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Cyber Case Study: An Integrated Solution at HHS

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had a government–sized cybersecurity challenge: vast amounts of sensitive data and a lack of department-wide situational awareness. This case study showcases how HHS was able to leverage an integrated set of tools to develop and implement a comprehensive cybersecurity program.


The Time is Right to Move to a Hyperconverged Infrastructure

The federal government continues to ask more of its IT resources. All of these mandates and requirements mean existing infrastructure needs an overhaul. Many have taken steps by implementing a converged infrastructure, but the next step is moving toward a hyperconverged infrastructure, which combines the best of convergence and the software-defined data center. Download this gamechanger to learn more about the many benefits of hyperconvergence including efficient VDI deployment and an easy path to the cloud.


Keep up with Data Demands

Government agencies are becoming increasingly dependent on using analytics to detect fraud, enhance cyber security and improve business operations. As these government agencies gather more and more data, their existing infrastructures can't keep up with demands. Download this article find out this problem can be addressed.


Guide to Selecting Flash for Virtual Environments

Performance and user experience concerns have prevented certain enterprise applications from being virtualized. The high performance and low latency of flash can enable these applications to be virtualized. In order to maximize your return on flash investment however the total number of Virtual Machines per physical server must increase dramatically.


Internet Security Threat Report

Symantec has established the most comprehensive source of Internet threat data in the world through the Symantec™ Global Intelligence Network, which is made up of more than 57.6 million attack sensors and records thousands of events per second. This network monitors threat activity in over 157 countries and territories through a combination of Symantec products and services such as Symantec DeepSight™ Intelligence, Symantec™ Managed Security Services, Norton™ consumer products, and other third-party data sources.


Mobility and Security: On the Cutting Edge

Every year, more federal employees use mobile devices to collaborate with coworkers, engage with citizens, collect and transmit data, and remain productive while out of the office. According to Mobile Work Exchange, 90 percent of government employees use mobile devices today, and that number is expected to rise even further over time. With the increased use of mobile devices, agencies need to increase their security measures. Download this article find out how your agency can maintain high mobility while maintaining a high level of security.


Cloud Services: Host of Benefits for Federal Agencies

Cloud services represent a new relationship between enterprises and service providers that may save the enterprise money, reduce contract terms and provide the agility to get new services and resources up and running instantly. Download this article to find out more about factors to consider when selecting a cloud service.


Building a Highly Secure Cloud Ecosystem

This paper discusses how your agency should partner with CSPs to apply a multi-level cybersecurity strategy that spans both agency and CSP IT assets and services, while addressing your security and compliance requirements. By clearly defining security roles and responsibilities, both agencies and CSPs can move forward towards a common goal: protecting citizen and mission-critical data from unauthorized access, disclosure, modification or monitoring.


Why Mobile Security Matters

The modern government agency has recognized the need to embrace mobile devices in the workplace. Whether you’ve already adopted a mobility program or are just starting to consider it, this whitepaper discusses the five critical questions modern CISOs are asking about mobile security.


Federal Mobile Threat Report

This report examines the current state of security threats to iOS and Android devices in the federal workplace. Download this insightful report to learn more on threats such as malware on Android, side loaded applications on iOS, rooting on Android, jail breaking on iOS and OS vulnerabilities on both iOS and Android.


Feds: You Have a BYOD Program

Lookout conducted a survey of 1,002 U.S. federal government employees and learned that many federal agencies have a "shadow BYOD" program despite agency policies against BYOD. Read this report to learn more about what federal government employees are actually doing on their mobile devices and how your agency may be at risk.


Unified Approach to Cybersecurity Decreases Chances of Error

The Federal Government is a prime target for cyber-attacks. The valuable information it stores and dependence our citizens place on their services gives it a unique level of vulnerability. This digital dialogue covers the key points of the 3 part webcast covering cybersecurity and protecting sensitive information from hackers and cyber attacks. Download this now to find out how you can better protect your system.


The Outlook for Oasis

The One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services vehicle also known as OASIS has agencies jumping onboard with their innovative system. OASIS allows agencies to buy a wide range of vetted goods and services under one contracting vehicle. Download this informative overview to see how OASIS can help you.


Enhance Network Security: A Survey by Ipsos Observer for HP

Much of the perception of network security is driven by the headlines. But planning investments in security programs and technology requires real data. “State of Network Security,” a survey sponsored by Ipsos and HP, explores the challenges faced by 205 network security professionals in the United States. It examines their main concerns, their experience with cyber threats, and their use and planned use of network security technologies.


NetApp AltaVault Cloud-Integrated Storage

Traditional backup and recovery solutions can be slow, expensive and risky. As storage grows, organizations struggle to find a strategy that meets their needs. Download this whitepaper to learn about a storage solution that can boost recovery, cut costs and increase security.


Next-generation IPS and firewall: Why you need both

In this HP white paper, discover why your government organization needs both a next generation firewall and intrusion detection system. Gain insight into the role each of these systems plays, the role of security intelligence, and best practices to defend against advanced persistent threats and keep out the bad guys.


NETCENTS-2: Jetting Toward Higher Potential

The Network-Centric Solutions-2 (NETCENTS-2) contracts provide the Air Force with a primary source of netcentric and IT products, services, and solutions. Use of the NETCENTS-2 contracts (except ITPS) is mandatory for Air Force organizations as the contracts are awarded. NETCENTS-2 is a follow to the successful NETCENTS-1 program, on which ordering stopped at the end of fiscal 2013. With a total contract ceiling of more than $24 billion, the seven-year contract is more than twice the size of NETCENTS-1 and carries more than 12 times the number of vendors. Download this guide to learn more about the improvements and changes of NETCENTS-2.


Get Connected: A Checklist for a Smarter, More Effective Government

It’s been said that throughout history, the only constant is change—and nowhere is that more true than within the government. Demands change on a daily basis, and only the most well connected agencies will be able to keep up.


How-to-Guide: Lenovo Solutions for Creating Connected Government

With promises of higher productivity, greater data utilization, and a stronger IT infrastructure, it’s no surprise that so many government agencies are adopting the connected government model.


The Anatomy of a Connected Government

Modern technology has been helping all kinds of businesses and organizations become more connected to their employees, stakeholders, and data for years—and government agencies are no exception.


State of Security Operations

In this 2nd annual report, HP provides insight into the capabilities, lessons learned, and performance levels of security operations based upon maturity assessments. Discover where government entities fall on the SOC maturity scale and how your organization can better protect its network, data, and mission.


Cloud Security and Shared Responsibility

Download this informative event summary of the recent Face to Face Event titled "Cloud Security and Shared Responsibility" to help you determine the best cloud computing options for your agency.


Datacenter Infrastructure: Opportunities for Government Agencies

See why federal and defense organizations are adopting Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructure to reduce costs, improve security and to leverage a practical and effective solution to managing heterogeneous infrastructure elements. Get started today!


Nutanix Acropolis

For the first time, infrastructure decisions can be made entirely based on the performance, economics, scalability and resiliency requirements of the application, while allowing workloads to move seamlessly without penalty. Download this brief to learn the three main components of Nutanix Acropolis, including how it differs from traditional approaches to virtualization.


Federal Network Visibility Crisis: Get to Know Your Apps

In a survey conducted by Market Connections, Inc., 51% of federal IT decision makers said it takes a day or more to detect and fix application performance issues. Due to a lack of insight into how their networks and applications are performing, these government leaders cannot immediately pinpoint and address problems.


Case Study | Ready, Aim, HP Fortify!

Download this informative case study to see how the U.S. Army deployed an application security regimen for munititions system to help prevent attacks by identifying and eliminating vulnerabilities in the munitions management software application to ensure training superiority and achieve readiness objectives.


The Economy of the Cloud

Governments across the globe are being forced to do more with less. As they strive to meet increased expectations from digitally-savvy citizens — and promote economic health for their regions — many government agencies are looking to technology for answers. Download to find out how cloud can assist agencies in driving economic vitality for their regions by helping control IT costs, improving citizen services and sparking operational and business model transformations.


Evolving with SEWP V

After more than two decades, NASA's Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) government-wide acquisition contract remains one of the most popular vehicles for IT products and related services. But that's not to say that NASA is resting on its laurels. Instead, the agency continues to listen to its customers and develop new tools and processes to help them meet their IT buying requirements. This special report offers insights into the fifth iteration of the program and all that is in store for the upcoming year.


Essential Guide to Synchronous Learning, Web Conferencing and Real-Time Collaboration

Are training and employee development programs engaging your employees? Do your online meeting tools meet the needs of your business? Download this guide to learn more about which factors your organization should consider when choosing synchronous learning, web conferencing, and real-time collaboration programs.


Taking an Enterprise-Wide View of Service Delivery

To modernize their IT services, federal CIOs are moving away from email and spreadsheets to manage their business. They are consolidating disparate and legacy systems onto a common platform, automating manual tasks and standardizing work processes. Download this whitepaper to read more on how to find the right IT service delivery solution for your organization.


Executive Insights: Clearing the Compliance Hurdle

Working with FedRAMP-certified vendors, agencies can leverage pre-approved expertise, facilities and resources to get the most benefit from the cloud. Download this whitepaper to learn more insights on cloud computing, including how to overcome obstacles to compliance.


Breaking the Cyber Attack Lifecycle

Find out why the new reality is that old enterprise security methods aren’t working. At this stage, the security industry is overinvested in products and technology, and underinvested in people and processes. The technology and tools that are currently in place often can’t be effectively managed. What’s required is a holistic approach to enterprise security that stops matching weapon for weapon and instead shifts focus to protecting what’s actually important to the business.


Best Practices: Health IT in the Cloud

It’s no coincidence that so many healthcare organizations are turning to the cloud to host their applications, processes and workloads. Download this whitepaper to learn how the cloud model can help your organization increase patient and provider access, improve agility, cut costs, and more!


Understanding Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation (CDM)

As sophistication of cyberthreats and the risk of damaging breaches have increased, so has the relevance for continuous monitoring in IT security. Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) combines, in an automated way, the ability to dynamically monitor networks and systems and assess security risks. Download this Contract Guide to learn more on why CDM is so important in the war against cyberthreats.


Software-Defined Storage: An Answer to Growing Data Needs

As the volume of data explodes, and looks set to continue to grow for a long time to come, finding solutions for how to manage and store that data has become a major headache for organizations. Download this whitepaper to learn how simply adding capacity is no longer an answer and the turn to cloud computing and the use of more dynamic applications is clearly outstripping the capabilities of current storage arrays.


From Messengers to Compensation Ambassadors

In this study, we sought to understand how managers’ communications skills impact employees’ perceptions of their pay. We also explored the role HR plays in developing these skills for managers, especially through compensation communication and training initiatives. We used data from the IBM WorkTrends™ survey, which measured employees’ attitudes about pay, managers’ communication skills, and organizational pay practices. Because these practices vary substantially by country, we focused on a sample of over 9,000 full-time regular employees in the U.S. We surveyed both employees’ and managers’ perspectives, so we were able to present both sides of the story.


A Vision for Cyber Security Detection Analytics

Organizations are in the midst of considering how Big Data can assist in their plans to detect advanced cyber adversaries. Many are starting to build Big Data infrastructure and feed it both structured and unstructured data, but few have determined exactly what they will do with the data after they have collected it. This paper outlines the vision of what to do with all this security data; a vision for detecting advanced adversaries through pairing Big Data and data science.


Solving the Cybersecurity Threat Puzzle

The insider threat is a pervasive security problem for all organizations, and has been from the beginning of the Internet age. While various technology solutions have been used to deal with threats from outside the enterprise perimeter, little seems to have worked to counter those from the inside. Download this special report to learn more on how object-based intelligence can help with your agency’s cyber defense initiatives.


Protect Against Evolving DDoS Threats: The Case for Hybrid

CIOs want harmony. Security directors loathe point products. Network operations won’t buy into anything new. CIOs can get the harmony they need around DDoS mitigation by extending the F5 Application Delivery Controller into a hybrid solution: on-premises with a new cloud component.


The Expectation of SSL Everywhere

SSL is the set of cryptographic protocols that secure data in transit. Today SSL is often the only tool standing between your organization and the bad actors. The stakes around SSL have been upleveled to the limit. Whether or not it’s convenient to admit, it’s time for organizations to uplevel their overall security posture to protect this last line of defense.


Face to Face Cybersecurity | Moving Online Identity Management Beyond the Password

Download this informative event summary of the recent Face to Face Event titled "Cybersecurity: Creating Trusted Identity-Driven Federal Enterprises" to see how you can make better use of identity analytics and existing security tools to decrease the number of incidents of online fraud and identity theft.


Ultimate Tech Challenge: OS Migration

IT professionals face interesting and complex challenges on a daily basis, and often need to come up with creative, on-the-fly solutions to fix problems and keep a business running. Operating system migrations are no different, and can present a handful of situational complexities to overcome.


Mobile Security: Confidence Ebbs as BYOD Booms

Security risks have grown roughly in proportion to the meteoric growth in employee-owned mobile devices within the workplace. Meanwhile cyber-attacks are growing in sophistication and severity. According to data from a new IDG Research survey, these dynamics have IT decision makers scrambling to tighten and revise BYOD policies while addressing the holistic issue of endpoint security.Download this two-page paper detailing the IDG Research results for expert advice on securing your organization’s data on Dell devices with Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor family in an increasingly mobile world.


Mobility and Your Remote Workforce: What to Consider Before Deploying New Laptops

Older PCs are a risk due to a lack of robust hardware-based security, older processors, and outdated operating systems. This Cheat Sheet paper discusses the points you should consider when selecting notebooks and laptops for your mobile and remote workforce. Download this paper today to learn about how combining the right hardware upgrades with newer OS options and endpoint management software can provide the needed protection against today’s security risks.


Old PCs Put Your Business at Risk

With hackers working around the clock to identify the next potential victim, it’s more important than ever for you to prioritize security. And if your business is using PCs even just a few years old, the chances of a successful attack are even greater: Virus protection and other software security solutions cannot sufficiently reduce the risk. Download this informative white paper to learn how to protect against hackers by upgrading to new desktops featuring Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor family and supporting software.


Migration Insights

The Migration Insight eGuide summarizes five IT Professional's real-world advice about managing migration, both on the client and server. It provides insight into their business decision to migrate, the migration process, training, and the business improvements achieved as a result of their decision to migrate.


Making the Case for Hybrid Cloud

Despite major strides and easier paths to cloud authorization, many agencies remain reluctant to adopt cloud for fear it will introduce new risks and added layers of complexity. This issue brief explores why a hybrid cloud model is the best answer for those risk averse agencies.


SAP NS2 Real-Time Cyber Situational Awareness

Security technologies designed for a traditional network and traditional attack patterns are no longer sufficient, as they cannot cope with the onslaught of Big Data and the analysis required to ultimately derive meaningful insights from it. Download this informative whitepaper to learn how you can overcome these challenges to achieve a greater anticipatory intelligence and more rapid resolution of cyber threats.