The last time a government shutdown happened was in 1995. It was a different era technologically back then. Laptops were clunky, barely-mobile devices. No Wi-Fi. No smartphones. No WikiLeaks. If you need any indication of how rapidly the world of technology has changed, look no further than the nation’s chief …Read More »
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced in a Washington speech on global Internet freedom Tuesday that former National Security Council Director Christopher Painter will head the department’s new cybersecurity post. Clinton’s announcement came in a broad speech on Internet freedom, coming against the backdrop of “citizens using social networking sites …Read More »
While cybersecurity poses a challenge for the Intelligence Community, especially in the post-WikiLeaks world, Director of National of National Intelligence Gen. James Clapper said the No. 1 priority for the intelligence apparatus remained al-Qaida. “Counterterrorism is our top priority, because job one for the Intelligence Community … is to keep …Read More »
Despite all the talk of cloud computing in the federal sector and, more important, action on cloud computing, security questions have threatened to overwhelm the government’s “cloud-first” policy with question marks. While cloud has promised to “free” data, making it easier to use, share and collaborate, how feasible is cloud …Read More »