Getting to the Next Normal in Government Technology

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This past week, one headline at MarketWatch.com proclaimed: A great technology wave is cresting over America because of the pandemic — and it’s largely a good thing. Here’s an opening excerpt: “If history can teach us anything, it’s that pandemics have a long-lasting and severe effect on the economy. But ... Read More

5 Technology Budget Tips for Hard Times

Professional duties are becoming increasingly more difficult for technology and security leaders in the summer of 2020. Some believe a “perfect storm” may be coming to a town near you. But why? Working from home (WFH) transitions, more help desk calls, an increase in tech support requests and a push ... Read More

Security Predictions: COVID-19/Coronavirus Edition

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As we head into the second half of 2020, it feels a bit like Christmas is coming in July. Why? More than ever, it seems as if the whole world is wondering what the future will bring in the next six months. Predictions are all over the map for the ... Read More

Security Predictions: COVID-19 Edition

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As we head into the second half of 2020, it feels a bit like Christmas is coming in July. Why? More than ever, it seems as if the whole world is wondering what the future will bring in the next six months. Predictions are all over the map for the ... Read More

Security Predictions: Covid-19 Edition

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As we head into the second half of 2020, it feels a bit like Christmas is coming in July. Why? More than ever, it seems as if the whole world is wondering what the future will bring in the next six months. Predictions are all over the map for the ... Read More

How Election Security Has Become a Top Issue

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Back in the spring of 2016, this blog asked the rhetorical question, “Could the election be hacked?” The response: most people, including industry experts at the time, either ignored, mocked or laughed at the suggestion.  But after the events of the past few years, no one is laughing now at ... Read More

How Election Security Has Become A Top Issue

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Back in the spring of 2016, this blog asked the rhetorical question, “Could the election be hacked?” The response: most people, including industry experts at the time, either ignored, mocked or laughed at the suggestion.  But after the events of the past few years, no one is laughing now at ... Read More

How Protest Battles Grow Online

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“The Floyd protests show that Twitter is real life.” This was a news headline from the New York Times this past week. This same theme regarding the merger of online and offline life has become much clearer over the past decade, and certainly extends well beyond Twitter. Indeed, the global ... Read More

Is a ‘Cyber Pandemic’ Coming?

For more than a decade, security leaders predicted that a “Cyber Pearl Harbor” or “Cyber 9/11” was coming that would dramatically change society as we know it. For example, back in 2013, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said, “Our country will, at some point, face a major cyber event ... Read More

Cyber Warfare Growing: From Academic Background to Current Events

As the world struggles to slowly recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, protests and even riots are breaking out across America in response to George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis.   Meanwhile, cyberattack stories, which would normally be getting much more attention under different circumstance, are rarely even discussed on the local news ... Read More