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Symantec Government Online User Group

Public Group | Founded: 19 Oct 2009 | Serving 18 members

Welcome to the Symantec Government Online User Group. This is an area for users to exchange information and ideas relating to the Federal Government, State & Local Government, and Defense & Intelligence.

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New blog entry 11 Jul 2013
-- Originally published July 9th on StateScoop -- Every now and then, state and federal government agencies will collaborate on a project so sensible and logical, that it’s hard to find much—if any—opposition. The FBI’s Criminal ...
New blog entry 20 Jun 2013
Symantec has been working closely with SANS on the latest revisions to the Critical Security Controls (CSCs) and adoption efforts (https://www.sans.org/critical-security-controls/).  Established in 2008, the CSCs were created to help organizations ...
New blog entry 12 Jun 2013
This article originally ran on StateScoop on June 11, 2013 Whenever I ask state and local government IT managers if they're using virtualization, the answer is “yes” nearly 100 percent of the time. But when I alter that question ...
New blog entry 11 Jun 2013
Recently, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) sent government agencies a 104-page instruction manual for securing government-owned commercial smartphones and tablets. Prior to this point, there was no consistency across agencies when it came to ...
New blog entry 31 May 2013
On May 13, I was pleased to represent Symantec at the inaugural California CyberSecurity Task Force meeting. California government officials and private-sector leaders met to discuss a comprehensive CyberSecurity plan for the state. Attendees included ...
New blog entry 07 May 2013
* This article originally ran on StateScoop on May 7, 2013. Depending on which state CIO you ask (or even which time of day you ask him/her), consolidation is either the best or the worst thing that's ever happened to government IT. On the one ...
New blog entry 01 May 2013
* This article originally ran on StateScoop on April 30, 2013. Each year, Symantec releases its Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR), which recounts—in exhaustive detail—a summation of the previous year’s cybersecurity actions, ...
New blog entry 18 Apr 2013
Recently a few of my colleagues and I had the opportunity to participate in the National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership (NCEP) partner signing ceremony for the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE). Established in 2012 through a ...
New blog entry 10 Apr 2013
The Critical Security Controls (CSC's) are being adopted by federal and state agencies in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere, to increase visibility into advanced threats, to shore up defenses, and ultimately for benchmarking and to improve risk ...