What are the top priorities for public sector cybersecurity leaders in 2019? Why has preventing attacks on OT become a major concern? Why are current approaches for measuring cyber risks falling short – and what’s needed? How can technology help security teams stay ahead of cyberattackers?
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With the number of vulnerabilities on the rise, and their severity increasing, how can you identify the biggest cyber threats to your business – and know what to fix first?
Overwhelmed by the number of vulnerabilities your team faces? Uncertain which cyber threats pose the greatest risk to your business? You’re not alone. Cybersecurity leaders have been grappling with these challenges for years – and the problem keeps getting worse.
CISOs and other security leaders know they can't find and fix every vulnerability. Yet, that's what’s expected. So, what can you do?
The short answer: Work smarter, not harder. To do that, you need to reduce the vast universe of potential vulnerabilities down to a subset of the vulnerabilities that matter most.
In 2017, 15,038 new CVEs were published, up from 9,837 in 2016. Last year, 16,500 new CVEs were disclosed. With vulnerabilities growing year after year, patching every potential threat to your business is a futile exercise. The need to prioritize is clear, but where to start, especially when CVSS categorizes the majority of vulnerabilities as high or critical?
CIO-Commodities and Solutions (CIO-CS), a $20 Billion contracting vehicle, has received a Best-in-Class (BIC) GWAC designation. CIO-CS seeks to help agencies save money by shifting them from owned assets to cloud-based managed services.
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IBM® i2® Enterprise Insight Analysis is a next-generation intelligence analysis solution that provides cyber threat hunting using advanced analytics and human-led analysis. These capabilities allow the analyst to translate huge amounts of structured and unstructured information into intelligence, uncover hidden connections in threat actions and actors, and help turn data into decisions in near-real time.
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Technology has outgrown perimeter defense, and traditional approaches to cybersecurity are no longer enough. The Zero Trust model of network security addresses security challenges in the cloud by reconceiving the notion of boundary. Zero Trust views all users as outside the enterprise.
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In this solution approach guide, we’ll discuss how using an IBM i2® solution to investigate fraud and financial crimes can help an organization achieve an asymmetrical advantage by removing the fraudsters greatest weapon, their ability to remain concealed.
Agencies are embracing artificial intelligence, and employees are ready and willing to harness the technology and incorporate it into their work. Still, they are waiting for guidance on how to do that. Emerging technology,such as AI, is changing how jobs are done and creating opportunities for employees to automate tedious, manual tasks, said Michael Gavin, human capital senior manager, at Accenture Federal Services.
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A SIEM is a powerful tool for collecting and correlating event data, but to maximize its potential you must combine it with threat intelligence. This white paper examines how security organizations can enhance their SIEM with threat intelligence to take control of the chaos, gain a fuller understanding of threats, eliminate false positives, and form a proactive, intelligence-driven defense.
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Automation can help agencies secure enterprises, bring new efficiencies to operations and effectively manage data that might otherwise pile up or go without adequate security protections.
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As agencies delve into the world of artificial intelligence, it is important for them to match the appropriate technology with the right use case, understand their data, and take an integrated approach to finding an optimal solution.
Advances in computer power and storage are unlocking the potential of artificial intelligence, making possible new, powerful applications that will benefit the modern enterprise.
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Organizations seeking to take advantage of artificial intelligence can get the impression that AI is “magic,” that there’s a secret to gleaning insight from data without having to bother with proper planning or exertion of effort.
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Creating a rewarding online experience for citizens is not just about providing the right technology to deliver new and better services; it’s also about knowing what services those customers want. Organizations should evolve with their customers, offer more personal services, and expand their offerings by gleaning insight into what activities users want to conduct online.
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Cloud computing is giving agencies the flexibility, agility and speed to develop new user-focused services that are designed to enhance the customer experience and improve citizen engagement. With far-flung offices across the globe, the State Department is relying on cloud to find better ways of doing business.
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From filing taxes to applying for health benefits, citizens turn to government websites for a diverse range of government services. Delivering those services in a way that creates a positive experience for users is a goal reflected in recent legislation and guidance – and the President’s Management Agenda.
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Automation has become an essential tool for agencies seeking to enhance and expand online services for their customers. A good example is the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which needed to upgrade its call center operation to support customers submitting applications to the world’s largest immigration system.
Its outdated and inadequate call center was incapable of handling the growing volume of calls. “It would have been absolutely impossible … with the infrastructure that we had to provide the services (an)individual needs,” said Mariela Melero, chief of the Office of Citizenship and Applicant Information Services, USCIS.
The five-year, $5-billion ITES-3H acquisitions contract provides “total solutions” intended to advance modernization of the U.S. Army’s IT infrastructure. To that end, CDW·G is educating procurement professionals on how best to use the ITES-3H contract.
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Different tools and approaches are needed for today’s IT environments. Download this whitepaper to learn about how cloud-native monitoring platforms can reduce complexity of administering, managing and securing modern applications and infrastructures in the cloud.
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Legacy IT systems can hinder the ability of federal agencies to provide easy access to authorized users while denying everyone else. Some security professionals are turning to a new identity-as-a-service approach that consolidates and rationalizes identity data, making it possible to safely grant access across diverse systems and applications.
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Cloud computing in government has evolved, from a get-there-in-a-hurry Cloud First mentality to a Cloud Smart approach that seeks to better align agencies’ missions with enabling digital technology. Security, innovation and data management are at the forefront. The Army is piloting cloud programs that unlock data’s value to inform and improve decision-making.
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Legacy identity management systems are ill-equipped to protect access to modern enterprise systems. As government agencies move assets to the cloud and build networks spanning multiple platforms and user devices, the walls of organizations’ data centers are no longer the last line of defense. When undertaking a modernization effort, it pays to remember that people are the new perimeter.
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QPP replaced three government programs, each with its own identity management system. Login and account creation were significant hurdles, but
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Government agencies are adopting new IT systems and making upgrades to legacy systems at a rate like never before. This creates challenges as moves to the cloud and more modern solutions create challenges with compatibility, security and data protection. A new approach is needed. This white paper will explore weaving all systems into a cohesive whole, regardless of location, creator, function or the information it touches; all while being agile, efficient and scalable. Moreover, centralize control, grant end-users useful self-service options, and automate time-consuming authentication tasks such as password reset requests and provisioning.
The digital transformation of IT networks continues to evolve, expanding enterprise attack surfaces and exploding the venerable notion of perimeter defense. The escalation of cyber threats is forcing IT leaders to rethink the idea of a trusted perimeter and to look for a better way to achieve security. One such approach, the Zero Trust model, reimagines the fundamental security paradigm.
Policy mandates and initiatives such as the Federal Data Strategy are moving agencies to become better stewards of data. Fortunately, the Federal Data Strategy—along with the Open, Public, Electronic, and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act—aligns well with and even provides legislative support for what must be the primary focus of every agency CIO’s data strategy: mission outcomes.
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Federal agencies have striven in recent years to modernize federal computing, adopting technologies such as cloud computing, collaborative tools, mobility and Internet-enabled sensors. The consensus is that these technologies will enable a transformed IT environment that will require flexibility, efficiency, accessibility, collaboration and security.
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In the era of technological disruption, unpredictability is the only constant. A world class IT solutions provider must be nimble and agile; have the backing of a large organization with a deep bench; and foster a culture of trust and openness that makes it possible to deftly navigate challenges.
IT service desks play an important role in helping users resolve IT problems, yet they often result in long wait times and lost productivity. Automated enterprise service desks help agencies to regain productivity and cut downtime costs.
Amid escalating threats to information technology networks, the Zero Trust model of cybersecurity is gaining adherents among IT security professionals in government. Unlike traditional perimeter defense, which allows wide access to anyone inside the perimeter, Zero Trust verifies the identities of all users and limits access to necessary applications. Learn more in your free Tech Tactics report
In the domain of cybersecurity, the stakes are higher than they’ve ever been. Proliferation of cloud and mobile technology has enlarged the IT “attack surface” and increased the vulnerability of networks. The solution might be to adopt a new security paradigm built on a policy of zero trust. Learn more in your free Expert Q&A resource.
Moving data center assets to the cloud is a solid business move that can nonetheless be complicated, slow and confusing. Following a few best practices can make for smoother data migration that results in efficiencies, cost savings and agility, making it easier for agencies to advance their missions.
Global supply chain security ensures the integrity of IT products, end-to-end, so that they are delivered to U.S. government agencies in the form intended by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). A potent defense against cybercriminals seeking to compromise supply chains is the ISO 28000 global security standard, is administered by the International Standards Organization (ISO), which demands continuous proof of supply chain security. Download your free contract profile to learn more.
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Whether an organization is planning a migration to a cloud or moving off the mainframe, a careful system assessment, detailed planning (task, time, budget) and a knowledgeable Cost-Benefit Analysis is required.
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Traditional defense in depth strategies that protected agencies’ networks for many years are in most cases no longer the best approach. To stay a step ahead of adversaries, savvy IT security professionals are vigilantly monitoring and analyzing the cyber landscape, mitigating known hazards and nimbly shifting tactics to neutralize threats that can mutate with the adroitness of drug-resistant viruses.
Technology Business Management (TBM) enables federal agencies to run their IT like a business by delivering greater transparency and accountability to their IT spending, translating that IT spend into business and mission value, and powering data-driven decisions that drive IT optimization, innovation, business transformation, and improved services.
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The federal Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program is evolving with agencies looking to incorporate new technology faster to protect government systems and data from increasing cyber threats.
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After January 2019, Java will cease to be free for commercial development and production. Oracle’s Java Virtual Machines (JDK versions) will remain free only for development, testing, prototyping, and demonstration. Production will trigger royalty fees.
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For years, a bedrock of trust undergirded the growth of information technology across all levels of government. Agencies trusted employees to use IT responsibly, and citizens trusted agencies to protect sensitive data. But at a time when data breaches, election tampering and insider threats dominate headlines, trust has waned. Seeking to regain what has been lost, an emerging cybersecurity approach is bringing new rigor to IT security.
The Challenge! One of the most common and difficult networking challenges agency’s struggle with is IP address conflicts and limitations of moving IP-enabled devices. Ensuring that users across the business can simultaneously access network resources-wherever they are located and securely-is no easy task.
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Government is moving IT operations to the cloud to help agencies deliver services to citizens. Faster computing, scalability, enhanced innovation, greater flexibility and the ability to run simulations are some of the cloud’s benefits that are accelerating the pace and quality of mission attainment. Yet despite the many benefits, shifting operations to the cloud has implications for workplace culture that savvy leaders must address. Learn more in your free IT playbook.
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Knowing your network is the most foundational step in building a secure organization, but many organizations overlook important edge cases and even mundane events that lead to an incomplete view of their network. Learn the benefits of using a whole-Internet approach to IP address discovery.
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The threat landscape is evolving and increasing in size. Cyberthieves are trying new techniques and methods for exploiting humans and devices. Ensure your agency is staying ahead of these security threats with these 3 keys to an analytics-driven security approach.