While the IC’s research organization looks into adding security to cloud environments, in the here and now, intelligence agencies are sharing more data.
Though agencies see security advantages in adopting cloud services, DOD, NIST and FedRAMP continue efforts to further enhance cloud security.
DISA expands its relationship with the National Information Assurance Partnership to test mobile devices and other technologies for use by agencies across DOD.
Agencies embrace a hybrid approach so they can reap the benefits of cloud while increasing security.
The Trend Toward ‘Bimodal IT’ Requires Agencies to Answer an Age-Old Question: Do We Keep Legacy Systems?
The list of available tools is long, but they all work together to ensure power doesn’t go to waste.
Agencies begin to tap mobile devices for mission-critical needs, something that has been a long time coming.
Encryption keys and other tools can help protect data at all times.
63%: The percentage of federal employees who say their productivity would increase if their office used more digital documents and did away with traditional paper documents.
SOURCE: IDC, “The Document Disconnect in Government,” May 2015.
Research based on interviews with 302 public sector cybersecurity leaders suggests that better use of data analytics would improve cyberdefense. The findings:
86%: Mining Big Data can improve IT security.
76%: IT teams tend to be reactive rather than proactive.
61%: Better data could help detect breaches.
51%: Agencies would monitor threats in real time if possible.
49%: Data should be used to perform post-attack reviews.
Public cloud deployments can be tricky for federal agencies looking to protect the public’s information. To help government move to the public cloud, CDW has outlined three critical security factors that can reduce data security risks for public cloud deployments in a new white paper available here.
A recent study estimates that federal spending on vendor-provided cloud computing services will increase at a 21 percent compound annual growth rate between now and 2019.
“No matter what you do, the most important thing is to focus on the experience of the end user. Everything else is just a detail about the process for achieving that.”
The National Security Agency is working on a new website to streamline its hiring process, partnering with other intelligence agencies on a data-centric approach.
The site will administer exams to would-be applicants and then create reports about job candidates for hiring managers, says Kathy Hutson, NSA’s human resources director.
With a new innovation lab, the government taps technology to extend its support to nations in need worldwide.
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Agencies can better secure their own data in the cloud.
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