Experts have issued fresh warnings to U.S. citizens over the enormous amount of sensitive, personal information being routinely captured and commoditized, and that this same information is being weaponized by the country’s adversaries. A panel at the recent AFCEA TechNet Cyber conference highlighted that data gathering by Facebook, WhatsApp and Google presents a significant risk to both individuals and the nation.
Information management is an integral part of any military operation, and in today’s operations, technology is a common tool used to facilitate a shared understanding of intel. A growing trend for military bases is to install large format direct-view LED video walls in locations like command centers, control rooms and briefing rooms to show an integrated big picture of data feeds and video feeds critical to decision-making during the mission. As global cyber threats increase and the Department of Defense ramps up expectations for cybersecurity, the manufacturing location for any technology systems which send and receive signals is a forefront concern for equipment installations for the military and government.
As the Department of Defense (DOD) continues its digital transformation efforts with systems upgrades and emerging technology, it needs to consider the foundational piece—the network infrastructure. Network infrastructure—including fiber and copper cabling, antennas, wireless access points and switches—is the backbone for all current and future devices that run on the network.
There’s no question that 2020 is going to be a big year for technology transformation in the Defense Department. The National Defense Authorization Act gives DoD a $738 billion budget – a $20 billion increase over last year – with an emphasis on fielding the technology necessary for a faster, more agile force, while improving operations and efficiency across the enterprise. That means having fast, low-latency cellular and Wi-Fi connections at every access point and refreshing its legacy infrastructure.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). Unprecedented insight generated at the edge and in the data center. Hardened, comprehensive end-to-end security. These are just a few of the technology possibilities and requirements driving public sector transformation forward.
At Intel, we’re focused on accelerating innovation and insight, with secure edge-to-cloud solutions, throughout the public sector.
How are we doing this? It starts by taking a wholistic approach to the opportunities and challenges within the public sector.
As edge technologies continue to get smarter, faster, and more connected, incredible opportunities have emerged for the public sector to accelerate time to value and reduce costs. These mission-specific solutions are also simpler and faster to deploy!
This blog is written by our sponsor Teradata Corporation. Views expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of AFCEA International or SIGNAL Media.
Many of us have heard the phrase “defense-in-depth” as it relates to cybersecurity, and most would agree that it’s not working. The strategy of cyber defense-in-depth was developed to defend against dynamic or real-world attacks aimed at strategic Defense Department (DOD) and intelligence community assets by creating layers of network and other technical defenses that require the attacker to expend a large amount of time, money or sophistication to gain access.
This article is written by our sponsor Riverbed. Views expressed do not necessarily reflect view of AFCEA International or SIGNAL Media.
There is an enormous opportunity in the Defense Department information technology to streamline operations, reduce costs and increase security. Two enabling policies from the Federal CIO are Cloud First and Shared First.
Riverbed provides actionable advice for tackling a low-risk, high return-on-investment (ROI) cloud project.
Today’s Status Quo
This article is written by our sponsor Riverbed Federal. Views expressed do not necessarily reflect views of AFCEA International or SIGNAL Media.
Federal agencies are always looking for ways to spend their security dollars more efficiently. Cyber Attack Defenders recently sat down with Sean Applegate, director of technology strategy at Riverbed Federal, who provided some tips on how agencies can boost their security capabilities while cutting costs by coordinating their investments in network and security monitoring.