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The Convergence of Analytics, Data Science and Process Automation

It is now a strategic imperative to both capitalize on the data economy and accelerate digital transformation. Successful execution requires elevating data assets, analytics, daily business processes, and people towards business goals and outcomes. People, processes, and data are an organization’s richest assets, and when these three assets are addressed together, transformative outcomes are realized.

Building the Workforce Government Needs

Agencies must tackle the skills gap on two fronts: by attracting talented new workers and by reskilling the ones they already have. It will take a transformed human resources system to do that.

Top 10 Security Events to Monitor in Azure AD and Office 365

Increase in remote workers means explosive adoption and utilization of Office 365 workloads such as Teams, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. Malicious actors can try and take advantage of distracted organizations during a global crisis, so you need to carefully monitor this increase of activity. Learn how Quest can keep your environment secure and efficient with their software.

First Responders in a Time of Crisis

Route Fifty takes a look at issues crucial to paramedics, firefighters, police and others during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.

Modernizing the Employee Experience

New Tools Help State and Local Governments Battle Ransomware, Other Big Disasters

Increasingly, state and local governments find themselves targeted by malicious cyberattackers who sneak into their information technology systems, encrypt critical data and other files, and then demand millions in ransom payments to restore access. When governments find themselves being ransomed, their choices are typically to pay, which will undercut their ability to deliver key services to their communities due to budget restrictions, or not pay, resulting in the immediate inability to serve their communities and the loss of key data that will inevitably plague them for years afterwards.

Virtual Private Network (VPN) Modernization

The global pandemic, COVID-19, has forced public and private sector alike into rapid and never seen before levels of telework. The federal workforce’s secure remote access is largely dependent on the bandwidth and security of virtual private network (VPN) capability into mission critical networks. Federal IT leaders must address five key questions before modernizing their VPN to facilitate the ‘new normal’ we are in. Download our paper to help you plan and implement a VPN modernization, mitigate risk and build valuable continuity of government operations.

Deep Dive Into Cyber Reality

When it comes to cyber security, federal agencies constantly wonder “Will our effort and strategy protect us from an attack?” Our Security Effectiveness Report 2020 confirms that continuous validation of effectiveness is critical to performance. All organizations, including federal agencies, are becoming increasingly cloud-based, automated, and global as they implement digital transformation strategies. This inherent complexity of IT environments makes it increasingly difficult to identify cyber risk. This report explores the relationship between IT practices and cyber security performance across 100+ enterprise level production environments.

How DOD Contractors, Agencies Can Get Started on Their CMMC Journey

The Department of Defense’s new cybersecurity validation standard is a complex process with a simple goal: to ensure contractors have met the department’s security requirements for their information systems.

Vigilance and Visibility: The Case for Stronger IT Hygiene in Local Governments

Even as local governments have amassed a greater arsenal of devices and endpoints to connect their departments, enterprise security and visibility have struggled to keep pace. What are the reasons, and what can be done to better secure these networks?

4 Ways Government Agencies Can Prioritize AI Adoption This Year

AI is accelerating at lightning-fast speeds. How can government leaders drive adoption across their organizations?

Splunk Tools for Telework: Navigating the New Normal for Higher Education Organizations

While the concepts of remote work and distance learning are not new, the magnitude of demand has increased dramatically. Large teams of remote workers, not to mention remote learners, are adding pressure to both IT and security teams in higher education. At a time when urgent action is critical, Splunk stands in solidarity with all of its customers, particularly those on the front lines of care and response, and the IT personnel that support their critical missions. To help educational institutions better navigate the new norm, Splunk has curated some short-term solutions to help organizations overcome current challenges while offering its traditional suite of solutions to ensure strategic advantage.

Accelerate Remote Workforce Deployment with WWT

Unanticipated events can disrupt your organization’s traditional ability to fulfill its mission, vision and goals. Your organization will be challenged to rapidly, efficiently and securely transition large segments of your workforce with the capability to work remotely. Many organizations are unprepared to scale their IT capabilities rapidly enough to begin supporting thousands – or hundreds of thousands – of new remote workers in days or even weeks.

To Improve Your AI Adoption Strategy, Look At the Data

Agency leaders are ready for AI, but first, they’ll need to review their data management practices.

Splunk Tools for Telework: Navigating the New Normal for Public Sector Organizations

While the concept of telework is not new, the magnitude of demand for remote work has increased exponentially during this new normal. Large teams of teleworkers and rising demand for secure, remote access adds tremendous pressure to both IT and security teams, and to the infrastructure they support. At a time when urgent action is critical, Splunk stands in solidarity with all of our customers, particularly those on the front lines of care and response, and the IT personnel that support their critical missions. To help organizations navigate the current situation easier, Splunk has curated some short term solutions to help organizations overcome current challenges while offering its traditional suite of solutions to ensure strategic advantage. Download your complimentary copy of the guide.

Cyber Security Trends 2020: How the Industry is Evolving

Agency leadership and dedicated security teams must learn to measure cyber risk empirically, and improve security effectiveness in real, quantifiable ways. And it all starts with an understanding of the latest cyber security trends. Findings from our new ebook Cyber Security Trends 2020 can help you shape your cyber security practice for the better and adopt proven best practices.

Rethinking the U.S. Government’s HR Department

With 2.2 million civilian workers, the federal government is the largest employer in the U.S.—even ahead of Walmart. Despite its size, or perhaps because of it, it has many challenges implementing new efficiencies and technologies. Download this whitepaper to find out more about the technology the U. S. government is considering to improve HR functions.

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