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Managing Cyber Risk

The cyber security landscape has become a vast and complex terrain that requires more than a simple check list to maintain. Managing cyber risk is best tackled via an integrated, balanced approach that requires a mix of business acumen and technology. Download this article to learn how at the end of the day you can walk away more confident in your operations so that you can get your job done.

Cyber Security Requires Holistic Approach

The recent high-profile data breaches in the public and private sectors have made it clear what cyber experts have said all along: Traditional approaches to cybersecurity are not sufficient for responding to the ever-evolving cyber threat landscape. Learn how your agency needs to incorporate people, process and technology to avoid any data breaches.

Hyperconvergence Simplifies the Data Center

IT resources—equipment, software, real estate and man hours—continue to sprawl in an attempt to keep pace with demand. For federal agencies, this never-ending data center creep has crowded innovative development out of budgets. Download this report to learn how virtualizing servers, applications and the network can help agencies reduce equipment and management costs while simplifying the data center.

Web Threats Target Industry

While the ICS security problem has been developing for years, it wasn’t until the Stuxnet worm was discovered in 2010 that governments around the world became fully aware the extent of the problem. Download this special report to gain more insight into the realm of cyber-threats and industrial security.

Agencies Move Toward Cloud Interoperability and Integration

As more federal agencies successfully move workloads to the cloud, they are beginning to realize the true benefits of cloud technology—scalability, cost savings, security and efficiency. Download this gamechanger to learn more about the latest in cloud computing, including the five steps to cloud readiness.

Bring In the Branch Office

Organizations with widespread offices often struggle with how to extend the same IT services, data and applications to all their employees. But all workers need continuous access whether they’re in the central office or halfway around the world. Download this digital dialogue to learn how the U.S Customs and Border Protection plans to deliver seamless services to its remote users.

Transform Agency Operations with Network Function Virtualization

As network demand multiplies at an unprecedented rate, government agencies must evolve from traditional networks that no longer satisfy the dynamic and expanding needs of their users. Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is a new approach that uses cloud techniques to virtualize dedicated network functions with a simplified and cost-efficient model. Take a few minutes to review this executive overview to learn how NFV supports transformation of agency infrastructures and operations with reduced complexity, greater automation and network integration, and improved enterprise security.

Succeeding with Federal Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Phase 2

The lessons of recent cybersecurity history are clear: compliance-driven and reactive information security efforts will never mitigate all risk. Learn what Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Phase 2 means to you and how to choose the right solutions for success.

Enterprise Insight Analysis for Cyber Intelligence

Securing your infrastructure, your customer interactions and protecting your data are critical to preserving your reputation and your bottom line. Organizations must evolve, replacing traditional defensive security strategies with a proactive, intelligence-driven offense to prevent and disrupt these threats. The IBM® i2® Enterprise Insight Analysis solution is a next-generation intelligence solution designed to turn overwhelming and disparate data sets into comprehensive intelligence, in near real time.

Case Study: Operation Nighthawk

Special Operations Forces (SOF) from friendly countries use joint training exercises, such as Operation Nighthawk, to improve their own capabilities and to ensure that they can work together to counter cross-border and multi-national threats. Operation Nighthawk was a 2014 multinational SOF training exercise, bringing together 1,600 personnel from military and police forces from more than 10 countries. The goal was to simulate a fast-paced deployment of SOF units to an active hotspot, and train both field operatives and support staff to plan and conduct special operations.

Research Brief: Converged Infrastructure Drives Data Center Efficiency

Despite the progress many federal agencies have made toward increasing efficiency, lowering costs and improving agility in their data centers, there is still more work to be done. According to a recently conducted survey of federal IT decision-makers, virtualization is just the first step toward achieving these goals. Download this brief to discover more survey findings.

Who's Better at Cybersecurity? The Feds vs. the States

First government-wide cybersecurity study from HP and Ponemon Institute reveals where the federal government is outpacing state and local agencies. This report provides an in-depth comparison of priorities, challenges and resources available to keep various government agencies secure from attacks and threats.

Infographic: Cybersecurity in Federal, State & Local Government

Download this informative infographic to understand more about information-sharing, cyber attack preparedness, accountability and key challenges to keeping agencies secure from attacks and threats.

New Tool Simplifies Data Backup as Complexity Grows

What good is collecting terabytes of data if the agencies collecting it are unable to utilize it. The goal is not only for agencies to backup data but also to have it ready to make decisions. Download this executive summary to start solving the diverse challenges of backup and recovery and find out how you can move faster and take bigger risks trusting that your information is safe!

DHS Moving on to CDM Phases 2 and 3

DHS has wisely taken a crawl, walk, then run approach to rolling out its Continuous Monitoring and Mitigation (CDM) program. Download this guest column to learn more on how this three-phase strategy provides incremental, tangible real-world progress toward a safer and more secure government enterprise.

Mobile Security: Take Nothing for Granted

While laptops and notebook computers have been part of the mobile infrastructure for some time now, the challenges of managing and securing these mobile computing platforms remains as much a priority as ever. Download this GameChanger to gain more knowledge on how mobility can help take your organization to the next level while still keeping your devices secure.

Content Management Leads to More Efficient Education

It’s critical for an organization to maintain its educational and training materials however, that can be an arduous process for HR professionals, often requiring a staggering amount of manual work. Luckily, selecting the right technology can help streamline this process. Download this digital dialogue to learn how a trade association revolutionized its business using a digital content management system.

Average Cost of Cyber Crime Per Organization Escalates to $15 Million

This annual study from HP and Ponemon Institute provides insight to the most costly cyber crimes and the approaches organizations can take to minimize the impact.

Disrupt the Status Quo with the Software-Defined Enterprise

Agencies’ current IT environments make it expensive, inefficient and increasingly difficult to keep pace with user demands. Solving the problem starts with the datacenters. Download this digital dialogue to learn more on how agencies are centralizing their IT services and migrating workloads to a software-defined, service based model.

Big Data: The Path to Mission-Centric Analytics

Is your agency currently taking full advantage of existing data to improve decision-making, reduce risk, increase efficiencies and lowers costs? Download this comprehensive research report to discuss some of the results of a recent survey conducted by Beacon Technology Partners and underwritten by Unisys. This survey sheds light on the importance of big data analytics in meeting mandates, concerns about fully committing to the process, the types of robust tools agencies are using or considering, and what steps agencies will likely take to make big data analytics a reality.

Delivering on the Promise of Virtualization

With budgets pressures increasing, agencies are looking for anything that can help them maintain mission capabilities. As virtualization technologies continue to prove their worth in providing cost savings, boosting performance and operating efficiencies, they are increasingly showing themselves to be an essential technology to help agencies meet their IT goals. Download this special report to learn more on the growth of virtualization, containers, and software-defined platforms.

State of Cybersecurity in Local, State & Federal Government

Cybersecurity breaches that compromise the organization’s networks or enterprise systems are happening an average of almost every two months at the federal level and about every three months at the state level. This report explores the challenges IT and IT security practitioners face in keeping various government agencies secure from attacks and threats.

Economy of Security

Security solutions can help government agencies drive economic vitality for their regions with security intelligence. What is not as widely considered is the fact that cyber and physical security breaches can have a negative effect on economic vitality. Read this paper to gain a better of understanding of the connection between economic vitality and security.

The Future of Convergence Is Here

The Future of Convergence is Here! Hitachi Data Systems Federal Unified Compute Platform (UCP) is a portfolio of converged infrastructure services and solutions. Combining best-of-breed storage, servers, networking and software management.

eBook: Build a Winning Workforce

More than most private enterprise, government agencies rely on workers with the right skills to help them conduct business and provide services to the American public. Given their different missions, the skill sets agencies require are diverse and in many cases highly specific. Meeting the demand for those skills is a critical and strategic necessity. Download this informative eBook to gain insights on how the right technology can help your organization streamline HR efforts.

CDM: Next Steps Toward Better Security

Download this informative event summary of the recent Face to Face Event titled "CDM: Next Steps Toward Better Security" to help you determine the best cyber security options for your agency.

Breach Response: How to Prepare

Being breached has become the rule, rather than the exception, and with the rise of nation state attacks on government networks, security experts are facing an increasingly dangerous threat environment. This report will show how your security team can get into the right mindset to prepare for breaches: by assuming an attack has already occurred.

Solving the Security Storage Challenge

No longer do SOC operators, CISOs and CIOs have to compromise on capacity or budget — or sacrifice other mission needs — to provide forensics and analytics on a longer retention time.

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.

Data Center Consolidation and Rationalization for the Federal Government

Learn how to easily accelerate data center consolidation projects by up to 50% while eliminating up to 90% of data center migration testing cost and effort. Transform the economics and risk profile of Federal modernization projects.

Delphix for Amazon Web Services for the Federal Government

To achieve better integration & agility, federal agencies are under mandate to migrate to cloud services like AWS. Cloud migrations however, are complex, disruptive, and time consuming projects that face security and compliance-related challenges.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.