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The volume and variety of endpoints is growing, as more and more devices connect to Federal networks. Feds are worried security can’t keep up.

A recent MeriTalk report estimates 44% of endpoints that access Federal agency networks are at risk. And nearly one-third have experienced breaches via endpoints.

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Cloud versus security, who will win? Unlike the March Madness championship game, both teams can win this competition.

Cloud security continues to be a main topic of conversation for Federal IT professionals as we enter 2016. FedRAMP is under fire. Agencies want to move to the cloud, but need to stay secure.

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The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) community has good reason to stay awake at night. Recently, hackers breached the Department of Justice (DoJ), released over 9,000 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees information, and claimed they will leak data for 20,000 FBI employees, according to Computerworld.

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Some agencies had a rough 2015, and they’re eager to flip the calendar.

Last year we learned about the breach at the Office of Personnel Management that exposed the information of more than 22 million people. In February, hackers walked through the front door of the Internal Revenue Service’s website to steal the records of as many as 334,000 taxpayers.

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With the holidays upon us, it’s important to remember that ‘tis better to give than to receive.

But Federal agencies receive much more than they want. Hackers are delivering malware, spam, and phishing attacks, just to name a few. It’s enough to turn any CIO into a Grinch.

The Gift of Proxy

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The Federal “Cloud First” policy and the Federal IT Acquisition Act (FITARA) are helping push Feds to the cloud, according to Rep. Will Hurd. While it has been a slow adoption to cloud, Feds are making progress with these initiatives.