own technology solutions and devices into the workplace. However, “shadow IT” – unauthorized devices used within the workplace without the knowledge of the ITRead… Read more »
The bridge between the IT world and the “real” world seems to be widening. IT folks are tackling complex technology issues of today without fully understanding how minor errors can majorly impact the everyday user. Meanwhile, us common folk don’t even understand what makes the Internet work. The two worlds can’t seem to collide, oneRead… Read more »
This interview is an excerpt from GovLoop’s recent guide, The DoD of Tomorrow, which explores how the department is transforming its operations, technology, workforce, and acquisitions process to confront 21st century challenges. The Department of Defense is an incredibly multifaceted organization. To support that complexity, DoD personnel must craft an equally dynamic IT architecture whileRead… Read more »
The following interview with Chris LaPoint, Group Vice President of Product Management at SolarWinds, is an excerpt from our recent guide, Securing Government: Lessons from the Cyber Frontlines. In this guide, we review five tactics government organizations are using to enhance their cybersecurity. The risk of insider threats isn’t anything new – recent breaches like WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden’sRead… Read more »
Cybersecurity dialogues often talk about threats and breaches stemming from hackers, terrorists, and cyber-criminals. However, there are significant threats that come from individuals who are closer than you think – maybe even the person you sit next to at the office. SolarWinds, an IT management software company, recently researched insider threats to the federal government.Read… Read more »
The following is an excerpt from the GovLoop Guide, The Joint Information Environment: The IT Framework for the Future. You can access the full report here, in which we describe the JIE and impact it is making at the Department of Defense. The Joint Information Environment promises to create a consolidated IT infrastructure across theRead… Read more »
Whether it’s from a restaurant, your favorite outlet store, or trying to get ahold of your cellphone company to refute a faulty charge, we all have some epically bad customer service stories. Oftentimes, though, we decide not to say anything because we don’t know who to bring the issue to and don’t feel as thoughRead… Read more »