Cool App-titude: Mixlr for iPhone

July 2, 2013
By Rachel Eisenhower

Did you ever want to start your own radio show? Have you ever considered putting together a podcast? The Mixlr app for iPhone makes it easy to broadcast live and interact with listeners in real time.

The free app lets you create your own radio station; DJ live to your friends; host news reports; start your own live podcast; and more. Even if you're not interested in broadcasting, the app serves as a way to find new and original content from other users. Simply search through the thousands of broadcasts, which include everything from music to sports, and find what fits your interests.

You can broadcast using 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi. The app also allows you to export saved broadcasts to SoundCloud, Mixcloud or Dropbox.

Download the app from the iTunes App Store.

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Dubsky: Continuous Monitoring Aids Cybersecurity Effort

July 5, 2013
By Max Cacas
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There’s nothing new about the idea of continuous monitoring in information technology systems. But the ever-growing and changing cyber threat landscape explains new mandates that it become an integral part of all new federal IT systems, according to Lance Dubsky, chief information security officer with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).
“As the Intelligence Community has begun implementing ICD-503, and the NIST Risk Management Framework, every new system will have a continuous monitoring strategy,” he says during the latest edition of the new radio program AFCEA Answers.
He goes on to say that the big challenge is to also continually review security controls tied to the strategy, to make sure those controls always match the changing security risk.
Al Kinney, director of cybersecurity capabilities with Hewlett-Packard, feels that the tools are available now to readily integrate continuous monitoring into most federal systems.
“You’ll have a solid system based on a standardized process and a standardized kit of tools, so that you have the opportunity to understand fully what’s happening on your networks,” he says.
Is continuous monitoring a key plank of cybersecurity strategy in your federal agency or company? And: is it making a difference?
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