Virtual Security: Cloud-based and Managed Security Services

Screen Shot 2016-05-06 at 7.06.31 PMMost security solutions — from traditional tools such as firewalls to emerging solutions such as Big Data security analytics — are available as premise-based software applications or network-attached appliances, a cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS), managed service or part of a complete managed security services (MSS) package

Predictive Analytics and Medicaid Program Integrity

optum pi_FotorPublic benefits programs such as Medicaid are multidimensional, complex and continuously evolving. Because of concerns about program size, growth, diversity and adequacy of fiscal oversight, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) first designated Medicaid at high risk for fraud, waste and abuse in 2003, and it remains a high-risk program 12 years later. In fiscal year 2014, Medicaid distributed $508 billion, of which state governments shouldered $204 billion. With an overall improper payment rate of 6.7 percent, Medicaid lost more than $34 billion — and states bore the burden for about half that amount.

Security in an All-IP World

Screen Shot 2015-11-01 at 8.27.20 AM copyAs the migration to IP networks picks up steam, the lines between multiple networks are beginning to blur. With all-IP networks as the foundation for consolidated data, voice and video services, governments can experience the benefits of consolidated telecommunications networks, including productivity-enhancing voice services, lower operational costs, ease of use and simplified management.

Cybersecurity as risk management

Screen Shot 2015-10-28 at 11.39.21 AM copyElected officials have a unique role in government cybersecurity efforts and are held accountable for protecting critical government resources and data. Too often, elected officials fail to prioritize cybersecurity until after a breach — when it’s too late. Such failure to properly plan for and provide adequate cybersecurity resources can result in the exposure of large numbers of constituent records, which can damage the livelihoods of citizens and businesses, cost millions of dollars in unplanned expenses, spawn lawsuits and erode public trust. The loss of reputation and public trust is immeasurable, especially for government organizations