The benefits of moving IT networks and systems to the cloud are well established, yet seven years after the federal government’s Cloud First policy came out, government agencies continue to struggle with cloud migration – and not for lack of trying. Cloud Smart, a follow-up strategy that is in the works, seeks to give agencies the tools they need to “adopt cloud solutions that streamline transformation and embrace modern capabilities.”
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Government agencies and partners often struggle with integrating and digesting data. Yet, analyzing and sharing data is the key to ensuring that you have the most comprehensive and current information. Rapidly evolve your agency's operational processes with Azure Government and explore how cloud computing is already driving IT modernization in your industry.
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You can’t hack what you can’t see. It makes sense, then, to cloak the addresses of network nodes that make systems vulnerable to hackers. From their perspective, cloaked network nodes no longer exist. The Cyberspace Operations Infrastructure (CSOI), developed by IMPRES Technology Solutions, is a fabric-based architecture that integrates with security, topology and protocols on multiple levels. CSOI leaves hackers in the dark.
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State and local governments concerned about network security can emulate the best practices of federal intelligence and military agencies, such as the CIA, NSA, FBI and the Defense Department. Those critical organizations physically isolate their networks and assets from the public internet and anyone who isn't authorized to have access. State and local governments can emulate the strategy by adding an air-gap network isolation solution to their arsenal of security tools.
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Most secure keyboard-video-mouse (KVM) switches support a particular video standard. At agencies deploying air-gap network isolation strategies into environments supporting multiple computing platforms and video interfaces, the lack of KVM universality can quickly lead to cluttered desktops and spiraling costs. The Belkin Universal Secure KVMs solves the problem of incompatible video standards by simplifying the desktop experience for administrators and users.
Extending network security to the desktop has become necessary at a time of exponential increases in cyberattacks. The risk to data, IP and critical infrastructure is unrelenting. Belkin's products provide a much-needed layer of protection by maintaining desktops' air-gap isolation and improving operators' efficiency and effectiveness. Belkin's tamper-proof solutions have earned NIAP Protection Profile 3.0 certification.
As with most rapidly advancing technologies, desktop security solutions can be confusing. This FAQ document provides detailed information on a range of topics, including risks associated with using unsecure keyboard-video-mouse (KVM) switches, hardware components and supply-chain issues, anti-tampering features, protection against user errors, supported operating systems and keyboards, use with biometric readers and other issues.
The Belkin Universal Secure KVM's ease of use belies its robust engineering and a host of advanced features, among them an innovative display technology that can simultaneously accommodate legacy DVI-D and high-resolution HDMI and DisplayPort input/outputs; a flexible, plug-and-play platform; optical diodes on all USB connections, assuring uni-directional data flow of HID filtered information with no signal leakage between channels; and integrated anti-tamper switches.
Networks security often focuses on assets (data centers) to the neglect of potential attack vectors (workstations). Hackers with access to everyday cubicle hardware can turn microphones into listening devices, reprogram keyboards to transmit data, and hijack USB speakers to transfer malicious code. Belkin's cybersecurity solutions - secure display ports, desktop controllers and readers - protect organizations and their information.
This report addresses data requirements of a hybrid data ecosystem, focusing on data virtualization.
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On October 16, 2017 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it would require federal agencies to implement email authentication (including DMARC) on their email-sending domains by January 15, 2018. The DHS directive, BOD 18-01, also required agencies to set their DMARC records to a policy of enforcement, which provides protection against email fraud, by October 16, 2018.
Migrating business operations to cloud is a silo-busting, efficiency-enhancing proposition that affect many organizational functions. Cloud facilitates IT modernization by bolstering security, improving services and leveraging emerging innovative technologies. Given the scope, a holistic approach to cloud transitions is advisable. Envisioning the big picture will help agencies to align disparate federal IT, cybersecurity and legacy systems during the transition. Transitioning to a hybrid cloud environment may also requires creation of a more comprehensive governance structure. Failure to plan comprehensively can lead to less-than-optimal results, such as multi-cloud environments vexed by interconnectivity or interoperability problems.
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