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FITARA Scores Drop in the Newest Report

Agencies fared poorly in the new FITARA scorecard released this week, with 11 of the 24 receiving lower grades since the last scorecard was released in November and none receiving the top mark of A.

The report from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, however, noted that many of the lower scores were the result of new and tougher requirements on the scorecard; without the new requirements, three agencies would have scored an A.

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What Is the Future of Endpoint Protection?

In its 2017 first quarter endpoint security report, Forrester Research declared blacklist-based anti-malware “on its way out.” Tools and processes like patch management, application whitelisting and endpoint data loss prevention, according to Forrester, had reached the equilibrium stage, meaning they are relatively mature and likely to see continued adoption over the next several years.

Forrester identified the following four advanced controls as growth solutions for the future:

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US, UK Governments Warn of Russian Cyberattacks

The United States and United Kingdom joined forces in an unprecedented move on April 16 to warn that Russian cyberattacks are being launched against the network infrastructure of government and private business users. It was the first time the U.S. and U.K. governments have “issued joint advice to all sectors that might have been compromised,” the Guardian reports.

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6 Tips for a Smooth Federal Cloud Migration

Cloud migrations within federal agencies can be complex and can sometimes take years to complete. Here are some tips for federal IT leaders looking to make the transition to cloud services, offered by feds who have already made the switch.

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