Implementing FISMA SI-7: Tackle this Challenging Control to Improve Your FISMA Grade

To enhance your FISMA compliance grade, you must implement one of the most challenging controls in NIST SP800-53: SI-7, which requires organizations to employ automated and centrally-managed integrity verification tools to detect unauthorized change. This level of visibility can be difficult enough to achieve, but SI-7 also requires organizations to incorporate the unauthorized changes they find into their incident response process and be ready to pass an audit trial demonstrating these capabilities.

BIM Poised for Greater Adoption

Government agencies at the federal, state and local levels are always looking for ways to improve the manner in which they carry out various programs. This is both to ensure better outcomes and get the most out of the limited financial and staff resources they have to assign to projects. When it comes to building and construction jobs, nothing seems more promising than Building Information Modeling (BIM). Download this report to get access to findings from a recent survey polling more than 100 government and contractor sources about their organizations’ current use of BIM.

SEWP Keeps Pace with Tech Horizons

NASA’s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) contract vehicle has grown in size and currently operates with 145 contract holders, 119 of which are small businesses. Over the years, SEWP has gone from just one of a number of government-wide acquisition contracts (GWACs) to the top of the pile. It’s widely considered as one of best run IT-based contracts and has become a go-to resource for government agencies. Download this special report containing expert viewpoints from SEWP Program Manager, Joanne Woytek and experienced contract holders, as we take a deeper dive into SEWP V.

Getting the Edge on Cyberthreats

An event overview of the Aug. 24th Security Summit: Getting the Edge on Cyber Threats. Download now to learn more!

Leveraging CDM to Improve Cybersecurity

The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program is designed to support government-wide and agency-specific efforts to provide adequate, risk-based, and cost-effective cybersecurity. The CDM program will roll out in three phases. This white paper describes how the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform, in combination with select technology and delivery partners, supports all three CDM phases and enables agencies to achieve the security objectives of the program.

Use Case: Government Endpoint

As we know, governments globally are among the most highly targeted networks. Accessing sensitive government data means accessing the assets that can connect to it or house that data. Servers, workstations, virtual desktops and other devices can all suffer from vulnerable operating systems and applications – a way in for a would-be attacker. To ensure governments have a realistic approach to cyber risk reduction and threat prevention that’s adapted to today’s threat conditions, Palo Alto Networks enables visibility and reduction in attack surface during every stage of a cyber attack. Download this informative white paper to learn more!

Advanced Analytics: A Powerful Prescription for Health and Social Programs

Advanced analytics can bring significant changes to government healthcare and social programs. Applying this level of data analytics can greatly improve patient outcomes, enhance research efforts and drive greater value from disparate data stores. It is already helping improve diagnoses and care and promises to streamline healthcare and social service practices in the future. Download this informative eBook to learn more!

Mobile Management from the Ground Up

The use mobile of devices throughout government agencies continues to increase. The security threats specifically targeting those devices and the challenges agencies face securing and managing those devices continue to multiply as well. It’s a combination of security solutions and policies to arrive at the delicate balance of ensuring access and ensuring security.

Digital Government: Moving From Vision to Reality

Do agencies really "get" digital government? Do they understand its promise and potential, and do they see it as vital to their future? A recent survey, commissioned by Unisys, explored the perceived and real benefits that agencies are realizing in their efforts to transform through digital technologies. Download this informative Executive Summary to learn more about where federal, state and local agencies are on the path to transformation and where they see that path taking them in the future.

Keep Pace with Cloud Security

Agencies have made significant inroads migrating some of their applications to the cloud. As user expectations rise and cloud implementations become more sophisticated though, they have to double down on security and management practices.

Cloud Gives Agencies Transformational Tools

After resolving some initial concerns, many agencies have embraced cloud computing as a secure option to support their mission and transformation goals. As they delve deeper into the cloud though, agencies find they still have hurdles to clear—especially cultural issues.

Mobility Surge Raises Security Stakes

Until recently, federal agencies saw mobile technology as a promising tool primarily for improving the productivity of employees whose work often takes them on the road—the so-called mobile warriors. Today, agencies recognize the federal workforce has become a mobile workforce, with employees expecting access to information and services at any time, from anywhere, using any device. Download this informative GameChanger to learn how federal agencies are using gamechanging technology to use mobile security not as something that inhibits productivity, but as a facilitator.