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Ways Law Enforcement Can Use Managed File Transfer to Protect Data

File sharing helps law personnel collaborate more effectively in their efforts to protect and serve citizens and to ensure justice is delivered. … [Read more...]

Cybersecurity in Law Enforcement: Protecting Against Cyber Attacks

Cyber threats to police and other law enforcement agencies have certainly increased over the past few weeks. … [Read more...]

Were State and Local Government IT Teams Ready for COVID-19?

As lockdown measures and stay-at-home orders were launched to curb virus spread, IT found themselves with a slew of new responsibilities. … [Read more...]

Going dark: encryption and law enforcement

UPDATE, 05/22/2020: In the advent of the EARN IT Act, the debate on government subversion of encryption has reignited.  Given that the material conditions of the technology have not changed, and the arguments given in favor of the bill are not novel, we’ve decided to republish the following blog outlining our stance on the subject. Originally published July 25, 2017 We’re hearing it a lot … [Read more...]

6 Data Security Tips for State and Local Government Agencies

The sense of urgency around cybersecurity is reaching a whole new level for state and local governments. … [Read more...]

What is the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)?

Updated most recently in 2014, FISMA defines a framework to defend information, operations, and digital assets against natural disasters and man-made cyber threats. … [Read more...]

Would ‘Medicare for All’ help secure health data?

DISCLAIMER: This post is not partisan, but rather focuses on risk assessment based on history and what threats we are facing in the future. We do not endorse any healthcare plan style in any way, outside of examining its data security risk. For many folks, the term ‘Healthcare for All’ brings up an array of emotions ranging from concern to happiness, and with the changes that come with this … [Read more...]

How the government shutdown is influencing cybersecurity jobs

As of this writing, the government shutdown of 2019 is the longest ever in America. The only good news about this situation is that, with each passing day, a new group of people in the country seems to rediscover just how essential government services are, now that they’re unavailable. The next likely casualty is the government’s stable of cybersecurity talent. Here’s why—and … [Read more...]

Government shutdown puts Americans in danger

Happy Friday folks! If you are in the United States, then you should know we are on our 23rd day of a government shutdown.  While it is considered a “partial” shutdown, there are still plenty of government workers who are not being paid or have been sent home, furloughed. Last week, TechCrunch posted a concerning story about the shutdown and most importantly, they covered the reporting … [Read more...]

Did China Pull off the Biggest Hardware Hack in History?

For years, there have been concerns of the Chinese government building backdoors and spying capabilities in to phones and hardware built on their soil, and now it seems those concerns are coming to head with a recent Bloomberg story that alleges that Chinese government agents installed thousands of spy chips into servers used by Amazon, Apple, and the US government. How true are these allegations, … [Read more...]