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Continuous Monitoring Becoming a Buzzword

The so-called "continuous monitoring" of systems is becoming a hot topic in government. That's because under federal guidelines, agencies must report how they protect their information systems, plus, agencies are now required to submit real-time data about the state of their networks.

Continuous monitoring doesn't mean systems have to be watched every minute. Even now, some agencies are able to monitor their systems through international networks at least once a day.

Tags: Cybersecurity Report , cybersecurity , Scott Carr

Friday - 07/09/2010, 10:46am EDT

IT Managers Expect More Network-born Threats

A new study that finds 80-percent of I-T managers expect network-born threats to increase over the next year. Perhaps even more troubling, more than half of managers told netForensics their organization was not budgeting enough, or recruiting enough new talent, to counter any added cyber-threats. Almost 25-percent of respondents said they saw a decrease in staff size in the last year.

More than half of the managers polled did however say their organization was more secure now than it was a year ago.

Tags: Cybersecurity Report , cybersecurity , IT , Scott Carr

Friday - 07/09/2010, 10:43am EDT

Cybersecurity Framework Created for Governments Worldwide

A software trade association has produced a first-of-its-kind cybersecurity framework to help guide governments' security efforts worldwide. Officials with the Business Software Alliance say it's needed to help countries put together policies that will thwart the many kinds kinds of cybersecurity threats that exist.

Working with the private sector and prosecuting cyber-criminals are key parts of the framework.

Tags: Cybersecurity Report , cybersecurity , Business Software Alliance , business , Scott Carr

Friday - 07/09/2010, 10:43am EDT

Cyber Command logo code cracked

Pencils down. The code in the Cyber Command logo has been cracked.

Tags: newsstand , U.S. Cyber Command , logo

Friday - 07/09/2010, 10:04am EDT

Navy renews NMCI contract

HP receives deal that could be for up to five years and worth up to $3 billion. Navy continues to develop follow-on contract, NGEN.

Tags: contracting , Navy , HP , NMCI , NGEN , Jason Miller

Friday - 07/09/2010, 06:31am EDT

OMB officially expands DHS's cyber role

DHS will oversee and provide assistance to civilian agencies to improve how they protect their computer networks. White House cyber coordinator Schmidt says the goal of the memo is to make sure agency roles and responsibilities are clear. Schmidt also calls for more valuable public-private partnerships.

Tags: Howard Schmidt , Peter Orszag , Anne Neuberger , OMB , DHS , Ed Mueller , Guy Copeland , CSC , Qwest , AFCEA , information sharing , cybersecurity , FISMA , Jason Miller

Friday - 07/09/2010, 06:17am EDT

Analysis: NSA's new cybersecurity program

There are some real concerns coming from several directions over the program.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , NSA , HHS

Thursday - 07/08/2010, 06:40pm EDT

Mobile access helps agencies break past digital divide

Mobile phones may be the answer to linking federal agencies with the public.

Tags: DorbekInsider , Erin Reilly , Aaron Smith , Pew Internet and American Life Project , best practices

Thursday - 07/08/2010, 05:58pm EDT

A look at 'mobile madness' with Motorola

Hear this week's guest, Jim Mears, Vice President and General Manager of Motorola, Inc., talk about communication in the 21st century.
July 13, 2010

Tags: Federal Tech Talk , John Gilroy , Motorola , Jim Mears

Thursday - 07/08/2010, 05:27pm EDT

Victory for open data advocates in Tel Aviv

In an Israeli district court decision, the municipality of Tel Aviv has been ordered to publish its 2011 budget in machine-readable format, following a legal battle and a subsequent admission by Tel Aviv that the city had the resources to do so.

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads , Roy Peled , Israel

Thursday - 07/08/2010, 04:10pm EDT
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