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11 Feb 2016 | John Mark Ivey | No Comments | 5,607 views | Categories: Big Data, Government, Hacking & Cybercrime, Security
Federal Agencies Prepare for Massive Cybersecurity and Privacy Revamp

President Barack Obama announced his plan to create the Federal Privacy Council as part of a massive Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) that will affect how federal agencies protect the private data of U.S. citizens. CNAP will also support IT modernization and promote cybersecurity research and development in the public and private sectors.

9 Feb 2016 | John Mark Ivey | No Comments | 2,688 views | Categories: Conference, Government
Making the Strategy Work at AFCEA/USNI WEST 2016

It’s hard for me to believe I will be attending my fourth AFCEA naval conference next week when WEST 2016 commences in the San Diego Convention Center. Each and every WEST has been enlightening as our country’s naval capabilities continue to shift from the Atlantic to the Pacific and as the federal government looks for new and innovative ways to achieve mission success.

22 Oct 2015 | John Mark Ivey | No Comments | 5,059 views | Categories: Conference, IBM
In Awe of IBM Insight 2015’s Wow Factor

It seems like every time I’m preparing to attend one of IBM’s large user conferences, event organizers just keep upping the wow factor. Whether it’s Serena Williams sharing how using data improved her tennis game or Kevin Spacey preaching about how technology empowers the rule breakers, I am amazed at how these celebrity keynote speakers always bring the message down to its essence with an IBM spin. So now it’s time for IBM Insight 2015, and who’s on the bill to speak but Hollywood legend Ron Howard.

15 Oct 2015 | John Mark Ivey | One Comment | 3,859 views | Categories: Conference, Microsoft, SharePoint
Getting Involved in Raleigh’s SharePoint Engage

Some of the country’s brightest SharePoint experts will converge in Raleigh next week at the SharePoint Engage conference. Since Microsoft consolidated many of this year’s popular regional SharePoint events into the huge Microsoft Ignite 2015 conference in Chicago back in May, a more intimate SharePoint event is going to be right up some folks’ alley.

14 Oct 2015 | John Mark Ivey | No Comments | 4,028 views | Categories: CEH, Hacking & Cybercrime, Security
EC-Council’s Updated Certified Ethical Hacker v9 Training Focuses on Latest Cyber Attacks

With enterprise and governments struggling to keep up with the ever-changing cybersecurity landscape, EC-Council has updated its Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification and training to version 9, focusing on the latest cyber attack vectors and addressing new vulnerabilities. With CEH training in preparation for the new CEH exam, students will gain access to thousands of the most commonly used hacking tools to help them look for vulnerabilities in their organization’s network just like a hacker would.

1 Oct 2015 | John Mark Ivey | No Comments | 4,423 views | Categories: Hacking & Cybercrime, Security
What Is National Cyber Security Awareness Month?

National Cyber Security Awareness Month, also known as NCSAM, is promoted by IT security professionals and organizations across the country every October. A joint effort between businesses and government, the purpose of NCSAM is to ensure that every American has the resources needed to stay safer and more secure online.

20 Aug 2015 | John Mark Ivey | No Comments | 3,307 views | Categories: Conference, Government
Looking Forward to AFCEA TechNet Augusta 2015

I always look forward to this time of year when the TechNet Augusta conference rolls around on the calendar. Sponsored by AFCEA, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, I’m always amazed at the top brass the event attracts. It’s a little muggy this time of year in Augusta but the geek in me looks […]

13 Jul 2015 | John Mark Ivey | No Comments | 6,406 views | Categories: Cisco, Internet of Things
Cisco Provides Solutions as Organizations Prepare for IoT

By 2020, Cisco estimates that nearly 50 billion devices and objects will be connected to the Internet. That’s ten zeros! While only one percent of things in the physical world are connected today, more and more organizations, namely companies and governments, are deploying solutions for the oncoming Internet of Things (IoT) era.

4 Jun 2015 | John Mark Ivey | No Comments | 3,606 views | Categories: Cisco, Conference
A Changing of the Guard at Cisco Live 2015

Cisco Networks long-time CEO John Chambers will end two decades at the helm of the world’s largest networking company later this summer. At next week’s Cisco Live!, I expect to see a changing of the guard as Chambers passes the Cisco CEO baton into the able hands of senior vice president of worldwide field operations Chuck Robbins.

2 Jun 2015 | John Mark Ivey | 2 Comments | 3,779 views | Categories: Agile project management, Professional Development
What is Leave the Office Earlier Day?

June 2 is Leave the Office Earlier Day – sometimes referred to as Leave the Office Early Day. Whatever you call it, make sure your boss is on board before you partake in this unofficial holiday for workaholics.