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Baseball season is in full swing, and Feds are the ones hacking away. The real hackers are constantly trying to strike Feds out with an arsenal of pitches.

Agencies can hit fastballs, but that’s not the only pitch they’re seeing. The type and scope of today’s cyberattacks are evolving, and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) lets agencies know when hackers throw curveballs. SSL encrypts data being transmitted so a third party can’t “eavesdrop” and view the data. Only the user's computer and the secure server are able to recognize the data. Encrypted Traffic Management (ETM) now serves as a vital tool for organizations to secure avenues of traffic so attacks go identified and removed.

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Congress and the president are taking a serious look at our nation’s cybersecurity.

Better late than never.

Breaches at Target and Home Depot thrust cybersecurity to the front of the national agenda – and the national conscience. When the hack at Sony occurred, concerns over online privacy and security became even more pronounced. Since the next cyber attack is a matter of “when” – not “if” – Congress is racing against the clock to make meaningful progress before hackers strike again.

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It’s not the silver screen, but Blue Coat Director of Security Strategies Aubrey Merchant-Dest recently joined Federal News Radio to discuss “Security in the Age of Targeted Attacks.”

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There has been a lot of discussion lately around the Department of Defense’s (DoD) undertaking of the Joint Information Environment (JIE), which is a concept designed to enhance data access and information sharing to make the DoD more secure, and more agile, at a lower cost.
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With massive technology changes happening at such a rapid pace, the federal government is faced with both a challenge and an opportunity to transition to the new 21st century network.
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In a clear sign that the current administration is bridging the innovation gap between industry and government, the White House has officially named Google’s Megan Smith as the new U.S. Chief Technology Officer (CTO).