How OPM Could Have Avoided the Data Breach

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Recently, a data breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) demonstrated once again the vulnerability of data and how even when an organization has seemingly deployed the right tools, security holes can be exploited to gain access to highly sensitive information. OPM is the federal organization responsible for maintaining and protecting the federal records […]

Data Direct Networks: Massively Scalable Storage Made Simple

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DDN provides the backbone for the world’s most content-rich organizations whose requirements rival the limitless ambition that evolve the digital world. DDN is recognized by Gartner for its leadership in object storage and as a leader in scalable storage infrastructure. For an overview see the video at this link and embedded below: DataDirect Networks (DDN) […]

Nextgov Enables Examination Of Big Data’s Role in Cybersecurity

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Three highly regarded community technologists will meet in a NextGov morning event 3 June 2014 to examine Big Data’s Role in Cybersecurity. Details from the invite: When addressing cybersecurity, it is tempting to think that strengthening walls is enough to prevent unwanted intruders–yet data breaches continue to occur at alarming rates. Facing increasingly sophisticated adversaries, bigger […]

Initial Assessment on NIST Coordinated Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

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The White House just released the new NIST-coordinated Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (download it at: Cybersecurity-Framework). Here is what you need to know about this framework: This framework is the product of lots of hard work and coordination with many stakeholders. The result is a nice tutorial that will be useful to beginners. […]

Haystax Digital Sandbox: Leader in public safety risk management

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Haystax/Digital Sandbox provides analytic software products and services for threat and risk analysis and monitoring to National Security, Public Safety, and Homeland Security missions.  Federal, State, and Local agencies use Digital Sandbox commercial software product suites to quantify and monitor risks from natural and man-made threats, and to direct resources based on threat and risk priorities. […]

Symantec Government Symposium 11 March 2014 at the Renaissance Hotel Washington DC

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DC seems to have a cyber security related event every week. No kidding. You have to pick and chose and only go to the best or you will never get any work done.  How do you pick the right events? My recommendation is to look for events that have a good mix of thought leaders […]