December 28, 2018
White House Cybersecurity Strategy: The Essence premium
The “National Cyber Strategy”, released recently by the White House, offers a broad blueprint for America’s approach to cybersecurity.  Let’s look its four “pillars”, and their key elements. 1. Protecting the American People, Homeland, and the American Way of Life Such a broad mandate obviously covers a lot of ground, but some key items to […]
November 26, 2018
Cyber Hygiene: Five Ways to Make Your Bed premium
“Cyber Hygiene”:  you know the term, but what does it really mean? Some say it is an ill-defined set of practices for individuals to follow (or ignore). Others say it is a measure of an organization’s overall commitment to security.  Still, others think of “cyber hygiene” as simple, readily available technologies and practices for cybersecurity. […]
October 25, 2018
How Can You Protect the Mid-Terms and Secure Election Networks in Minutes? premium
With the mid-term elections looming, protecting the integrity of our most basic democratic right has become a matter of critical importance.  According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to defending civil liberties in a digital world, election security remains just as vulnerable as in 2016 and encourages Secretaries of State to be […]
October 3, 2018
DLT’s Don Maclean on Today’s Cyber Challenges premium
This month, Symantec caught up with Don Maclean, Chief Cyber Security Technologist, DLT, to get his thoughts on today’s top cyber challenges. You can hear more from Don at the Symantec Government Symposium on Oct. 30, as he shares his perspective on the “Aligning Cyber Priorities and Modernization Policies” panel. 1. Agencies are dealing with […]
September 27, 2018
As Government Cloud Adoption Reaches Inflection Point, Cyber Teams Must Prepare premium
Cloud adoption among government agencies is reaching an inflection point. Driven by the cloud’s cost-efficiencies and ability to offer an improved citizen experience, faster delivery of mission capabilities, agile development, and scale applications up and down, much of the initial reticence about cloud models is dissipating. FedRAMP has played a big part in accelerating cloud […]
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August 24, 2016
5 Cybersecurity Threat Trends to be Aware of in 2016 premium
Last year, we reviewed threat reports from numerous companies and organizations.  At the time, a couple of simple themes emerged: too many systems were unpatched, and phishing was a predominant means of intrusion.  These themes are still present a year later, but some new trends have arisen to keep them company. Ransomware is on the […]
No More F.U.D. (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt) about Cyber Threats premium
I’m fed up. Better yet, I’m “F.U.D.-ed” up.  In every cybersecurity conference, in every threat report, in every blog and every bit of cybersecurity marketing literature I see one tiresome theme:  “The bad guys are after us!  It’s getting worse every day!  How will we fix it?  Can we fix it?  There’s no magic bullet! […]