Using Continuous Monitoring to Prevent Network Issues

Halloween may be behind us, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some scary things creeping up on federal IT professionals and security managers as the year winds down.

Chief among these haunts is the dreaded specter of network downtime. It lurks in the background, ready to pounce at the most unexpected and inopportune moments. It brings with it the nightmare of slow application performance, lost productivity, and average hourly costs that can swell into hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Beware: Neighborhood Cybersecurity Watch In Force

Last week, I attended the AFCEA NOVA chapter luncheon where the guest speaker was Brigadier General (retired) Gregory J. Touhill, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity Operation and Programs at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In his insightful and practical message, Mr. Tourhill demonstrated that protecting our critical infrastructure is a team effort that requires vigilance and broad participation.

Technically News – 12/2

This week in Technically Speaking: What IT Can Teach Utilities About Cybersecurity & Smart Grids; Open Source Benefits to Govt Outweigh Misconceptions, Report Says; 5 Ways to Keep large IT Projects From Tanking; Continuous Monitoring, Maintenance Needed to Maintain Cybersecurity; Improving Federal Cybersecurity Need Not Involve Congress.

Technically News - 6/24

This week in Technically News: Civic Hackers (the good kind) Help Local Governments; Agencies Hot for Big Data, But Plans, Resources Are Lacking; NIST, DHS Push Security Automation to the Next Stage; Amazon’s Invasion of the CIA is a Seismic Shift in Cloud Computing; Google & Red Hat Collaborate on App Engine in Private Clouds; DLT Solutions & Oracle to Save Navy $60 Million