Wreaths Across America

This year Wreaths Across America took place on December 17th and we had several employees take part in this important day.  Wreaths Across America makes it their mission to help us remember our fallen heroes by honoring those who serve and teaching about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families to preserve our freedoms. We laid wreaths on the graves of our fallen heroes along with hundreds of other volunteers in the DC area. You can learn more about Wreaths Across America and how you or your organization can get involved by visiting their website http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org. Here are a few pictures from this incredibly memorable and important day.   … [Read more...]

SkyePoint Annual Summer Company Event

We had a fantastic time at our Annual Summer Company Event this year at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. The weather was absolutely perfect. Thank you to everyone that joined us! … [Read more...]

Mobile Security Risks Are Increasing

Gartner said that while security threats on the mobile landscape haven’t essentially changed, the severity of the consequences has changed. Dionisio Zumerle, a research director at Gartner, said that smartphones now hold much more sensitive data than before. Doctors are increasingly using tablets to process patient records and finance brokers exchange sensitive information. “A device that falls in the wrong hands and does not have adequate protection can be the source of a major data breach,” he said. Apps are also invasive and often ask permission to use peoples’ contact list and location while in enterprises many use file sharing apps with corporate data and don’t offer “enterprise grade security”. He said that mobile devices are now subject to many malware attacks, including those that can spread across the enterprise. IT chiefs need to implement enterprise security policies to the use of smartphones in an organization. See more here. … [Read more...]

Information about OPM Cybersecurity Incidents

September 1, 2015 - Government Awards Identity Theft Protection Services Contract for Individuals Impacted by Background Investigation Records Incident The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) today announced the award of a $133,263,550 contract to Identity Theft Guard Solutions LLC, doing business as ID Experts, for identity theft protection services for 21.5 million individuals whose personal information was stolen following one of the largest cybercrimes ever carried out against the United States Government. These services will be provided at no cost to the victims of this crime. The U.S. Government, through the Department of Defense, will notify those impacted beginning in late September and continue over the following weeks. Notifications will be sent directly to impacted individuals. More information can be found here: https://www.opm.gov/cybersecurity/updates/  … [Read more...]

STATE DEPARTMENT LOOKS TO OUTFIT WORKERS WITH ‘THE MOST CONTEMPORARY’ MOBILE DEVICES

August 14, 2015 - The State Department wants to suit up its employees with “the most contemporary” mobile devices available, but at a reduced price.  The agency is in the market for information to help it implement a highly capable, centrally managed cell service and mobile device program, according to a request for information released Aug. 14.  Read more here. … [Read more...]

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