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Shamun Mahmud

GovDefenders Wednesdays | Revisiting the changes in NIST SP800-53 premium
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the fourth revision of the cybersecurity guide, Security and Privacy Controls for Federal information Systems and Organizations - or "SP (Special Publication) 800-53". Here are a few thoughts.
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March 27, 2013
GovDefenders Wednesdays | Cloud Security Alliance Warns Providers Of ‘The Notorious Nine’ Cloud Computing Top Threats In 2013 premium
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Top Threats Working Group today released, The Notorious Nine: Cloud Computing Top Threats in 2013 - a revised report aimed to provide organizations with up-to-date, expert-informed understanding of cloud security threats in order to make educated risk-management decisions regarding cloud adoption strategies. Today's review: Data Breaches.
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March 6, 2013
GovDefenders Wednesdays: Takeaways from AFCEA DC’s 4th Annual Cybersecurity Symposium premium
The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association's (AFCEA) DC chapter hosted the 4th Annual Cybersecurity Symposium on Friday February 22nd. Industry experts joined federal officials from cybersecurity agencies in interactive panels and keynote speeches. This was a joint update on the status of our nation’s cybersecurity efforts.
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January 17, 2013
Commercial & Public Sector Face Same Cybersecurity, Cloud, and Mobile Concerns premium
SailPoint recently released their annual Market Pulse Survey which focuses on professional concerns in IT mobility and cloud computing. Their commercial findings are very similar to the pains currently found in the public sector. This makes sense as we continue using commercial sector IT solutions to solve our own IT problems.
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December 11, 2012
Security Requirements in Government Cloud Computing premium
One of DLT Cloud Advisory Group’s (CAG’s) mandates is to remain focused on the emerging threat landscape within cloud computing. The CAG proactively engages with the public sector community interested in cloud computing. We also actively contribute to forge standards through our participation in various Standards Development Organizations (SDOs).
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November 22, 2012
Five Key Takeaways From InformationWeek’s GovCloud premium
DLT Solutions sponsored last month’s InformationWeek’s GovCloud. As the public sector continues migrating workloads to the cloud, Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) are gaining acceptance and increasing traction.
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November 1, 2012
Key Takeaways from Amazon Web Services’ Public Sector Summit premium
DLT Solutions sponsored last month’s 3rd Annual Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Sector Summit, where I saw firsthand that Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) are gaining acceptance and increasing traction as the Public Sector migrates workloads to the cloud.
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September 14, 2012
10 Areas of Concern in Cloud Security premium
The DLT Cloud Advisory Group is focused on the emerging cloud landscape and proactively engages with the public sector community interested in cloud computing. We also actively contribute to establish standards through our participation in various Standards Development Organizations. Along with IEEE, NIST, and the CSA, we are active contributors to the Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC). Most recently, we have been assisting the CSCC Security Working Group’s research efforts for their recent whitepaper, “Security for Cloud Computing: 10 Steps to Ensure Success.”
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August 6, 2012
The 7 Most Common Challenges to Cloud Computing Pt. III premium
With this post, I wrap up this three part series covering the findings of the GAO’s report on the overall progress of the Cloud First initiative. If you missed the first to parts, you can find them here and here respectively Quick recap: Earlier this month the Government Accountability Office released the results of their study on the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Cloud First policy. The GAO assessed the progress selected agencies made and identified challenges they are facing in implementing the policy.
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August 2, 2012
The 7 Most Common Challenges to Cloud Computing Pt. II premium
And just like that, Shamun is back with his expanded thoughts on the GAO’s Cloud First findings. If you missed yesterday’s review of the first of the seven findings, click here. Quick recap: Earlier this month the Government Accountability Office released the results of their study on the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Cloud First policy. The GAO assessed the progress of selected agencies and identified challenges they are facing in implementing the policy. Shamun covers the next three findings in today’s post and will wrap up the series with the remaining for later this week.
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