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GDIT News Clips

January 20, 2017

The U.S. Health Care Sector Took a Beating From Hackers in 2016


A rise in ransomware incidents and targeted data breaches caused more than 27 million health care patient records to be compromised last year, according to research compiled by security firm Protenus in collaboration with notification service

Is 2017 The Year IoT Standards Finally Make Sense?


Two years ago, some industry analysts cautiously suggested that a vast array of IoT standards would merge into just a few beginning in 2017. Some are starting to come together, but it looks like the battles will go on for a few more years.

What Cyber Can Learn From Counterterrorism


U.S. policy on responding to malicious cyberattacks needs to draw on lessons of counterterrorism fight since 9/11, says the outgoing assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism. 

Serverless Computing Is A Growing Trend – Here’s What You Need to Know

Government Technology

Serverless computing allows a true platform-as-a-service environment, letting developers focus on coding rather than back-end operations.

New IT Accessibility Rules Catch Up to 17 Years of Changes

Federal News Radio

The first time the U.S. Access Board issued regulations under Sections 508 and 255 of the Rehabilitation Act so agencies could ensure people with disabilities could use information technology and communications equipment such as faxes, copiers and printers in federal offices was 2000. Now, 17 years later, the board issued updated regulations just in time for the virtual reality, artificial intelligence and the iPhone 7.

Top 10 Cybersecurity Must-Haves for 2017

Healthcare IT News

The healthcare industry was riddled with cybersecurity issues in 2016 as ransomware, human error, IoT flaws and hacking attempts were some of the biggest problem areas. Security experts weigh in on what organizations need to be doing this year to reduce their vulnerabilities.

How Information Security Professionals Can Help Business Understand Cyber Risk

Information security is continually moving up business and board agendas, but information security professionals find it challenging to help business leaders to understand fully the cyber risks across increasingly digital businesses. 

Last-Minute Executive Order Codifies Security Clearance Process, Suitability Standards

Federal News Radio 

President Barack Obama signed an executive order late Tuesday, which amends the governance structure and processes for issuing federal security clearances, as well as suitability and fitness status for employees.  

Secretary Carter Says Future is Bright for DoD


In his farewell remarks to DoD personnel, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter quipped that there’s a “lot less cigarette smoke” in the halls of the Pentagon compared to when he started, but “the whole force is higher quality, vastly more experienced and draws high talent more widely from all of America than was the case back then. And we’re better and stronger because of it.”

Report: 57 Percent of Businesses Can’t Find Enough IT Security Pros


IT security decision makers say their teams lack the staff and skills needed to combat sophisticated cyberattacks, according to a new report from Osterman Research and Trustwave.

Hacking the Army


Amid fears about political hacking, the Army needs hackers more than ever.