Throwback Thursday: The Politics of Anti-Virus

Posted by   Helen Martin on   Nov 10, 2016

The United States has a new president-elect, and now both the citizens of the US and the rest of the world wait with bated breath to find out what changes the Trump presidency will bring. In his campaigning, President-Elect Trump made a number of references to cybersecurity, promising that he would make cybersecurity a top priority, and promising to develop cyber weapons.

What comes of those pledges remains to be seen, but one thing is certain: there will be a team of hard-working, dedicated individuals working behind the scenes to protect the computer systems of Federal government agencies, as there have been for years.

Back in 1999, VB published a report describing a day in the life of the Affiliated Computer Services Government Solutions Group (ACS GSG) - the group responsible for providing full service computer support to US Federal government agencies across the United States.

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In the report, David Ensign described the typical daily activity of the ACS GSG, its reporting mechanisms, as well as the organization's recipe for virus protection.

Read the report here in HTML-format, or downloaded here as a PDF.

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