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SolarWinds’ Brandon Shopp: User Education, Cross-Team Collaboration Key to Gov’t Network Security

Brandon Shopp, vice president of product strategy for security at SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), has said agencies should look at user education and cross-team collaboration as key elements of their strategies to protect networks from cyber attacks amid the increasing adoption of mobile devices and cloud platforms.

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Transportation Security Administration Issues Cloud Strategy 2.0

The Transportation Security Administration has released an updated strategy meant to help the agency implement and integrate cloud-based services to carry out its mission to protect the country’s transportation system. Under the Cloud Strategy 2.0, TSA will implement a “Cloud Smart” strategy for existing applications and “Cloud First” for new IT services, according to a FedBizOpps notice published Wednesday.

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Recorded Future’s Allan Liska: Threat Intelligence, Machine Learning Could Help Agencies Address Cyber Risks

Allan Liska, an intelligence analyst at Somerville, Mass.-based network security firm Recorded Future, has said government agencies should leverage threat intelligence to help protect their systems and networks from cyber threats.

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HUD Begins IT Modernization CoE Phase 2 Through Three RFQs

The Department of Housing and Urban Development and the General Services Administration have released three requests for quotes as part of the second phase of HUD’s information technology modernization through the Centers of Excellence program.

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Infoblox’s Chris Usserman: Agencies Should Manage Security Landscape With Automation

Chris Usserman, principal security architect at Infoblox, has said security professionals seeking to protect agency information technology systems from cyber vulnerabilities should adopt automation to help track activities within and outside their IT environments while ensuring their networks’ functionality.

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Tom Burt: Microsoft to Update Windows 7 Security Feature for Federally Certified Voting Systems

Tom Burt, head of the customer security and trust team at Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has said the company will provide security updates to federally authorized voting systems that still use Windows 7, even after the decade-old operating system reaches its end of life phase in January 2020.

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