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Symantec Government Online User Group

Public Group | Founded: 19 Oct 2009 | Serving 27 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 02 Nov 2017
Put Aaron Rodgers, Julio Jones and Von Miller on the same football team with a number of other superbly skilled players and you’ve got a good chance to win, right? The answer would normally be yes if those players had a chance to practice together, ...
New blog entry 19 Oct 2017
The Senate has included the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act as part of the Defense Authorization bill, a major step in providing federal technology leaders with additional funding to improve outdated technology. While the bill must go ...
New blog entry 29 Sep 2017
Whether a newbie or a seasoned internet user, anybody can become a victim of a scam targeting consumer or enterprise internet users. The question is why this remains a recurring security challenge. My view: We are not being sufficiently vigilant when ...
New blog entry 28 Sep 2017
Every day approximately 200,000 people around the world move from rural to urban areas leading to an explosive growth in cities. In fact, in 1950 only 29 percent of the world’s population lived in urban areas, but that total will near 65 percent by ...
New blog entry 19 Sep 2017
For more than a decade the National Association of State Chief Information Officers, better known as NASCIO, has polled its members to learn their priorities at that given point in time. It comes as little surprise that information security has made ...
New blog entry 11 Sep 2017
President Trump has requested $228 million from Congress for an information technology modernization fund that agencies could use to upgrade high-priority legacy systems. The idea builds off a similar plan from the last year of the Obama ...
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?  ...