The FDA's senior regulatory counsel in the Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats discussed findings from a National Academies panel.
Bob Stevens, the vice president of public sector for Lookout, said agencies need to understand the potential risks and threats against their mobile ecosystem.
DoD’s next moves toward cloud computing are also likely to demand a broader rethinking of its approach to network security and identity management.
When thinking about future trends, it’s important to have a strong understanding of the important innovations impacting most sectors, and pair that understanding with an intuition around what impacts those innovations will have to most organizations in 2018.
GSA released five RFQs for phase 1 of the IT modernization Centers of Excellence initiative.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service has reopened a criminal investigation into the operation of an off-the-books law enforcement agency at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, details of which were first disclosed by Federal News Radio.
Achieving a culture of secure dev ops doesn’t happen overnight, but it is possible when the leadership of an organization makes the brave, conscious decision to lead their organizations on a journey to examine processes and find the right platform.
Besides searching people bodily, the Transportation Security Administration watches travelers in airports, looking for suspicious behaviors. But TSA has little evidence the behaviors mean anything at all, according to the Government Accountability Office. Jenny Grover, director of homeland security and justice issues at the GAO, provides the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Paul Battaglia, the vice president of federal sales for Blackberry, said agencies want a single “pane of glass” to monitor the cyber posture of all of their mobile devices from laptops to smartphones to wearables.
Some believe federal networks seem to be in a perpetual state of disruption over the last 20 years. First agencies moved from the mainframe to the client server set-up. As soon as agencies seemed to have gotten this client-server approach down, in comes the managed services, which morphed really into cloud computing and the as-a-service approach to running networks. Now, we are in a third phase, some call it software-defined networking. Others say it’s part of the cloud evolution where the software running the network is really in charge and not the hardware.
Until sometime in the 19th century, people could wander into the White House. An open street ran between it and the Treasury Department into the 20th century.
The internet is getting more complex as more devices come on board, so to speak. The threats to agency and organization’s networks, applications and data also are evolving--the latest example is ransomware.
All of this is leading uncertainty from users and executives about how best to secure the network and data.
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