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Symantec Government Online User Group

Public Group | Founded: 19 Oct 2009 | Serving 22 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 27 Jun 2017
Presidential budget requests can always be a little hard to decipher. By the time congressional leaders make their changes, the budget that gets passed usually looks little like the one that was first proposed. With that said, the budget request ...
New blog entry 26 Jun 2017
President Trump held a listening session with officials and outlined cyber priorities during a January 31 meeting as the administration focuses on putting together a more comprehensive cybersecurity strategy. Federal Computer Week reported on the ...
New blog entry 14 Jun 2017
There are many things to like in the Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure that President Trump recently issued, but chief among them was the direction for federal agencies to ...
New blog entry 17 May 2017
This week – in conjunction with MeriTalk – we released “Inside Job: The Sequel – The 2017 Federal Insider Threat Report,” which surveyed 150 Federal IT managers to find out where agencies stand on insider threat protection.  What’s working?  ...
New blog entry 01 May 2017
From Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning to every honest employee within an agency, insider threats – whether intentional or not – pose a tremendous risk to government. Look no further than the recent WikiLeaks release of CIA documentation. ...
New blog entry 26 Apr 2017
For all the talk during political campaigns and even once in office, the true decisions are made when it comes time to determine a federal budget. Each spring the president submits a proposed budget to Congress that highlights the administration’s ...
New blog entry 24 Apr 2017
More than 80 percent of states lack the funding to develop a sufficient cybersecurity defense. There are many ways to think about that percentage, but amazingly, there will be some that are surprised that number is so low. State governments are at the ...
New blog entry 27 Mar 2017
Greg Touhill, less than a week after his resignation as the first government-wide chief information security officer (CISO), estimated that the cybersecurity breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) could cost the government more than $1 ...
New blog entry 13 Mar 2017
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has called for approximately $74 million to help improve the state’s cybersecurity systems, in part because of the age of a number of computer systems still in use. Minnesota, like many states and federal agencies, rely on ...