Technically News – 11/5

Technically News – 11/5

Technically News is a new feature on Technically Speaking that scans thousands of industry articles to present you with a weekly source of IT news, information and ideas that impact the public sector.

US & Canada Launch Joint Cybersecurity Plan
In an effort to protect their digital infrastructure and improve their ability to combat against cyber threats, the US Department of Homeland Security and Public Safety Canada have announced a joint cybersecurity plan. Read this Security Week article to learn more.

Following Sandy, DHS Seeks Security ‘Cyber Reserve’
It only took a few hours for Superstorm Sandy to devastate the East Coast’s IT infrastructure, the impact of which was felt across the nation. The DHS warns that was only a small example of the devastation a major cyberattack would cause and intends to create a cyber reserve of security pros to deploy during times of an emergency. Read this CIO Magazine article to learn more.

Geospatial Data Could Transform the Way Government Does Business
Last week’s hurricane reminded us that quickly gathering and organizing geospatial data efficiently can save lives; but that’s not its only use. Read other ways the Government can utilize geospatial data by clicking on this Tech Target article.

Technically News scans thousands of industry articles to present you with a weekly source of IT news, information, and ideas that impact the public sector.