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Weekly News Round-Up: Improving the Federal Government’s Cybersecurity Standing

The federal government can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to major cybersecurity vulnerabilities. As if the recent OPM breach wasn’t detrimental enough, new reports claim that the Census Bureau was hacked by the online activist group Anonymous late last month. Below is a collection of articles highlighting how the federal government is currently faring in terms of cybersecurity, as well as efforts to curb the ever-looming threat

Transforming the Federal Data Center through Virtualization

In February of 2010, the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) was created to help the federal government accomplish one major goal: to decrease the overall number of federal data centers. The FDCCI aims to reduce to cost of data center hardware, software and operations by shifting IT investments into more efficient platforms. By doing so, the federal government would greatly reduce energy consumption and cut its data center real

Weekly News Round-Up: Increasing Data Center Efficiencies

The Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) was conceived to increase government efficiency, but as the project became more daunting, it has begun to fade. Data centers can be quite costly to operate and maintain, which doesn’t allow federal IT decision makers to focus on other, high-priority issues, such as increasing cyber threats. Below is a collection of data center-focused articles highlighting the latest news in the world of data

Why the government needs to take a new approach to cybersecurity

In the wake of a cyberattack against the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that exposed the personally identifiable information of as many as 21 million federal government employees, cyber security remains one of the largest challenges facing today’s federal agencies, as well as one of their largest priorities. With cyber threats becoming increasingly sophisticated, and the ramifications of cyberattacks only increasing and getting more costly, all government agencies are focused

Weekly News Round-Up: SDN Market to Grow Drastically by 2020

Software-Defined Networking (SDN) has remained a topic of interest in both private and public sectors. SDN has the ability to increase efficiency, automation, all the while decreasing downtime and making networks more secure. Below is a collection of SDN-focused articles that shows how IT leaders are embracing SDN across the government and the globe, and also offers some insight into how the market may look a few years down the

RAND Report Overview: The Defender’s Dilemma

Recent breaches like the massive OPM hack call current cybersecurity practices into question. As hackers become more skilled and better equipped, cybersecurity measures previously considered effective are becoming vulnerable.  As technology and security leaders focus an increasing portion of their attention to cybersecurity initiatives, will we soon be fighting cyber crime in a radically different way? To understand the current state of cybersecurity, and consider the most effective approaches for

Weekly News Round-Up: Federal Government Still Vulnerable to Attacks

The federal government is still trying to find its footing in the realm of cybersecurity. The recent OPM breach has made us feel a lot more vulnerable, and we’re not out of the woods just yet. In fact, we have a long way to go. Below is a collection of articles highlighting some of the fallout that took place after the massive OPM breach, as well as some thought-leadership chronicling

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