Cloud As a Security Layer–#Winning

I’ve often been a proponent of thinking of Cloud based computing as a security layer between you and the bad guys. It seems the US Department of Defense agrees with me. http://techinsider.nextgov.com/2011/03/cyber_command_shifting_to_the_cloud.php Now, by far the most common area of attack where bad guys get information or do damage to systems other than lost/stolen equipment…

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AU Gov blocking web based email, worth it? No.

In response to the Australian National Audit Office report ‘The Protection and Security of Electronic Information Held by Australian Government Agencies’ many government agencies are talking about blocking access to web based email.  Here’s the recommendation that has been lighting up the Twitterverse "emails using public Web-based email services should be blocked on agency ICT…

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Idea on how Government can publish data in near real time

The idea of Open Government and Gov 2.0 is not a new one. However it seems that while governments are making great strides toward a more open system through efforts such as Data.gov and Data.gov.au, there appears to be a bit of a disconnect between publication and consumption. At the recent BarCamp Canberra (#bcc2011) there…

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The next phase in Government IT Services, Gov 3.0 (Gov 2.1)?

Gove 2.0 to Gov 2.1 (Gov 3.0) It’s interesting to note how governments are rallying around the idea of Gov 2.0 where social networking becomes part of how governments interact with their citizens.  And now, when the ink is just drying on some of the Gov 2.0 initiatives, Gov 3.0 is taking the stage. So…

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