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The biggest Insider Threats and 5 steps federal agencies must take to reduce IT Security Risk

April 17th, 2017

NISPOM defines insider threat as “Anyone with authorized access to government resources that uses that access to do harm to the security of the U.S.” In the government space, both agencies, contractors, and IT staff will typically have a high level of privileged access. In some cases, they have specialized clearance levels so they can […]


How to meet FISMA Compliance in 9 Steps

November 16th, 2016

Any organization that maintains a computer network is vulnerable to outside attacks.  Even if it is a single computer in someone’s home, break-in attempts are constant with hackers automatically pinging addresses (including your home router) looking for cracks they can sneak through.  At home, it’s bad enough that the exposure is your personal data including […]


It Matters: The EU Gets It Right with its Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive

August 12th, 2016

Cyber security is one of the most pressing issues of our time, many consider it to be as big a threat to society as terrorism. When you take into account that a breach within critical sectors—  ranging from Energy– suppliers, operators, distributors, transmitters of oil and gas; to Transportation- airlines, airport managing bodies, rail transport […]


The EU General Data Protection Regulation is finalized. What’s it all about?

May 4th, 2016

The new EU General Data Protection Regulation is something that has been going on for several years. It will replace what was previously the European General Data Protection directive from 1995. The idea was to build a consistent foundation across all European Union States so there’s a basic commonality or consistency between what happens with data […]


NSA Surveillance Strong as Ever Since Snowden Revelations, According to RSA Security Pros

June 2nd, 2015

Security professionals from across the world ventured to San Francisco this April for RSA Conference’s 26th annual information security conference. This year broke a record for the largest attendance of all time with 33,000 in attendance. RSA Conference’s theme this year was ‘Where the World Talks Security’. We thought what better place than RSA to […]


What is a smart grid and why should I care about it?

September 16th, 2014

In the United States, we depend on the electrical grid to power our homes, our businesses, and several leisurely pastimes (late-night soccer, anyone?). Today, that grid is “smart,” which is a catchy way of saying it uses modern technology for operation and automation, a technology trendseen in everything from consumer gadgets to datacenters. Just as […]