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Looking forward: 2017's top threat prediction

As we look back on the past year's challenges, we also look ahead to which cybersecurity challenges will hold prominence in 2017. The Center for Internet Security (CIS) posted a Twitter poll asking respondents to choose which of the four listed threat areas would be the biggest cyber threat in 2017. The Internet of Things (IoT) took the top spot as biggest threat by a large margin. Here are some quick primers on why these are threats to everyday users, and how you can work to protect yourself out there in the connected world.

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HITSAC meeting cancelled Jan. 19

The Health Information Technology Standards Advisory Committee (HITSAC) has cancelled it's meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19.  

Virginia Business features interview with CIO

An interview with CIO Nelson Moe is now featured in the online edition of Virginia Business. He discusses the change from the current infrastructure provider to a multisourcing environment. Titled “The big reboot -- A rapidly shifting industry forces Virginia to shake up its IT services again,” the article provides information on the history of the infrastructure program and current challenges of moving from the one-supplier, long-term contract to multiple suppliers for shorter terms.  

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ISOAG kicks off 2017 with 144 participants

144 people participated in the Commonwealth's Information Security Officers Advisory Group (ISOAG) meeting Jan. 4. Keynote speaker Sergeant Eric Gowin, Virginia State Police, gave a security briefing. John Musgrove, VITA, presented on VITA's IT security audit program services. This session was hosted by Commonwealth Chief Information Security Officer Michael Watson and VITA.

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