"The education sector contains particularly vulnerable users who require special privacy protection."

- Jeff Gould, Peerstone Research

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"BYOD blurs the already-gray line defining privacy expectations for Federal government employees."

- Julie Anderson, Civitas Group

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"We had an unmatched opportunity to bring together a group of cyber experts to address the threats our departments and agencies face every day"

- Karen Evans, KE&T Partners

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"Are stronger laws and more robust enforcement actions required to protect users from companies that put profits ahead of privacy?"

- Bradley Shear, Law Office of Bradley S. Shear

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Students Are Not Products!

SafeGov launches new portal with guidance for parents, school officials and policy makers to help protect student privacy.

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  • Thursday, October 23, 2014

    Corporate student data privacy pledge

    by Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Brad Smith, The Hill

    The intersection of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, Children's Online Privacy and Protection Act of 1998, a growing number of state laws, district policies, vendor contracts, and privacy policies create a situation in which it is hard to tell what protections and rights exist...

  • Thursday, October 23, 2014

    NIST spotlights five actors in the cloud

    by Judith Myerson, TechRepublic

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cloud computing standards roadmap describes five cloud actors: consumer, provider, auditor, broker, and carrier. Each actor interacts with another actor depending on the role the actor performs in the cloud. Here's a rundown of each actor ca...

  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    Android’s recent encryption announcement doesn’t protect your data

    by Karen Evans, The Hill

    Apple’s default encryption announcement contained a notable distinction in the fine print. They promised not to read the content of your email messages. Not only will Apple’s default encryption protect your email from being accessed by governmental entities without permission, but Apple will not re...

  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    How the Cloud Can Help Our Government Innovate

    by Jane Snowdon, Wired

    Currently, much of the dialogue seems focused on the infrastructure, or data center consolidation and decisions about what to move to the cloud. Those are important issues and require the attention of CIOs and the IT community. But as the federal government shifts to the cloud, we must not lose sig...

  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    Microsoft's Azure makeover features Dell hardware

    by Peter Judge, Datacenter Dynamics

    Microsoft gave its Azure cloud offering a makeover on Monday, with new virtual machine classes in its public cloud, and a partnership with Dell to sell hardware pre-configured for on-premises Azure clouds. The new G family virtual machines are a challenge to Amazon Web Services (AWS) with Micro...

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