FEMA: Safety Tips for Winter Fires…Especially in This Cold Weather. More fires occur during the winter months than at any other time. Fortunately, taking simple precautions can prevent most fires. Follow these safety tips to help ensure your safety. Read more

NEW YORK: 3 Lessons from New York’s Website Redesign. After 10 months and hundreds of hours, New York state offers insights into what made its newest website a major success. Read more

FHA: FHA To Reduce Annual Insurance Premiums. As the nation’s housing market continues to improve, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro announced the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will reduce the annual premiums new borrowers will pay by half of a percent. This action is projected to save more than two million FHA homeowners an average of $900 annually and spur 250,000 new homebuyers to purchase their first home over the next three years. Read more


2015 PREDICTIONS: Two powerful trends will shape the government cybersecurity agenda in the coming year, say security experts, but they have more to do with how government security is managed than what technologies will better defend agency systems. Read more

BEWARE THE MACRO: Macro-based malware is making a comeback, researchers warn. Attackers are bypassing defenses against macros with social engineering to install malware. The Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) has recently seen an increasing number of threats using macros to spread malicious code. Find out mor e

SKILLS: New research indicates cybersecurity skills shortage will be a big problem in 2015. ESG research shows high-demand for infosec professionals as many organizations have a “problematic shortage” in this area. Find out more


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