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- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Building the Hybrid Cloud
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- The New Generation of Database
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- The Truth About IT Opex and Software Defined Networking
- Value of Health IT
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The Justice Department joined the whistleblower lawsuit against Symantec Corporation on Tuesday. The department accuses the technology contractor of providing inaccurate prices to the General Services Administration, violating the False Claims Act.
The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program was created to provide agencies visibility into their networks to identify any cyber flaws and remediate them in a swift and streamlined approach. Though many agencies have already implemented a number of security tools, they still may lack a method for aggregating and analyzing the collective data for a holistic picture of their security posture. The CDM initiative is aimed at getting all civilian agencies the proper tools to improve vulnerability management, manage hardware and software assets, and ensure the proper security configurations are in place.
More than 80 percent of the federal systems
count on private sector critical
infrastructure to work.
Should one of the telecommunications, electricity or other providers be hacked or go down from a natural disaster, agency mission would be in peril.
Just take last summer's Derecho that impacted the Washington DC area. One agency lost their connection to the Internet for some time because of the storm even though their infrastructure was in the cloud.
Over the past decade or more, agencies have applied the lessons learned from the assortment of man-made and natural disasters that have impacted their services to keep their services running as smoothly as possible.
But with the emergence of cloud computing, virtualization, mobile computing and other technologies, what should agencies keep in mind to ensure the continuity of operations? How is the idea of COOP and disaster recovery changing? The panel, Carrying on with Continuity of Operations, will look at how agencies have implemented COOP and disaster recovery over the past decade and where they need to go next.
Aileen Black and Gigi Schumm from Accelerated Growth Strategies will discuss new technologies that could help federal agencies save money and operate more efficiently.
April 15, 2014
Tags: technology , data management , copy data management , data silos , Virtualization , Aileen Black , VMware , Gigi Schumm , Accelerated Growth Strategies , Actifio , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk
Organizations postponed several large conferences earlier this week after the government shutdown. More than 100 other events are scheduled in October in the Washington area, and could be in jeopardy if the partial closure of the government continues.
The company says both sites have been scrubbed of malware and vulnerabilities have been closed. The "drive-by" attack that affected the sites is a growing type of cyber hack that looks for holes in popular websites. FederalNewsRadio.com and WTOP.com are available again to users of all Internet browsers.
Tiffany Jones, director of public sector strategy for Symantec, joins Industry Chatter with Francis Rose to information security and management. While many agencies are attuned to the cybersecurity threat, the concept of better managing information throughout its lifecycle is one key area that agencies may be missing, Jones said.
Gigi Schumm, vice president and general manager Public Sector of Symantec, talks about computer security.
December 18, 2012
Symantec has fired its CEO, Enrique Salem, and replaced him with Chairman Steve Bennett. The computer security and data storage company said Wednesday that the move is effective immediately. Bennett, who will stay on as chairman, says it was in Symantec's "best interests" to change CEOs.
Data center consolidation and optimization, the wide spread adoption of virtualization, and reduced budgets are driving tremendous changes in the federal IT landscape. In the face of all this change, one thing remains constant: the need to protect and restore your agency's data— at a moment's notice—whether it resides on a physical or virtual server. How are agencies addressing this challenge? What technologies and best practices are available? Does your agency have any best practices you would like to share on this topic?