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How the FBI Protects Against Cyber-Hacks

Monday, November 16th, 2015
Cyber Hacking

Information sharing helps protect against cyber-hacking.

You may remember the cyber-attack on Sony last year after they released the film “The Interview”. The comic farce, in which two men try to assassinate Kim Jong-un, was taken as a threat by North Koreans, who launched the cyber-attack as a response. While the FBI was able to figure out where the attack came from, it was still dangerous. James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, described the attack as “the most serious cyber-attack ever made against US interests”. Imagine that these kinds of attacks are directed at banks or sensitive government files. There are two main sources of cyber-attacks to protect from: crime-sponsored attacks that are used for extortion (criminals also make money by selling Malware), and state-sponsored attacks that are used for espionage. It takes constant vigilance to maintain our systems against cyber-attacks, and there are ways that we can ensure we have as safe a system as possible.

What is Information-Sharing?

Back in 2011, the Obama Administration proposed a reform that would make information-sharing easier, and since then, Congress has passed information-sharing bills every year. This kind of information-sharing technology allows for clues about potential hackers to be passed on to others. For example, if Oil Refinery A notices that someone is attempting to hack its systems, then it can pass that information on to Oil Refineries B, C, and D, so they can take preventative measures to keep from getting hacked. Obama’s reform this year has been to make it easier for information from the private sector to be shared with the government, which helps the government to prevent sophisticated cyber-attacks.

How Does Information-Sharing Help Me?

You have nothing to worry about when it comes to this type of information-sharing. The only information that is passed on is information that’s crucial to identifying hackers; things like IP addresses, routing information, and time stamps. Your personal information is not stored or collected. As it stands now, our information-sharing program still only creates a patchwork of security. We’re moving towards more security with security products—like anti-malware, antivirus, and intrusion protection systems—that scan for threats. Sharing crucial information is important to prevent cyber-attacks that affect American businesses and citizens directly. In 2013, US retailers were affected by point of sale malware called BlackPOS. You may remember how Target had to pay hack victims $10 million in damages after hackers stole bank card information for $40 million people from the Target in-store credit cards. Cyber-attacks get worse and worse every year, and it is up to companies like DHA Group, Inc. to stop them.

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An award-winning management consulting and contracting firm primarily serving federal, civilian and defense agencies, DHA group supports clients’ mission-critical work by delivering expert professional services. If you have more questions about automatic software whitelisting, contact DHA for knowledgeable service.

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IT Acquisition Added to 2015 GAO High Risk List

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

 

The Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) High Risk List is released every two years and details federal programs that “merit concern ‘due to their vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement or are most in need of broad reform. The High Risk List has documented more than $40 billion in financial benefits and 866 other improvements related to high-risk areas.’” The list was released in February 2015, and this year the GAO added Improving the Management of IT Acquisitions and Operations to the list.

 

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Increase Your IT Abilities with IT Support from DHA

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

 

If there’s one thing than any modern agency, business, or enterprise needs, it’s a robust and scalable IT system. IT is the backbone of practically every facet of operation, and in today’s world it’s imperative that the necessary resources are devoted to IT in order to ensure it can function not only effectively, but in a superior fashion.

 

However, not all operations have the resources needed to devote to IT. In this situation, third party IT support can bridge the gap and provide your IT team with the extra support it needs to drive the operations of the agency, enterprise, or business. In today’s world of budget-tightening, sacrifices may need to be made, but one area in which they absolutely cannot be made is in IT. Support the operations of your team with third party IT support and you’ll realize the ROI you were looking for. Learn more about how our team can help yours below.

 

IT Support from DHA

 

IT Security

 

IT security has never been more important than it is now. Threats are everywhere in the virtual world, and your system needs the highest levels of protection. Our experience in protecting public and private networks means you can trust us to protect your most valuable IT assets. We offer:

 

  • ISO
  • Network and physical security
  • Risk and vulnerability management (penetration testing)

 

IT Services

 

We offer a litany of IT services designed to fit the needs of any operation. Our scalable solutions can serve whatever needs your team may have.

 

  • System administration
  • Help desk support
  • Infrastructure
  • Data integration
  • Website development
  • Rapid prototyping
  • System validation
  • Verification testing

 

Data Hosting

 

Data hosting is an essential component of any IT solution. DHA offers efficient turn-key solutions that provide easy and secure access to hosted data from any location at any time. In addition, we offer:

 

  • Tape media storage
  • Rack and stack
  • Power and cooling

 

Telecommunications

 

Effective communication systems are necessary to facilitate every aspect of operations. We can design an integrated, scalable, and unique telecommunications solution for your organization. We also offer SVTC and enterprise BlackBerry deployment/management.

 

 

IT-support

 

To learn more about our IT services, contact DHA today. An award-winning management consulting and contracting firm primarily serving federal, civilian and defense agencies, DHA group supports clients’ mission-critical work by delivering expert professional services. Follow us on social media on FacebookLinkedInTwitter or Google+.

Boost Your Capabilities with IT Support from DHA

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

 

A strong IT solution is one of the most important components of any organization. Public or private, all organizations, agencies, and businesses need a robust IT solution to drive their operations and growth. Not to mention that the world of IT evolves at a breakneck pace, making it critical to be able to keep up and compete. If your IT solution is slowing you down, you’re only going to lose ground.

 

With IT support from DHA, you get a comprehensive IT solution that will drive, not restrict your growth. Learn more about how we can help you with your IT needs below.

 

IT Support from DHA

 

IT Services

 

No matter what your IT needs, we offer a service to match. Our IT solutions are scalable to fit organizations of any size. System administration, help desk support, infrastructure, and data integration are all important components of any IT solution. We also offer website development, rapid prototyping, and system validation and verification testing.

 

IT Security

 

In today’s world, IT security is of critical importance. You need your data and network to be protected from all threats. DHA has experience with IT security in both the public and private sector, and can provide you with the solution you need to keep your IT secure. We offer network and physical security, critical infrastructure protection, risk and vulnerability management, and ISO.

 

Data Hosting

 

Secure storage and hosting of your data is a necessity for any organization. Our turn-key solutions offer easy and secure access from any location at any time. We also offer tape media storage, rack and stack, and power and cooling services.

 

Telecommunications

 

Telecommunications remain important for a number of organizational requirements. Our integrated solutions will allow you to communicate effectively and reliably, with enterprise BlackBerry deployment/management, and SVTC.

 

third party IT support

 

To learn more about our IT services, contact DHA today. An award-winning management consulting and contracting firm primarily serving federal, civilian and defense agencies, DHA group supports clients’ mission-critical work by delivering expert professional services. Follow us on social media on FacebookLinkedInTwitter or Google+.

 

How You Can Benefit from Third Party IT Support from DHA

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

 

Your operation needs to be focused on priority tasks at all times in order for it to be successful. Dealing with IT issues such as basic services, security, and data hosting takes away time that would be better spent on higher priority tasks. Nevertheless, IT is a vital component of your operation, forming the backbone that allows countless objectives to be pursued and accomplished. In order to fully realize the potential of your operation, you need third party IT support from DHA.

 

Third party IT support ensures that all of your essential IT functions are not only accounted for but fine tuned for the best possible performance. Learn about the third party IT support services DHA offers below.

 

IT Services

 

Our IT services include:

 

  • Website Development
  • System Administration
  • Data Integration
  • Infrastructure
  • Help Desk Support
  • System Validation and Verification Testing
  • Rapid Prototyping

 

IT Security

 

IT security has never been more important than it is now. You need confidential and sensitive information to be secured from hackers and intrusion attempts. We understand the critical importance of IT security in today’s world, and strive to be on the cutting edge of IT security. We offer:

 

  • ISO
  • Network and Physical Security
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Risk and Vulnerability Management (Penetration Testing)

 

Data Hosting

 

You need data hosting and storage you can trust. Data needs to be accessible at all times, but it also needs to be secure. We provide turn-key data hosting solutions customized to fit your needs.

 

  • TurnKey Services
  • Tape Media Storage
  • Rack and Stack
  • Power and Cooling

 

third party IT solution

 

 

An award-winning management consulting and contracting firm primarily serving federal, civilian and defense agencies, DHA group supports clients’ mission-critical work by delivering expert professional services. Follow us on social media on FacebookLinkedInTwitter or Google+.

 

The Benefits of Facilities and Logistics Support from DHA

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

 

DHA offers comprehensive facilities and logistics support for clients in both the public and private sectors. We understand the importance of support in these areas, as they both serve to form the backbone of a successful operation. With facilities and logistics support, an operation can move forward and focus on mission-critical work.

 

Facilities and Logistics Support

 

Hardware and Software Supplies

 

The latest hardware and software are essential. They promote productivity and efficiency, ensuring that your operation is not held back by physical limitations. We work with the leaders of the modern IT infrastructure industry to bring you a definitive network of hardware and software suppliers. You can easily acquire the hardware and software equipment you need through our IT network. Additional services we offer include equipment installation, radios and surveillance cameras, and cable and cabling supplies and tools.

 

Inventory Management

 

Managing inventory is a big task that has a big bearing on your operation. Supplies need to be ordered, stored and distributed, all while being tracked on a 24/7 basis. We apply our extensive experience in inventory management to organize your inventory in the most efficient way possible, applying cost-saving techniques and strategic management to get the most out of your inventory. Services offered include warehousing, purchasing, and distribution.

 

facilities and logistics

 

For all of your facilities and logistics needs, trust the experience of DHA. An award-winning management consulting and contracting firm primarily serving federal, civilian and defense agencies, DHA group supports clients’ mission-critical work by delivering expert professional services. Follow us on FacebookLinkedInTwitter and Google+.

 

The Benefits of IT Support from DHA

Friday, October 24th, 2014

 

In today’s business world, comprehensive IT solutions for large-scale operations are a necessity. Modern IT solutions are what enable businesses to remain competitive in the 24/7 world of international business. So how can firms leverage their IT towards this end? Contracting a third-party IT solution for your business gives your IT systems the edge that allows them to drive the growth of your business. Here’s what third-party IT support can do for you.

 

IT Security

 

At no time has the security of your IT been more important than now. Virtual threats are a constant in the digital age, which is why the support of an experience IT team is needed to keep your system safe in the face of these threats. DHA offers ISO, network and physical security, critical infrastructure protection, and risk and vulnerability management to ensure the security of your IT.

 

IT Services

 

IT services cover all of your IT needs. From website development to system administration, from data integration to system validation and verification testing, our comprehensive IT support covers every IT service you may need.

 

Data Hosting

 

Secure hosting of data is essential for any business. Equally as important as security is ease of access to this data. Our turn-key data hosting solutions emphasize both security and ease of access for those with credentials.

 

Telecommunications

 

Communications are another important component of an IT solution. With integrated telecommunications, including Enterprise Blackberry Deployment/Management, and SVTC, your business will always be able to communicate at the highest level.

 

third party IT solution

 

An award-winning management consulting and contracting firm primarily serving federal, civilian and defense agencies, DHA group supports clients’ mission-critical work by delivering expert professional services. Follow us on social media on FacebookLinkedInTwitter or Google+.

 

 

How Can Your Operation Benefit from Third Party IT Support?

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

 

If program and project management are the backbone of an operation, then IT is its nervous system. The complex infrastructure of an IT program requires innovative solutions to keep it going. Scalability, efficacy, and efficiency are all vital to the success of an IT program.

 

All operations recognize the importance of a comprehensive IT solution. However, not all operations have the necessary resources to achieve this goal. This is where a third party vendor solution comes in. Third party IT support is designed to help your organization reach its IT goals without losing sight of the main goal. By allowing a third party vendor to take over some or all of your IT operations, you can refocus on the big picture and important tasks. DHA offers third party IT support in the following areas.

 

IT Security

 

Data breaches, data leaks, hacking, viruses, vulnerabilities. It’s not hard to find a story these days about a successful breach of a large corporate IT operation. It is absolutely critical that your IT be protected from outside attacks. DHA covers your IT assets with ISO, network and physical security, critical infrastructure protection, and risk and vulnerability management to ensure you’re always protected.

 

IT Services

 

Under the umbrella of IT are a litany of essential services. DHA understands how to integrate our expertise with your program to deliver results. From system administration and help desk support to website development, data integration and infrastructure, we offer a comprehensive approach to IT that leaves no stone unturned.

 

Data Hosting

 

With the large data storage requirements of many organizations comes the need for an effective and efficient data store solution. Our turnkey hosting solutions offer the best of both worlds: safe, protected and reliable storage that is accessible wherever and whenever it is needed.

 

Telecommunications

 

The ability for an organization to communication both within and without itself enables it to succeed. Our enterprise BlackBerry Deployment/Management and SCTV telecommunications solutions ensure that you’re always in touch.

 

third party IT solution

 

To learn more about our third party IT solutions, contact DHA Group today. An award-winning management consulting and contracting firm primarily serving federal, civilian and defense agencies, DHA group supports clients’ mission-critical work by delivering expert professional services. Follow us on social media on FacebookLinkedInTwitter or Google+.