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Security Week: Accenture to Acquire Symantec’s Security Services Unit from Broadcom

“In an unexpected industry twist, consulting giant Accenture (NYSE: ACN) on Tuesday announced that it has agreed to acquire Symantec’s Cyber Security Services business from Broadcom (NASDAQ: AVGO) for an undisclosed sum.” “The news comes as a surprise, as Broadcom completed its $10.7 billion acquisition of Symantec’s enterprise security business just two months ago. (Symantec’s […] The post Security Week: Accenture to Acquire Symantec’s Security Services Unit from Broadcom appeared first on FedHealthIT.

FedTech: Agencies Are Cautious About Using AI for Cybersecurity

“Federal agencies are always looking for ways to stay on top of cybersecurity as much as humanly possible, whether that’s via endpoint security or file integrity monitoring. But what about a level of security that’s not humanly possible?” “Agency CIOs, CISOs and other IT leaders are increasingly taking a look at artificial intelligence-based solutions to enhance cybersecurity. Benefits to this approach include gaining the […] The post FedTech: Agencies Are Cautious About Using AI for Cybersecurity appeared first on G2Xchange ETC.

DHS taps new Acting Deputy CIO

In an effort to tap into his nearly 15 years of experience as a senior technology leader with the Department of Homeland Security, to include prior experience as a CIO and IT Officer within the Agency, DHS has identified a new Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer to start 2020, filling a need created after Stephen Rice departed last summer The post DHS taps new Acting Deputy CIO appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

SSA Division of IT Support Services awards Geographic Information System (GIS) Development and Support...

Solicitation: 28321320RNOI00014 “The Social Security Administration (SSA) has issued a call order with Ardent Management Consulting, Inc. for the procurement of support services and supplies for the Geographic Information System (GIS) applications utilized at SSA. This call order included Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), which were open market line items. The requirement was solicited as a sole source due to the […] The post SSA Division of IT Support Services awards Geographic Information System (GIS) Development and Support Services contract appeared first on G2Xchange ETC.

GovernmentCIO: Data Will Be Essential to Agencies’ Missions in 2020

“In 2020, data will become even more crucial to IT and digital services, serving as the foundation of automation and future innovation.” “Government leaders at the AI and RPA CXO Tech Forum highlighted how data will drive innovation and empower other technologies, including blockchain and virtual reality. With innovation comes security, as data becomes a threat vector in addition to […] The post GovernmentCIO: Data Will Be Essential to Agencies’ Missions in 2020 appeared first on G2Xchange ETC.

FedScoop: Personal CDM data could be used ‘inappropriately’ when integrators are involved

“There’s a risk personally identifiable information inadvertently obtained by integrators providing Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) capabilities to small agencies is used inappropriately, according to a Department of Homeland Security assessment.” “A December DHS privacy impact assessment found that the CDM platform for smaller agencies exposes personal data to third-party contractors operating that cloud-based shared service.” “DHS launched CDM in […] The post FedScoop: Personal CDM data could be used ‘inappropriately’ when integrators are involved appeared first on G2Xchange ETC.

FedScoop: Personal CDM data could be used ‘inappropriately’ when integrators are involved

“There’s a risk personally identifiable information inadvertently obtained by integrators providing Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) capabilities to small agencies is used inappropriately, according to a Department of Homeland Security assessment.” “A December DHS privacy impact assessment found that the CDM platform for smaller agencies exposes personal data to third-party contractors operating that cloud-based shared service.” “DHS launched CDM in […] The post FedScoop: Personal CDM data could be used ‘inappropriately’ when integrators are involved appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

DHS taps new Acting Deputy CIO

In an effort to tap into his nearly 15 years of experience as a senior technology leader with the Department of Homeland Security, to include prior experience as a CIO and IT Officer within the Agency, DHS has identified a new Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer to start 2020, filling a need created after Stephen Rice departed last summer The post DHS taps new Acting Deputy CIO appeared first on G2Xchange ETC.

Embarking on the Zero Trust Journey: A Guide for Agencies

“The present and future state of Federal IT has monumental challenges to address – modernization, data utilization, and automation just to name a few – but none are so critical, or enduring, as cybersecurity. It’s the threat that will never fully go away – and where eternal vigilance, and innovation, are the price of liberty.” “Agencies are constantly evaluating how […] The post Embarking on the Zero Trust Journey: A Guide for Agencies appeared first on G2Xchange ETC.

CSO: 2020 outlook for cybersecurity legislation

“As the partisan divide in Washington widens during this 116th Congress, the prospects of enacting any meaningful legislation that bolsters the nation’s cybersecurity seem, at first blush, dim. Of the nearly 300 pieces of legislation that touch on some aspect of cybersecurity, or more urgently, election security, introduced since the current Congress began last year, only nine have become law. […] The post CSO: 2020 outlook for cybersecurity legislation appeared first on G2Xchange ETC.

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