NEWS: DOI grants OTECH $249k for Network Monitoring Tools Project
July 6, 2018
Hagåtña – The United States Department of Interior (US DOI) granted $249,010 towards the Office of Technology’s (OTECH) Network Monitoring Tools Project.
“I am thankful and pleased with the Department of Interior’s grant award of OTECH’s proposal for Network Monitoring Tools. The funding will greatly assist OTECH with cyber security and maintenance of GovGuam’s cyber infrastructure,” said Chief Technology Officer Frank L.G. Lujan, Jr.
What is network monitoring? As simply defined, it is the use of a system that constantly monitors a computer network for slow or failing components. It also notifies the network administrator in case of outages or other trouble such as cyber-security threats.
The cyber-security threats are real as we could see from back in April 2018 when some GovGuam agency websites were hacked. Although the websites were restored, the threats could have been detected early on with the use of the network monitoring tools.
“With cyber security attacks continually increasing in frequency and destructive capacity, it is imperative that OTECH assures due diligence in the protection of GovGuam’s cyber infrastructure. Additionally, with GovGuam’s limited human resources, OTECH must be in the forefront of applying technology solutions to the challenge of doing more with less,” Lujan added.

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