Caron Beesley

Government Writer
August 30, 2016
8 Tips for Making Smart IT Buying Decisions this Federal Year-End premium
Federal fiscal year-end is the busiest season for government IT spending. With only a few weeks left to spend the $3.8 trillion apportioned in Uncle Sam’s 2016 budget, the pressure is on to spend prudently and procure efficiently. But with growing media and public concern that year-end spending is wasteful, how can your agency make […]
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August 18, 2016
3 Tactics Procurement Officers Can Use to Get Through the Craziness of Federal Year-End premium
With continued unpredictability about the annual federal appropriations process, the 2016 federal fiscal year-end busy season is likely to be as crazy as usual for federal procurement teams. According to testimony given before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs in September 2015, Jason Fichtner a senior research fellow at George Mason University, […]
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August 4, 2016
Using Threat Hunting to Protect “Swiss Cheese” Security Infrastructures premium
As another high profile government leak hits the headlines in the wake of the Democratic National Convention (DNC), the focus on developing a more proactive security posture through threat hunting, not just remediation, has never been greater. “The DNC and the RNC have been Swiss cheese in terms of their security,” Wikileaks’ Julian Assange, told […]
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August 3, 2016
Close the Gap between Threat Detection and Response with User and Entity Behavior Analytics premium
Could user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) be the missing piece of the puzzle that security teams have been waiting for in their bid to outmaneuver threat actors? As the average amount of time passed to identify data breaches caused by malicious attacks reaches staggering proportions (265 days) and the mean amount of time to […]
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July 28, 2016
Why US Airports Should Leverage BIM for Infrastructure Woes premium
U.S. airport infrastructure is under pressure. With a rebounding economy comes more air travel. This places more demand on airport operators to guarantee passengers and cargo carriers a safe, secure, and efficient experience. But in an increasingly merger-driven airline industry, where hubs are being consolidated at breakneck speed, keeping pace with change is a challenge. […]
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July 22, 2016
6 Best Practices for Moving Beyond a Reactive, Point-Product Security Infrastructure premium
Incident response (IR) teams are overwhelmed. Larger attack surfaces, state-sponsored cyber terrorism, and the industrialization of cyber crime all create fires and headaches for IR teams. According to a survey by Intel Security, investigations are taking up too much time. Scoping an attack, finding out what systems were impacted, what was altered, and what other […]
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July 6, 2016
6 Outstanding Sessions from Autodesk’s Virtual Conference – “Future of Making” premium
Last month, Autodesk hosted a virtual conference – The Future of Making (now available on-demand) – focused on how AEC and manufacturing industries are capitalizing on new, disruptive technologies to innovate, enhance project design and delivery, and get more from existing investments (like AutoCAD) with learning, networking and cloud resources. The conference featured a range of […]
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June 29, 2016
Autodesk University 2016 – Get your Early Bird Pass premium
There are less than six months to go until Autodesk University (AU) lights up Las Vegas November 15-17, 2016 for its annual convergence of CAD professionals looking to learn, connect and explore the best in digital design. But what do we know about the event so far? Here’s what: Get Your Early Bird Pass There’s […]
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June 16, 2016
Don’t Miss: Feds Discuss Forward Thinking Approach to Data Backup and Recovery premium
Data backup is a fundamental part of good IT and business management. But in the public sector it’s also the law. Established by President Obama in 2011, the National Archives and Records Administration maintains a comprehensive backup of all records of important transactions, actions, and other communications. Although data backup sounds like a simple enough […]
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