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  • Unleashing the Power of Smart Data Technology: Transforming Insights into Action
    In today’s digital age, data is being generated at an unprecedented rate. From our online activities to the vast array of sensors in the Internet of Things (IoT), this data has become a goldmine of potential insights. However, it’s not the sheer volume of data that matters; it’s what we do with it. This is where smart data technology comes into play, revolutionizing the way we harness and utilize data. Understanding Smart Data Technology Smart data technology is a transformative approach to data analytics. It goes beyond traditional data analysis by integrating advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and
  • Quantum Computing and its Impact on Cybersecurity
    Quantum computing’s ability to solve complex problems that are beyond the capabilities of the traditional computer renders it exceptional. While the quantum research community applauds the accelerated rate at which quantum computers are being developed; it is also a threat considering it can unravel the algorithms behind the encryption keys that protect the assets we hold most dear (like our data and the internet’s infrastructure).  It is estimated that within the next 3-5 years quantum computers will be able to break a 2048-bit number.  This remarkable breakthrough continues to erode the timeline, demonstrating the hastening approach of a new paradigm
  • Digital Dominance – Using Data as a Tactical Advantage
    Digital dominance is all about using data as a tactical advantage in this new world of cyber actions and defense. Data, its management, analysis and reporting are the key towards maintaining the tactical edge in any organizational posture. Irrespective if the application is civilian or military in nature, digital dominance is at the core of a successful enterprise, homeland security and military force projection. In the case of homeland security and military the digital dominance can serve as a significant force multiplier in both defense and offensive measures. Data is being generated at an incredible pace from within and outside
  • Supply Chain Cybersecurity White Paper
    Supply Chain Cybersecurity includes a complex of everyday operating issues affected by a network of known and unknown connections, services and components. This paper provides a strategic overview of the supply chain cyber  issues from the perspective of vendor operational security. We examine the accelerating escalation of supply chain risks, leading to 2021 executive orders and vendor cyber certification requirements. Concise recommendations and links to frameworks and self-assessment resources provide a starting point for the journey to healthier supply chain Co Authored By Maria Horton and Shivaji Sengupta who both serve on the AFCEA International Homeland Security Committee. This white
  • Why is CMMI Level 3 Relevant for Cybersecurity?
    Maturity models have been around for more than three decades, as early as the 1980s.  The original intent of the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) was to assess the United States Department of Defense (D.O.D.) contractors’ processes.  The success of the software projects was measured using the CMM measurements.  Higher maturity scores were equivalent to better processes.  Higher scores also meant that the contractors used established and reputable processes and best practices for software design, development and quality assurance. The context in which the term ‘maturity’ was used had special significance.  It was used in reference to specific aspects of the
  • Anatomy of the SolarWinds Breach
    There are many entities throughout the world that use third-party software as part of their business.  When they do this, the service they receive form part of the supply chain of the company.  SolarWinds is a key vendor with 33,000+ of the world’s companies and government entities use their software.  The 22-year-old US-Based company, supply system management tools that are used by the IT professions within these organizations.  The tools are responsible for a number of important services including software management, application monitoring, network configuration, etc. The Orion suite in particular, is SolarWinds most widely deployed network management system.  It
  • Sensitive organization information that could compromise your cyber security posture
    In our attempt to be transparent and share information with all stakeholders; we sometimes inadvertently share sensitive information that could compromise the cyber security posture of the organization.
  • Cloud Adoption Frameworks and Best Practices
    Cloud computing offers many advantages, including reduced IT costs, scalability, business continuity and disaster recovery and many other benefits. Like any major change however, moving from on-premise to cloud based technology must be done carefully, with consideration for your particular workflow, security requirements and a clear understanding of the economics of cloud adoption. Many companies who rush into moving systems into the cloud without proper preparation, find themselves mired in cost overruns, poor business processes and security issues.  Advantages of Cloud Based Computing Cloud based computing offers companies of all sizes many advantages, leading to a surge that places up
  • Top 10 Cyber Security Needs of US Federal Government
    Download the white paper from: Top 10 Cyber Security Needs of US Federal Government 2018 Federal agencies, as well as critical infrastructures such as communications, transportation, energy, and financial services, are all highly dependent upon computerized (or cyber) information systems, as well as electronic data, for carrying out their operations. The ability to process, maintain, and report information is also dependent in large part on cyber operations. Because of this, our everyday lives, along with economic vitality and national security rely heavily upon a safe, stable, and resilient cyberspace. Unfortunately, though, cyberspace – as well as its underlying infrastructure – are
  • White Paper on Cyber Security in Cloud Computing
    Download PDF : Cloud Computing Cyber Security White Paper For roughly a decade, cloud computing has been steadily on the rise. Moving quickly into a $100+ billion industry, today it is far more unusual to find organizations that do not backup data and share files via the cloud than to locate those that do. But along with this relatively “new found” convenience comes some real dangers, not only to privacy and information security in and of itself, but also in terms of legal and ethical responsibilities – primarily for the entities that are being victimized. Much of the responsibility for
  • Mobile Application and Device Cyber Security
    Download PDF: Mobile Application and Device Cyber Security With more people using mobile devices every day for both business and personal use, hackers have numerous avenues available for “breaking into” them. In fact today, with the proper equipment – which incidentally is not at all expensive for hackers to purchase – cyber criminals are able to gain access to nearly any device within mere seconds. In doing so, hackers can either mirror the device in order to see all of the information on it, and / or install malware, which will enable the criminal to essentially siphon data from the device
  • Cyber Security – Certification and Accreditation
    Information security can be a daunting task for most companies – and particularly for those organizations or entities that may lack human and / or financial resources for putting the most effective systems in place. Yet, with cyber threats becoming much more prevalent today (and oftentimes more difficult to detect), this is an area that no business or entity can afford to overlook. IT security was for many years deemed as a service that was best provided in-house for most organizations. However, over time, this consensus has changed as independent specialists and companies have become more highly adept at providing
  • Cyber Security in Agile Development
    Today, the cyber security strategies of many companies and entities are multi-faceted, which may include a wide variety of different elements in their IT environment, such as applications, data, identities, devices, and / or infrastructure. In the past, a much larger amount of in-depth documentation was typically relied upon prior to moving forward with a security solution. Now, however, given the much more rapid pace at which business is moving, it is required that technology used in the cyber security environment be more agile in order to keep up with more rapidly-evolving needs. Regardless of the industry, everything now essentially