Technically News – 6/20

June 20, 2014

Technically News scans thousands of industry articles to present you with a weekly source of IT news, information, and ideas that impact the public sector.


What Are IT Security’s Biggest Mistakes? This Might Surprise You

Nil Johnson, a Symantec evangelist recently came out with a few IT practices that jeopardize a network’s security. Among them is boosting network performance by turning off security. Read the read here.

Is Government IT Built to Fail?

That title from GovTech caught our eye and the article’s content caught our attention. In the article, Mark Headd, explains why government IT isn’t working and what those underlining problems on. Hint: They’re the foundation of how our government functions today. Read about it here.

DHS Launches Mobile Technology Security Project

Know what the Mobile Technology Security project is? It’s a DHS cybersecurity initiative focused on commercial mobile devices. It will focus on four technical topic areas. Find out what they are by reading this Fierce Mobile Government article.

Four Cloud Hurdles and How to Clear Them

DLT’s Chief Cloud Technologist, David Blankenhorn, recently wrote about the four cloud hurdles in government. They are: education, security, procurement, and industry noise. Read why he chose those four over at Washington Technology.