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The Who, What, Why and How of DDoS Attacks: A Guide for IT Pros
Author: AFCEA   Send Email to POC   View Content
The IT industry has seen a major increase of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks over the past several years. The December 2019 New Orleans cyberattack is such an example: This attack combined a classic ransomware deployment with a DDoS attack. The DDoS upward trend promises to continue. DDoS attacks date back to the dawn of the public internet, but the force is strong with this one. According to a 2018 report from International Data Group (IDG), the median downtime caused by a DDoS attack is 7 to 12 hours. Using an estimate from Gartner of $5,600 per minute of ...

Summer 2020 Technology Vectors Update by the AFCEA Technology Committee
Author: AFCEA   Send Email to POC   View Content
An annual presentation on current technology trends provided by the AFCEA International volunteer Technology Committee. Provides insights and expertise in emerging technology topics most relevant to Federal technology leaders.

LED Video Wall Technology Choices
Author: Daktronics   Send Email to POC   View Content
Price is an important deciding factor, but many other quality and performance factors can affect the overall cost and effort to operating and maintaining a digital video wall. To consider the bigger picture, let us examine the key differences between LCD, direct-view LED and DLP technologies in the areas of image quality, ease of service/installation and lifetime performance

Your Guide to Building a CSfC Approved Solution
Author: Attila Security   Send Email to POC   View Content
For decades, Type 1 has been the NSA's most prized cybersecurity designation. Recent years, however, have seen the growth of NSA's Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) program, which offers an alternative to Type 1 products. This guide is designed to help individuals looking to build a CSfC approved solution and provides guidance on how to use the resources available, navigate the CSfC process, and what to expect from CSfC component vendors.

Mission Assured Data Protection White Paper
Author: Veeam   Send Email to POC   View Content
Discover challenges the DoD faces in trying to address its backup problems, how to improve the backup processes, the ability to verify backups, the simplicity of using Veeam and why a backup solution needs to be effective in a highly heterogeneous environment.

The Cyber Edge April 2020
Author: AFCEA   Send Email to POC   View Content
Daily cyber attacks and other threats naturally take up the short-term attention of many governmental agencies, but there is a need for a more strategic look at risks to the nation's critical infrastructure.

Integrating Deception with DevOps
Author: Attivo Networks   Send Email to POC   View Content
Organizations can deploy deception across the DevOps cycle to get insights into attacker activity and alert on any misconfigurations. Learn more about how Deception complements existing DevSecOps security controls in this white paper.

DESIGNING LOGISTICS INFORMATION SYSTEMS for Global Military Operations
Author: STS International, Inc   Send Email to POC   View Content
The United States (US) Government employs a variety of force protection and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems around the world. These systems detect and defend against threats to US service members and allied forces. The vital function of these systems protecting US soldiers and allies requires the equipment to be operational at all times, accomplished through responsive and agile logistics operations.A critical tool of successful logistics operations is the Logistics Information System (LIS). An LIS is a database used to effectively collect, ...

Securing the Enterprise when employees work remotely
Author: Attivo Networks   Send Email to POC   View Content
For various reasons, many companies are encouraging or being requiring to have employees to work from home. This shift in employees working in a less secure environment creates a significant opportunity for cybercriminals and reduces their time to compromise. While it is impossible to prevent every possible attack, proper planning and use of deception technologies could detect and prevent lateral movement and avert a more significant impact on the organization. To learn more, check out this solution brief on securing the enterprise while employees work remotely.

Fundamentals of Mobile Device Security
Author: Bittium   Send Email to POC   View Content
What are the most relevant aspects that must be taken into account in mobile device security? In this White Paper we will dive into fundamentals of mobile device security from main perspectives, and answer to questions such as: What are we fighting against? What are we protecting? We tell about the techniques that mitigate the threats and reveal the main points organization has to address to protect own and customers' data.

Taking the Risk out of Software Supply Chain Management
Author: Flexera   Send Email to POC   View Content
Supply chain management is vitally important to running and maintaining an organization's IT systems. When it is carried out, in many federal agencies it's traditionally a manual process managed on spreadsheets. In recent years new directives have mandated that the Department of Defense (DOD) and civilian agencies must all begin monitoring this, especially for cybersecurity considerations within the Department's Risk Management Framework (RMF). In this editorial, Flexera Software explains how many department directors are paying more attention to life-cycle management f ...

NIST: 800-160 (2) AND 800-171 (B) SECURING HIGH VALUE ASSETS AND CONFIDENTIAL UNCLASSIFIED INFORMATION
Author: Attivo Networks   Send Email to POC   View Content
The NIST publications 800-160 Volume 21 and 800-1712 deal with developing cyber-resilient systems and protecting controlled unclassified information in nonfederal systems and organizations, respectively. These documents give an organization clear guidance on implementing secure systems from the policy, process, personnel, and technical perspectives. This paper will very briefly summarize these NIST publications, introduce deception technology, and show how deception technology fits within the NIST guidelines to support regulatory compliance and enhanced security.

Monitoring Interference in the 2.4 GHz ISM Band with a Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer
Author: Anritsu, Inc.   Send Email to POC   View Content
This paper highlights the power of an RTSA spectrum analyzer for detailed analysis of crowded areas of spectrum. The Field Master Pro MS2090A RTSA has a probability of intercept (POI) of 2.055 μs, meaning it is certain to capture the shortest of packets seen in the ISM bands. The spectrogram feature provides a view over time of spectral activity and a user settable persistence mode enables identification signal in signal interferers.

Practical Uses for a Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer in 5G, LTE, and Wi-Fi Spectrum Monitoring
Author: Anritsu, Inc.   Send Email to POC   View Content
Limitations in conventional spectrum analyzers are found in two key areas: signal power density and visualization of fast digital signals. This is where the strength of a real-time spectrum analyzer (RTSA) becomes apparent.

For fast changing signals, complex modulations, and the highly variable RF transmissions of the future, the new standard in spectrum measurement is the real-time spectrum analyzer. The Anritsu Field Master ProTM MS2090A solution is the highest performance portable RTSA available.

Understanding Key Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer Specifications
Author: Anritsu, Inc.   Send Email to POC   View Content
Advances in technology and design have enabled the creation of the first high performance real-time handheld spectrum analyzer with a 110 MHz analysis bandwidth and a 100% probability of intercept duration of 2.06 μs. Together with the variable persistence density display and spectrogram, the Anritsu Field Master Pro MS2090A spectrum analyzer is well suited to meet challenges in analyzing dynamic RF signal events and detecting transient interferers, and unwanted hidden signals.

The U.S. Cybersecurity Industrial Base and National Security
Author: AFCEA   Send Email to POC   View Content
This white paper conveys to U.S. national security policy makers and decision makers observations and recommendations regarding the nation's cybersecurity industrial base and this sector's ability to support and strengthen the national security of the United States.

The Growing Need to Protect Classified Data at Rest (DaR)
Author: General Dynamics Mission Systems   Send Email to POC   View Content
Is your sensitive data secure? Do you comply with the latest federal data at rest policies? Learn how high assurance encryption solutions will safeguard your critical information.

The Cyber Edge January 2020
Author: AFCEA   Send Email to POC   View Content
FBI Strives to Keep Ahead of Cyber Adversaries.
A rapidly changing threat environment compels increased cooperation.

5G Wireless Opens New Possibilities for Government
Author: Nokia   Send Email to POC   View Content
5G wireless technology is poised to take the world by storm, offering fast and effective network connectivity at data throughput speeds once reserved for dedicated fiberoptic landlines. This increased speed will also fuel new developments in wireless applications and connected devices to vastly increase the size, depth and interconnectivity of networks of all kinds. In this article, Nokia and Nokia Bell Labs explores the topic of 5G further.

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Best Practices in Drafting a Data Decommissioning Policy
Author: Security Engineered Machinery   Send Email to POC   View Content
As obsolete technology and routine maintenance continue to replace old information and storage devices, it has become more critical than ever to destroy data properly with a data decommissioning policy. Through proper research and a unified vision, a policy can be written that can keep information secure, prevent data leaks, and even save money in the long run.