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2017 Email Fraud Report

ValiMail’s analysis of the most popular 1 million global domains shows that most domain owners have not attempted to implement fraud protection through the latest and most complete form of protection, DMARC.  Of those that have attempted only 23 percent are actually achieving protection from fraud.

Public Safety & Social Media
Public Records Policies & Best Practices

Regardless of how your public safety agency plans to use social media, there are two things to keep in mind. The first is that using social media for public safety is not traditional. Social media is an open and instant means of communication, but it is also subject to higher standards and internal policies. What passes for simple commentary in the “civilian world,” could lead to heavy scrutiny and disciplinary action by agency leaders when the same comment is made by a public employee.

Bringing you the ultimate Cloud solution

When it comes to cloud solutions, typically you have to decide what’s more important: security or flexibility. But in today’s world you need to be nimble to drive innovation and respond to the needs of the business, and guard against ever-increasing threats.

The Public Sector Guide to Social Media Strategy & Policy

The widespread adoption of social media across public agencies is creating new possibilities for public outreach and media relationships. But to be heard above the noise on social networks like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter requires a smart strategy and thoughtful policies.

What you don’t know can hurt you: Mining government data to fix issues, validate business processes, mitigate risk and improve financial statement reporting

Abstract: Governments face unprecedented challenges today. To navigate this era of increased accountability under reduced resources, you are expected to focus relentlessly on operational efficiency, cost effectiveness, productivity, service and innovation.

How to combat government fraud, waste and abuse: A focus on government programs

It’s no secret that fraud, waste and abuse in all levels of governments is a problem—and a big one. To some extent it is not surprising. Just think about the sheer number of different types of entitlement, healthcare and grant programs that exist at federal, state/provincial and local levels. Not to mention the complexity of the eligibility rules surrounding them. Trillions of dollars of payments are made to hundreds of millions of recipients. And similar size sums are collected from similar numbers of taxpayers. Inevitably, mistakes will be made. Just as inevitably, some people are going to abuse the system and make fraudulent claims and evade taxes.

Whitepaper: Mastering Risk with “Data-Driven GRC”

Today’s emerging risk landscape is rapidly changing. Risk now has the attention of top executives because it can shift quickly and emerge in entirely new forms. As a result, government organizations are acknowledging a need to provide more risk coverage at lower cost (measured in both time and currency), which is driving re-inventions of methodology and technology applications in the risk landscape.

The Public Sector Guide to Text Messaging Policy and Retention

Learn the practical steps that will help your organization develop a text message policy and retention strategy to protect against the risk involved with use of this popular, universal form of communication. It also outlines smart text records management practices so you’ll be better prepared to respond to open records requests or other e-discovery needs when they arise.

Government Matters: Reinvent Readiness with Cognitive Technology

Gen. Gustave (Gus) Perna, commander of the Army Materiel Command, repeatedly stresses readiness as the Army’s most fundamental priority. Defined broadly as the ability of the U.S. armed forces to perform their required missions, readiness is shaped by many factors. These include the ability of military personnel and the availability and performance of military equipment. Join us as we explore how the U.S. military can ensure equipment readiness by preventing, rather than responding to, maintenance problems.

The DMARC Challenge for Federal Agencies

Combining original research and actionable advice this report contains:

Increase military asset readiness with a powerful combination of cognitive technologies
Uptime and asset availability are crucial to mission success across the armed forces

Readiness — the US military’s ability to perform its required missions everywhere, all the time — is shaped by many factors. In addition to the abilities and well-being of military personnel, readiness includes the availability, uptime and performance of military equipment. In turn, readily available equipment saves time, money and lives.

Can you weather the storm of a cyber attack?

For most organizations, the question is not if a data breach will occur but when. In 2016, 4,149 data breaches were reported, exposing an all-time high of roughly 4.3 billion records.

Healthcare Just Got More Secure

While most healthcare organizations recognize that networked medical devices can revolutionize patient care, they often lack the resources and expertise needed to secure their devices. But with Red River, healthcare organizations don’t have to worry about threat detection. Instead, they can focus on what they know best—the patients.

How to deploy a container-based private cloud behind the firewall

While government agencies have virtualized and cloud enabled basic enterprise applications, many mission critical systems and core business systems of record are still not deployed to the cloud.

Reducing the burden of FOIA

Responding to open records requests comes with the territory when you work for a government agency. Unfortunately, many struggle with compiling and producing the requested information in a timely manner. In this three-part series, Smarsh provides you with knowledge to help reduce the burden of responding to record requests, and to stay compliant with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and state and local open records laws.

Public Safety Departments & Text Messaging
Simplify Public Records with Policies and Procedures

Text messaging for business purposes is on the rise. In fact, 80 percent of respondents from a 2015 Instantly/RingCentral study are using text messaging for business purposes, and 15 percent said more than half of their texts are sent or received for business purposes.1 Although text messaging is the most popular cell phone feature, there are certain guidelines and considerations that public safety agencies should be aware of when allowing employees to communicate by text. One such consideration is the role text messages could play in open records requests, eDiscovery, and litigious events.

How to Protect Windows-Based Endpoints from Zero-Day Malware and Exploits

Read this complimentary paper to learn how to protect Windows-based endpoints (e.g., desktops, servers, workstations, Windows CE devices) from zero-day malware and exploits.

5 Actions to take for an Airtight Mobile Use Strategy in Government

Enable text messaging and reduce your organization’s legal and open-records risk around mobile communications.

Lessons in Archiving for Public Sector Agencies

In this three-part e-book, Don DeLoach, former Chief Information Officer for City of Tallahassee and consultant to local government firms, walks public sector organizations through the key elements needed to respond quickly and accurately to open records requests: identifying what information needs to be retained and archived, best practices and procedures for retaining communications, finding and implementing an automated solution, and the important roles stakeholders play in the records response process.

Unlock the Power of Now

Data storage is a moving target, with organizations constantly having to estimate their needs months or years in the future. Red River’s Storage on Demand is the answer, by providing immediate access to extra storage capacity when you need it.  Download our latest ViewPoint and learn how a storage on demand solution can help you:

eBook: Five Reasons You Should Be Thinking Flash

All-Flash storage is transforming storage architecture and revolutionizing the enterprise data center. And, with prices dropping fast, Flash is now in easy reach of agencies under tight budget constraints.

A Faster Path to Cloud

With VSPEX and Red River, nothing stands in the way of the cost savings, extreme flexibility and opportunities for innovation that Cloud provides. The latest eBook from the experts at Red River charts a faster path to Cloud with Dell-EMC VSPEX Cloud architectures and hyper-converged infrastructure.   This eBook will show you how to:

Build Your Cloud Strategy with Confidence

Organizations are under immense pressure to get to the cloud now. But with tight budgets, limited resources and concerns about security and control, cloud remains out of reach for many.  

The Real Costs of Building vs. Buying Data Analytics Capabilities

Companies that leverage big data analytics outperform their competitors by 20% or more and big data can help businesses realize a potential increase of 60% operating margins. But what’s the best way to efficiently add these capabilities? Compare the benefits of building or buying your data analytics solution to determine which option best fits your needs in the new whitepaper from the experts at ViON and IBM.  The paper evaluates all the factors associated with this decision that impact your organization including:

Connecting the Digital Justice System - Protecting communities through real-time justice information sharing

Delivering a single view of real-time data to support justice and public safety decisions requires state-of-the-art technology. At the heart of our standards-based solution is the world’s fastest information exchange engine.  Within the court system, responsibilities range from docketing the court calendar to prosecuting to defending the accused to judging and sentencing. The data to support these myriad activities means you need to be able to quickly pull together information on citations, motor vehicle records, crime lab results—as well as the schedules of dozens of people. Beyond administering justice proceedings, you’re increasingly expected to improve the quality of justice, access to justice, and public trust and confidence in courts through what the private sector would call customer relations management.

Software AG: The #1 IOT Streaming Analytics platform

Why does Software AG have the highest scoring streaming analytics platform? We come armed with the highest performing data processing engine to deliver real-time business transformation to our customers.

Public Sector Text Messaging Scandals and 3 Major Tips to Avoid Them

Being in the public eye is difficult. Just ask any celebrity. Everything they do or say can cause quite the stir, and anything they do serves as fodder for the court of public opinion. Similar rules and judgment—befalls employees of local and state government agencies. The only difference is their public notoriety often comes on the back of an embarrassing scandal. Download this guide to examine 3 recent government text message scandals, and proactive ways to avoid them.

The Government Social Media Survival Guide

For public sector organizations, interacting with the community is an absolute necessity. Social media not only makes it easy to communicate instantly ─ it can also establish your agency as a go-to resource for news, alerts, and emergency instructions.

3 Ways Text Messaging Exposes Government Organizations to Massive Risk

Texting is simple, concise and compatible with virtually every mobile device, operating system and wireless carrier—making it extremely accessible when a government official or employee wants to communicate with staff or community members in a time-crunched world. But even though text is easy, reliable and intuitive—if it’s used for official business communications, it can create tremendous risk.

Reach New Heights with Red River and FlexPod® for Cloud

Cloud computing and virtualization offer powerful benefits, but they are complex undertakings that can rain on any organization or agency’s plans. There is a silver lining: Red River knows Cloud.
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A Natural Evolution: From Data Center Consolidation to IT Optimization

As federal IT organizations make progress consolidating and modernizing their IT infrastructures, the impact of legacy platforms, technologies and traditional data centers still weighs heavy, along with each agency’s ability to attract and maintain the skill sets and applications needed to meet 21st century requirements.

VIEWPOINT: Solving IOT & Big Data Demands

Open the door to the massive data sets Big Data and Internet of Things (IOT) initiatives entail and you’ll likely swamp your established systems. Find out how you can move Big Data and IOT plans forward in this new ViewPoint from the experts at Red River and Fujitsu. You’ll learn how to:

eBook: Five Reasons You Should Be Thinking Flash

All-Flash storage is transforming storage architecture and revolutionizing the enterprise data center. And, with prices dropping fast, Flash is now in easy reach of agencies under tight budget constraints.

4 Ways to Reduce Records Challenges with Automation

Responding to records requests is time consuming, can drain your personnel resources, and failing to respond quickly may open your agency up to litigation.

Viewpoint: Empower Network Protection, Intel & Visibility

Traditional network defenses are failing. They can’t defend against insider threats and don’t deliver the lateral visibility you need to see and respond to anomalies real-time. Red River is solving this problem for government agencies with StealthWatch.

Data Driven Government

This paper outlines a way forward in the journey to a data-driven government. Although the principles apply to all agencies, the focus of this paper is the government agencies responsible for revenue collection and distribution of social benefits.

Smarter Care: Impact at the point of care

Health and social care systems are interdependent and each critically affects the other. Yet, a complex matrix of public and private stakeholders dedicated to the health and well-being of individuals still operates largely within silos. They provide separate types of intervention, often with competing objectives and insufficient regard for the outcomes. The world is now at the cusp of creating a type of “system of systems,” in which private and public stakeholders are coming together to coordinate resources at unprecedented levels. These stakeholders span industries, governments, cities and communities. Learn how you can improve social systems at the point of delivery in this white paper.

Co-ordinating Health and Human Services

The federal government is providing critical funding to the states to enable states and cities to improve program results for citizens. Research repeatedly confirms that the vast majority of healthcare costs are associated with a small minority of individuals with chronic conditions. For vulnerable populations, state and federal government leaders are looking beyond traditional healthcare boundaries to address the non-health conditions associated with high-need populations. They are considering social determinants such as housing, education, work and early life experience to uncover ways to improve the health of families and individuals and contain healthcare costs. Learn how a single view of the citizen can improve service delivery and outcomes when delivering social services.

Modernize and Simplify with Unity!

EMC is a global leader in enabling government agencies to redefine their operations and deliver IT as a service (ITaaS). Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect, and analyze their most valuable asset – information – in a more agile, trusted, and cost-efficient way.

Flash Decisions: Which Solution is Right for You?

Once available only to those with big budgets, Flash storage is now well within reach of most organizations and offers tremendous speed and capacity advantages. But with so many Flash options, it’s difficult to discern which solutions are right for you.

eBook: A Faster Path to Cloud

With VSPEX and Red River, nothing stands in the way of the cost savings, extreme flexibility and opportunities for innovation that Cloud provides. The latest eBook from the experts at Red River charts a faster path to Cloud with EMC VSPEX Cloud architectures and hyper-converged infrastructure.

eBook: Realizing the Full Potential of the Software-Defined Data Center

Why stop at virtualizing servers and storage? By virtualizing the network with VMware NSX networking virtualization platform, organizations can institute the third pillar of the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), move to next-generation networking and enable many of the benefits they’re already seeing by virtualizing compute and storage.

Data Analytics for Federal Healthcare eBook: Alleviating Pressure with Insight and Intelligence

Government healthcare agencies are under tremendous pressure to provide better patient care and manage sophisticated security threats as well as complex IT infrastructure – All while pinned down by strict budget limitations and compliance mandates.

Flash Decisions: Which Solution is Right for You?

Once available only to those with big budgets, Flash storage is now well within reach of most organizations and offers tremendous speed and capacity advantages. But with so many Flash options, it’s difficult to discern which solutions are right for you.
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Growing Government Cyber Intelligence (ebook)

As traditional network perimeters surrounding data centers dissolve, agencies face enormous difficulties fending off attacks using a patchwork of traditional security tools to protect classified or personally identifiable information (PII).
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Survey Underscores Need for Greater Application Management Awareness

Government application portfolios are plagued with redundant functions and a lack of transparency, which has led to uncontrolled costs and a general reluctance to change anything. This frustrating scenario is primarily why Application Portfolio Management (APM) is considered vital to helping improve agency operations, including the ability to manage cloud services, lower hardware and software costs, and minimize risks.

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