Whitepapers


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.


Smarter Care: Impact at the Point of Care

Health and social care systems are interdependent and each critically affects the other. Yet, a complex matrix of public and private stakeholders dedicated to the health and well-being of individuals still operates largely within silos. They provide separate types of intervention, often with competing objectives and insufficient regard for the outcomes. The world is now at the cusp of creating a type of “system of systems,” in which private and public stakeholders are coming together to coordinate resources at unprecedented levels. These stakeholders span industries, governments, cities and communities. Learn how you can improve social systems at the point of delivery in this white paper.


Cisco 2016 Annual Security Report

The Cisco 2016 Annual Security Report—which presents research, insights, and perspectives from Cisco Security Research—highlights the challenges that defenders face in detecting and blocking attackers who employ a rich and ever-changing arsenal of tools. The report also includes research from external experts, such as Level 3 Threat Research Labs, to help shed more light on current threat trends.


Cisco Cybersecurity Pocket Guide 2016

As much as the Digital Economy and the Internet of Everything (IoE) create opportunities for government agencies and consumers - over $19 trillion in value to organizations over the next decade - they also create opportunities for hackers and cybercriminals. With an expanded attack surface represented by the IoE, cybercriminals look to cash in on the estimated value of $450 billion to over $1trillion of the Hacker Economy.