From the Fall 2021 Issue

Biden Orders Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) Initiative

Author(s):

Dr. Scott Jasper, Senior Lecturer, Captain, U.S. Navy, Retired, Naval Postgraduate School

Biden Order EDR

President Biden signed an Executive Order in May 2021 to improve the Nation’s cybersecurity.  It claims the United States “faces persistent and increasingly sophisticated malicious cyber campaigns that threaten the public sector [and] the private sector.”  The Executive Order was released only months after the SolarWinds Supply Chain campaign was revealed by the cybersecurity firm, … Read more

From the Fall 2021 Issue

Wyoming Takes a Holistic Approach in Cybersecurity Standards for Businesses, Expanding Connections, and Creating Jobs

Author(s):

Evan Corcoran, Founder, Tracing Buffalo News

Cybersecurity is a growing concern for companies of all sizes, so the public, private and non-profit sectors in Wyoming are teaming up to defend against cyber-attacks.  As the critical assaults on American infrastructure via the Colonial Pipeline and the meat producer, JBS, demonstrate, data breaches have become common. Businesses are being forced to take a … Read more

From the Summer 2021 Issue

New Executive Order Knocks Down Old Barriers

Author(s):

James Everett Lee, Chief Operating Officer, The Identity Theft Resource Center

New Executive Order

Southwest Airlines (SWA), Flight 1380, was climbing through 32,000 feet on the morning of April 17, 2018. At approximately 11:03 am, fan blade No. 13 of the left engine shattered along a previously undetected stress fracture. A 12-inch section, weighing about 6.825 pounds and a two-inch section of a fan blade weighing .650 pounds, separated … Read more

From the Summer 2021 Issue

More Federal Cyber Tools Doesn’t Equal Better Security

Author(s):

Colby Proffitt, Cybersecurity Strategist, Netskope

More Federal Cyber Tools Doesn't Equal Better Security

Do you know how many security tools your agency has? A new survey finds nearly half of federal cybersecurity managers say their agency has between 11 and 25 security tools in their toolkit. But few are confident in their tools’ ability to provide real-time data, accurate data, and the right data to reduce risk. And … Read more

President Biden Holds a Press Conference Following Geneva Summit

Author(s):

Lauren Abshire, Director of Content Strategy, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Biden Holds Press Conference Addressing Cybersecurity

President Biden held a Press Conference following his meeting at the Geneva Summit with Vladimir Putin. During the Press Conference, President Biden briefly explained the various topics covered by himself and Vladimir Putin. President Biden noted that the tone of the entire meeting was positive, there wasn’t any strident action taken. Where they disagreed, they … Read more

Biden Signs Executive Order for Nation’s Cybersecurity

Author(s):

Lauren Abshire, Director of Content Strategy, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Biden Holds Press Conference Addressing Cybersecurity

On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order (EO) to improve the Nation’s Cybersecurity and to protect Federal Government Networks. After a string of cyber-attacks against the U.S. Federal Government, most recently the attack against Colonial Pipeline, a need for sufficient cybersecurity is more important than ever. Below, is the Fact Sheet … Read more

U.S. Launching “Cyber Task Force” After Massive Attack

Author(s):

Stefan Maraj, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

U.S. Launching Cyber Task Force After Massive Attacks

Early in March, 2021, we saw an “unusually aggressive” attack on companies in the U.S. The attack, first reported by Brian Krebs on March 5, 2021, led to hackers gaining access to at least 30,000 email accounts belonging to employees at many organizations across the country. In response, the New Administration moved to launch a … Read more

Cybersecurity Legislation and Education

Author(s):

Pratik Kirve, ,

cybersecurity legislation

The increase of data breaches and cyber-attacks have pushed governments to take different measures to tighten the cybersecurity. There are numerous methods and techniques regarding hacking, and these practices are always evolving. Therefore, governments need to come up with various measures and innovative strategies to counter and eliminate attacks. However, they must implement concrete types … Read more

From the Fall 2014 Issue

Market Intelligence: The Key to Government Business Development

Author(s):

Kim Harwell, National Procurement Manager, National Bid Network/GovPurchaseUnited

Increasingly, every day of every week, of every month, of every year, more business is being conducted online. Federal, state and local government prime contracting, subcontracting and teaming are no exception. In fact, most government contracting opportunities and research is now available online and easily accessible. The key is to know the proper techniques and … Read more

From the Fall 2014 Issue

5 Things to Do Today to Increase the Value of Your Government Contracting Business

Author(s):

Pat Lowry, MBA, ASA, CVA, , Patuxent Valuation Group LLC

Realtors are asked for their tips on selling homes, chefs are asked for their secret spices, and cops are asked how to get out of speeding tickets. Me? I’m constantly asked what’s most important to increasing the value of someone’s business. 10 years of experience consulting with and valuing government contracting businesses – some that … Read more