Just a few short years ago, Morton School District 709 in Illinois had serious concerns about the IT infrastructure supporting the delivery of curriculum to its students. Like so many ...
The world is increasingly connected and the number of devices communicating to the Internet is on the rise, according to ABI Research. The firm says that the number of active wireless connected devices grew 20 percent from 2013 to 2014 and forecasts that number to grow to 40.9 billion by 2021. As part of our […]
U.S. government agencies whether federal, state, or local, are under constant attack from nation-state actors, criminals, and hacktivists all in search of information valuable to their cause. A recent GAO study found that reported attacks on government sites increased by 782% between 2006 and 2012. Not only has the rate of attack increased, but attacks […]
On the surface you might think that public sector organizations have nothing in common with the NFL. But you’d be wrong. While the public sector keeps our country running and the NFL keeps us entertained, both organizations operate networks that handle vast amounts of data and the networks cannot go down under any circumstance. And, […]
According to the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), in 2013, federal agencies were the target of 46,160 cyber attacks – an increase of 33 percent over the previous year. The growing sophistication of cyber threats against government agencies underscores the need for a more proactive defense posture. GovExec, in partnership with the Government Business […]