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Securing Critical Infrastructure with Artificial Intelligence
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Ian Fitzgerald, CIO, Truckee Donner Public Utility District

It was 2011; a year that may be considered the beginning of IT/ OT convergence. LTE was the new technology on the block; touting fast ethernet speeds from almost anywhere. Machine to Machine (M2M) communications between industrial control system...

Cyber Big Data
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Michael T. Dent, CISO, Fairfax County Government

Cyber security in today’s enterprise is somewhat synonymous. Organizations are now challenged with ingesting huge amounts of data and what to do with them, cyber security is no exception. Fairfax County’s Next...

The Cloud Strategy at the State
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Jim Purcell, Secretary of Information Technology (acting) / CIO, State of Alabama

Cloud computing as a term was introduced in the late 1990’s and became a viable technology strategy in the late 2000’s. The commercial enterprises were early adopters, along with research institutions of higher education. State...

America's Biggest Vulnerability: Ourselves
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Mark Decker, CIO, Jackson County Oregon

Unsuspicious citizens are soft targets for social engineers, and America has a huge attack surface. To enemy hackers, ‘We the People’ represent millions of unprotected end-points. Foreign nations and non-state actors have successfully...

Meeting the Cybersecurity Challenge
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Scott Self, CIO, Tennessee Valley Authority

In an unassuming room anywhere in the world, a shadowy figure faces a computer screen. He isn’t armed with a gun or a bomb, because he doesn’t need one; he is a criminal who does his work with a keyboard and mouse. And if he is able,...

The Challenges with Advancing Cyber Threats
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April Falcon Doss, Partner, Chair Cybersecurity and Privacy, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

What are the biggest technology challenges facing companies today? All of them. The list of challenges has grown so long, so complex, and so interrelated, that it can be hard to keep track, much less to prioritize them. And this acceleration...

Building a Collective Defense Along our Digital Frontiers
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Bob Kolasky, Director, National Risk Management Center Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate

Digital transformation is top of mind for many CIOs, along with security and innovation. All of these areas are highlighted in the 2018 State of the CIO survey results. CIOs are honing in on these key issues for all the right reasons- securing...

Transformation with Technology
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David Shive, CIO, GSA

• State and local governments’ concern about cybersecurity is very real today. The worries are fundamentally about high-profile challenges as preventing identity theft, securing data and fighting off ransomware. How can government...

Combating Cybersecurity Challenges
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Ram Murthy, CIO, US Railroad Retirement Board

With ever increasing information security and privacy risks, we must make our systems and processes more robust. Several federal agencies and well-established institutions have legacy systems built using an architecture that was deemed vigorous 40...

When APTs Attack: Keeping Government Data Secure
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Pat Clawson, Chairman and CEO, Lumension

Over the course of the last month, we’ve seen countless enterprises fall prey to cyber attacks. Some were high profile, such as the Adobe attack that compromised tens of millions of customer accounts, leading to other sites, including...

Queensland Focused on Leveraging AI and Robotics for Job Opportunities
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Big data has been predicted to be the most important factor in ushering competitive edge across all industries in Queensland in the near future. With the aid of high-end technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, robotics...

The Difficult Road to a More Secure Future
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Mark Raymond, CIO, State of Connecticut

If you read the news, or the trade media, it is not difficult to picture how modern society has performed in securing our world. The point is made all too frequently with lists of recent, large-scale intrusions and breaches. Offense is...

Creative Solutions for Developing the Public Sector Cybersecurity Workforce
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Gregory Crabb, CISO, VP, United States Postal Service

The Postal Service’s cybersecurity organization is committed to confronting the cyber talent shortage head-on. By defending against cyber intrusions, our cybersecurity organization protects over 600,000 dedicated career and non-career...

A Look at Effective Cybersecurity Solutions
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David Cagigal, CIO and Bill Nash, CISO, State of Wisconsin

One of the key challenges and apparent contradictions of effective cybersecurity solutions is that while cyber attacks often can target specific vulnerabilities existing within a singular organization, we need a comprehensive connection of...

Leveraging Technology to Transform Governance
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Stu Davis, CIO, State of Ohio

In 2012, we developed Cloud Guidance for the State agencies that served to educate and identify considerations that should be given before moving to cloud solutions. These considerations now seem fairly straightforward now. Things like...

Users, Don't Take the Bait!
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Martin P. Rose, CIO, Pinellas County Government

Information Technology Security is a sum of many parts. Border security involves layers of security systems across multiple networks. Virus protection involves updated virus datasets and tools. Physical security involves facility access and...

The Increasing Value of Cyber Threat Intelligence
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Thomas Gresham, Acting Director, Business Information and Technology, San Diego Unified Port District

Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) is becoming a critical component in an organization’s overall risk mitigation strategy. In recent years, the use of threat intelligence has gained popularity as the value of threat prediction and proactive...

Implementing an Effective Public Sector Cyber Security Program
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Peter Ambs, CIO, City of Albuquerque

It’s not easy being today’s CIO or CISO in a government organization. While budgets shrink, we are tasked with being ever more relevant and innovative all while ensuring we have dependable technology services that provide optimized...

General Dynamics Announces the Authorization of FedRAMP for Its Cloud Computing
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FAIRFAX, VA: General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a provider of cloud computing and virtualization support, announces the authorization of Federal Risk Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) for its “GDIT Cloud”. The...

Ever-Changing Cyber Security of Business Community
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Jim Sills, CIO/Cabinet Secretary, State of Delaware

Despite the steadily improv­ing unemployment rate, many Americans are not benefiting from the im­proving economy because they lack technical skills in demand for today’s expanding industries. At the same time employers are...

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