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MeriTalk Study: Threat Monitoring & Protection Automation Could Save Federal Govt $5B Annually

A new MeriTalk study estimates the federal government can save up to $5 billion in annual cybersecurity funds through optimized threat monitoring, correlation and protection automation. The report titled “Pedal to the Metal: Mitigating New Threats Faster with Rapid Intel and Automation” is underwritten by Palo Alto Networks and is based on an online survey of …

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Matt Goodrich: FedRAMP Office Passes First Batch of Cloud Vendors in Accelerated Authorization Process

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program office is set to announce the first batch of cloud service providers that completed the FedRAMP accelerated process to authorization, Nextgov reported Tuesday. FedRAMP Director Matt Goodrich told a forum held by MeriTalk that his office expects to release the list of cloud vendors within …

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MeriTalk: 90% of Federal IT Managers Link Big Data Analytics Adoption to Decline in Cyber Breaches

A new MeriTalk study has found that 90 percent of federal information technology executives say their agencies have experienced a drop in security breaches such as insider threats and malware driven by the adoption of big data analytics. The report titled “Navigating the Cybersecurity Equation” is underwritten by Cloudera and is based on …

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MeriTalk: 79% of Federal IT Officials Doubt FedRAMP Process

A MeriTalk survey of 150 government information technology leaders has showed that nearly 79 percent of respondent officials are not satisfied with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program to authorize cloud computing products for use at agencies. MeriTalk said Monday the study also showed close to 17 percent did not include FedRAMP in their cloud considerations while …

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FedTech Magazine: Agencies Continue Campaign Against Insider Threats Under Task Force Standards

Government agencies continue to develop measures to prevent and detect insider threats in efforts to meet the standards of the National Insider Threat Task Force formed by President Barack Obama following the WikiLeaks release, FedTech Magazine reported Monday. Calvin Hennick writes Patricia Larsen, co-director of the task force, said agencies have deployed various …

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