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Commercial and Government organizations alike are wrestling with the challenges revolving around ad hoc and real-time data analytics. Deriving timely and actionable insight from data is key to achieving a wide range of mission goals. However, analysts and data scientists are inundated ...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Halvorsen says 'Cyber Pearl Harbor' probable GSA Looks for New Chief Customer Officer - Nextgov (blog) GSA Looks for New Chief Customer Officer -...
In a world of increasing cyber-hacks and threats, it is vital to provide strong protection for sensitive information. CEO and board-level demand have been the driving force behind new technology innovations to protect corporate networks and data. This is matched by rapidly increasing i...
Cyber security is one of the highest priority topics for organizations today. Spanning a wide range of malicious activities from destructive malware and denial of service attacks, to the theft of intellectual property and even espionage, cyber threats pose a significant risk to any bus...
J. Paul Haynes of eSentire has described the state of evolving email phishing attacks against businesses in a very compelling overview titled "Landing The Big Catch: How Sophisticated Phishing Attempts Are Effectively Intercepting International Wire Transfers." The way phishing attacks...
Businesses all over the world have seen the trending movement toward big data, and if they’re not already on board, they’re looking to join the fun soon. Big data analytics brings a lot to the table as it helps companies discover new insights on how to run their organizations, how to r...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Northrop Grumman to Continue Logistics Support for Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 Advanced Targeting Systems DC doesn't have MIT, but it can s...
Ladies and Gentlemen, If you have not signed up for the 10 Nov 2015 FedCyber please do so now. The agenda has turned out to be one of the most incredible events we have pulled together. It includes a talk by the only member of Congress who has been a cyber analyst (Will Hurd), sessions...
I'm currently researching big data project management in order to better understand what makes big data projects different from other tech related projects. So far I've interviewed more than a dozen government, private sector, and academic professionals, all of them experienced in mana...
FireMon is surveying security pros across the country about their biggest challenges with firewall policy management. Join FireMon in a city near you as their experts reveal the top answers and share firewall management best practices for tackling them head on! You’ll also get an intro...
Cloud – Get on Board or be left Behind By: Brandee Daly, Founder C2S Consulting Group Trigg Borgerson, CTO Cloud is not just for your IT Department. If you look at IT leaders 10 years ago you will see companies like IBM, Oracle, HP, and Motorola leading the Fortune 500. Today’s IT lead...
We have written quite a bit about the critical importance of compliance in the corporate and government domain. One area we love exploring is the seemingly contradictory observations that we need compliance mechanisms to enhance security, but that never, ever, has compliance with rules...
Founder and Chief Security Strategist at eSentire Eldon Sprickerhoff recently penned a blog post titled "The Perfect Storm: Understanding the Implications of the Regulatory Governance Spotlight."  In this piece he underscored the compliance regime around registered investment advisors ...
An upgrade for The CTOvision Mobile Application is available for iPhone, iPad and Android users. The app began as a way to serve our readers with content from CTOvision and that remains a key capability. But we now include feeds from all other major tech blogs, letting you use our mobi...
Armor was previously known as FireHost. Armor is an industry-leading active cyber defense company For some insights into Armor and direct introductions to some of the key Armor leadership see the video at this link and embedded below:   The video features both Armor CEO Chris Drak...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker The Federal Government Turns to Technology - InfoToday.com Exclusive: Official documents, interviews reveal scope of OPM's financial woes - FCW.c...
Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a personal assistant with you at all times? To have someone there to answer questions quickly and help you with daily plans? Instead of worrying about the best flight to take, what restaurant to eat at, or whether a monthly bill is as low as it should be,...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker HII SN3’s Frazer Lockhart Named to DOE’s Environmental Mgmt Advisory Board AP Exclusive: Under Clinton, State's cybersecurity suffered - Centre D...
Ladies and Gentlemen, FedCyber Conference co-chair Matt Devost and myself are pleased to announce the newly updated agenda for the 10 Nov 2015 FedCyber Summit and Threat Expo. The agenda has turned out to be one of the most incredible events we have pulled together. It includes a talk ...
Join us for an interesting breakfast discussion examining how to gain real-time insight into huge volumes of data. We will discuss proven methods for analyzing, large real time data sources like network logs for intrusion detection, correlating social media data to identify insider thr...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Why Your User Experience Must Include Design for Accessibility Balan Ayyar Appointed President and COO of Sevatec FEMA Awards CACI 5-Year $90 Mil...
We have a limited number of slots available for CTOvision readers to attend a special 28 Oct 2015 discussion at Verisign that will include a tour of the Registry Operations Command Center (ROCC). This high tech watchfloor is critical to the smooth operations of the global Internet, pla...
For our readers in the DC area, please consider joining us for a breakfast discussion on empowering cloud utilization in the federal market on 22 Oct 2015. To register contact us here or reply to any of our newsletters and ask for more info. Details below: This executive breakfast will...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Cyberworks Robotics Wins Prestigious Federal Research Grant for New Robotic... Schedule gets lighter this Friday for FCW - MyWebTimes.com Salient...
New research with the Aberdeen Group highlights how network complexity is adding cost and increasing risk. Date: Tuesday, November 3 Time: 12:00p - 1:00p CT Register >> Network firewalls have long been established as the ubiquitous first line of defense for every organization’s...
Everyone lives in their own world, surrounded by familiar systems and processes.  That is their enclave.  Groups of people and systems work in concert with each other using some agreed language and standards to form another level of enclave.  Organizations have their span of operations...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker GSA Awards eGlobalTech $43 Million IT Program Administration and Management Contract The Supreme Court could kill Tesla's plan to revolutionize t...
Editor's note: In this post, AIIM’s CEO John Mancini urges enterprises to take a serious look at mobile ECM as their window on content. -bg Enterprises understand that there is a natural synergy between mobile services and mobile content. Yet despite this, many are being slow at puttin...
Datameer, the proven self-service big data insights platform for rapid data discovery, announced at the Strata + Hadoop Conference a go-to-market collaboration with Microsoft. Microsoft will now offer Datameer's big data analytics on Azure HDInsight, in Q4 2015. "We believe that Hadoop...
With the creation of artificial skin and wearable technology -- and even greater creations such as self-driving cars and cancer-detecting wristbands -- it’s undeniable that the lines between real life and science fiction are becoming blurred. The introduction of cloud technology and hy...
Currently, the NSA’s Information Assurance Directorate (IAD) only uses approved Suite B cryptographic algorithms, specified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to protect classified and unclassified National Security Systems (NSS). The Suite B algorithms have ...
Datameer kicked off their first Big Data & Brews on the East Coast at Strata + Hadoop World New York. Datameer sat down with Tony Baer, principle analyst at Ovum Research, to discuss where Spark fits into the Hadoop ecosystem. Watch Part 1 of Big Data & Brews with Tony Baer her...
CTOvision has just released our latest white paper projecting the future of seven major trends in information technology. You can remember these seven major IT megatrends by the mnemonic acronym Cambric. Cambric stands for: Cloud Computing Artificial Intelligence Mobility Big Data Robo...
From assessing the effectiveness of your current operation and efforts to ensuring that your business has a more complete understanding of the needs of its customers or clients, data aggregation and analysis services have the potential to change the way that merchants and retailers ope...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Northrop Grumman Appoints Dan Cloyd Corporate Director for Naval Aviation and ISR Programs The FAA is testing new technology to find dangerous dr...
The 5th Annual FedCyber Summit and Threat Expo will be held 10 Nov 2015 in Tysons Corner VA. With this post we provide a quick update on how the event is looking this year. We conclude with encouragement for you to sign up right away, we are 30 days away from the event and seats [̷...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Mike Olson Strata + Hadoop World 2015 Opening Keynote Federal officials say MOX project no longer affordable - Greenville News Can feds share Ame...
The video at this link and embedded below is Cloudera's Mike Olson's opening keynote for the 2015 NYC Strata + Hadoop World: Mike's opening of Strata + Hadoop World started with some interesting context. Strata + Hadoop World is now a global event. Since partnering with O'Reilly the  e...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker DARPA Working on Tech That Could Help Bodies Heal Themselves - Nextgov SAP NS2 Solutions Summit OPM survey: Federal IT employees pessimistic - Fe...
Editor's note: I am very proud to be associated with eSentire in this way. They are a tremendous firm providing businesses with cybersecurity capabilities they would not otherwise have, including an ability to tap into an always on team of experts. -bg The following is from the press r...