Cloud Computing

In Federal IT Policy, It’s Now “Cloud First”

The federal government’s effort to close the IT gap between the public and private sectors will put cloud computing first, OMB Deputy Director for Management and Chief Performance Officer Jeffrey Zients announced Friday. Zients, who revealed the broad outlines of a five-part Obama administration proposal to increase the efficiency of the federal government, said that … Read More >>

Cybersecurity

In Cybersecurity, It’s “Learn and Adapt”

The US Army and Marine Corps’ official Counterinsurgency Field Manual opens with a quote that could easily serve as a motto for cybersecurity professionals: “This is a game of wits and will. You’ve got to be learning and adapting constantly to survive.” General Peter J. Schoomaker was describing how to confront asymmetric military and political … Read More >>

Cloud Computing

How Will Hackers Fare in the Cloud?

If Willie Sutton had been a hacker, we know what he’d have thought about cloud computing. Sutton, of course, was the 1930s bank robber famous for his quip that he robbed banks “because that’s where the money is.” And for hackers, the cloud might be just as tempting because it’s where a great deal of … Read More >>

Compliance and Enforcement

An International Meeting of the Minds on IP Enforcement

Thirty-seven countries together representing more than half of world trade declared with one voice this week that “effective enforcement of intellectual property rights is critical to sustaining economic growth across all industries and globally.” They further noted: “[T]he proliferation of counterfeit and pirated goods as well as the proliferation of services that distribute infringing material, … Read More >>