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SECURITY THREAT: Study says password recycling is growing enterprise security threat. Half of cloud users in a typical company recycle passwords for multiple applications, which means that hackers can potentially access mission-critical systems with log-in information siphoned from lower priority services that don’t have the same level of protection. Read more

LEGISLATION: Will Open Source Security Be on the Federal Agenda in 2015? Federal lawmakers have drafted legislation to help ensure Uncle Sam is buying clean software. Read more

COMMUNICATION: Cyber security has the ability to make or break a business. It seems we’ve come a
long way from information security being a hidden and isolated issue. Read more


MICROSOFT: Single sync-engine for OneDrive by end-2015. Microsoft’s online cloud storage service
has long been the source of confusion among users, given how OneDrive and OneDrive for Business are actually different products that sync to incompatible backend systems in the cloud. Read more


NIST: On January 9th, the Energy Department released guidance to help the energy sector establish or align existing cybersecurity risk management programs to meet the objectives of the Cybersecurity Framework. Read the rest

FREE COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Tech training included in White House community college proposal. President Barack Obama announced a sweeping proposal that would allow millions of students to attend community college for free – and that would include an American Technical Training Fund to help graduates compete in the 21st century workplace. Read more

DHS: Bill would fund testing of mobile biometric exit app. Overall, the bill would provide $39.7 billion in discretionary funding for DHS for the remainder of the current fiscal year, an increase of $400 million compared to the fiscal 2014 enacted level, according to a summary of the legislation released by the committee. Read more


APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT: Blue Mountain Data Systems is dedicated to Application Development and Systems Integration for Federal Civilian Agencies, Document Management Systems that help in the preparation, scanning, indexing, categorizing and quality control of millions of pages of paper documents to electronic format and the Automation of Workflow Processes. Call us at 703-502-3416.


FYI: Federal & State CTOs CIOs CISOs: Daily Tech Update – February 3, 2015

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