During the NASCIO Midyear Conference in April, organizers invited a handful of CIOs to give a five minute download  on some of the items on the Top Ten policy and…
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Terry McAuliffe, the outgoing governor of Virginia, considers cybersecurity an essential function of government – so much so that in 2015 Virginia was the first state to adopt the NIST…
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Ransomware has become a growing threat – between those occurring within healthcare organizations and law enforcement agencies and those at the federal, state, and local government levels – it seems…
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By now we’re sure you’ve heard about ransomware and the threat it poses to data security.  Most of the high-profile ransomware attacks have been targeted hospitals and healthcare organizations, but…
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Do you know the difference between data privacy and data security and how different requirements affect the collection and storage of healthcare data?  It’s a complex and interesting topic and…
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As we look ahead to another year, there are a few areas of interest that stand out above the rest when it comes to government IT.  The security and integrity…
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Threats to information security have been part of doing business for the last 20 years, but with more data being created every minute, new IOT technologies accessing that data increased…
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Information and data security is one of the most significant issues facing state and local government agencies and educational institutions.  While the focus is typically on the security of information…
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Today’s cyber security landscape is so different for public sector organizations they require unique strategies, including an analytics-driven response. “Prevention alone is not sufficient,” according to Ashok Sankar, Director of…
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Patient data is without a doubt a gold mine for hackers and cyber criminals, with electronic health records (EHR)’s containing personal information like demographics, billing information, medical histories, lab results…
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