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Deterrence will keep a lid on cyberwar, former spy chief says

Ex-U.S. national intelligence director Dennis Blair likened the standoff to mutually assured nuclear destruction


HP tells cybersecurity customers to focus on people and processes

Organizations put too much emphasis on new technology

West Africa nations tackle e-governance

A number of projects in West African countries are helping to cut down on bureaucracy and paperwork

India backs open source software for e-governance projects

The country had previously not taken a definite stand in favor of either open source or proprietary software

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Meet the White House’s new open source-happy IT director

“First Geek” David Recordon comes from Facebook, open standards world

China discloses cyberwarfare unit, no one surprised

Many cybersecurity vendors have been tracking attacks from China for years

South Africa moves on plan to connect schools to Internet

After a continent-wide project failed to produce results, countries take steps individually

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Corporate culture hinders cyber insurance buy-in

Homeland Security officials working to promote cyber insurance cautions that security issues are too often marginalized within the IT department rather being incorporated into the larger enterprise risk management framework.

State Dept. expects email back online later Monday

Unclassified Internet system was taken offline to improve security

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Feds look to developers to improve big data, open source projects

Technology officials look to enrich the value of large datasets by collaborating on open source projects with developer community.

BlackBerry teams with Samsung and IBM to offer governments a secure tablet

The SecuTablet is a modified Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 bundled with security management software and a hardware encryption module

State Dept. to shut down email system to clean out malware

The agency has been battling email hackers since late last year

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Why Jon Stewart should be CIO of the U.S. government

The Hillary Clinton email trouble is a clear example of how executive privilege gets abused and never ends well. Columnist Rob Enderle not only enjoyed Jon Stewarts’ take on the issue, but explains why he thinks Stewart should be the...

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Some email truths for Hillary Clinton

One thing she should know is that armed guards aren’t really equipped to stop a data breach.

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Hillary Clinton is now the face of shadow IT

Even if the former secretary of state set up a private mail server purely for the convenience of using a single phone for both government work and personal use, Hillary Clinton is now the poster child for the dangers of rogue IT....

Venafi: First three months of Clinton private email was unencrypted and unauthenticated

Security firm Venafi says of Hillary’s email: Indications are ‘it’s not a system that’s fortified’.

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Clinton regrets, but defends, use of family email server

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that her decision to use a private email server to conduct official business was not the best one.

Wikimedia sues NSA to stop it from spying on its users

People might refrain from sharing unpopular information on Wikipedia dues to mass surveillance, Wikimedia said

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Cloud Service Providers Must Guarantee Zero Down Time

Federal IT leaders say that anything less than 100 percent, always-on service reliability is unacceptable from cloud vendors.

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