David Presgraves
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David Presgraves is a Staff Writer for GovCybersecurityHub, in addition to several other online publications dedicated to defense, military, and federal government agency technologies.

Adapting Federal IT: Insights from 2023, Roadmap for 2024

The holiday season is officially over and the New Year has been ushered in, which means government IT departments are preparing their networks for a slew of federal cybersecurity mandates that must be met in 2024. But as they do…

Log Management – How federal agencies can implement M-21-31 requirements

For federal agencies, monitoring for atypical IT events and having visibility across system infrastructures are critical capabilities to have when determining if cyber breaches are occurring on government networks. In 2021, the White House released memorandum M-21-31, which provided guidance…

Federal Data Strategy — Overcoming Culture and Budgetary Challenges

In our previous article on the GovCyberHub, TD SYNNEX Public Sector’s Chief Data Scientist, Sherry Bennett, PhD, and Quest Public Sector’s Director of Federal Sales Engineering, Chris Roberts, came together to discuss the different components of the Federal Data Strategy…

The Federal Data Strategy — What civilian agencies need to know

Federal civilian agencies are increasingly turning to technology to achieve their missions and improve constituent services. This makes working with accurate and well-managed data critical for driving decision making. But up until just a few years ago, most government agencies…

IBM Security on Zero Trust, AI, and Automation as Security Force Multipliers

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations across all sectors experienced a surge in the number of endpoints connecting to their networks. In 2020, when companies, educational institutions, and government agencies were forced to operate remotely, endpoint connections represented…

CIS controls and automation—Why they are better together

For federal government agencies, it is not only a priority but a mandated requirement that the contractors and vendors they do business with have hardened cybersecurity compliance controls that secure their networks and protect the data and information they house.…

SteelCloud’s Brian Hajost on how federal agencies can effectively secure their software supply chains

As federal government agencies and the military continue to build upon the modernization efforts they’ve made across their workflows and services, it is critical that they carefully consider the cyber risks that each newly acquired application and piece of software…

Quest’s Chris Roberts on how federal agencies can bridge the skills gap between legacy Active Directory and Azure

It is a well-known fact that the majority of federal government agencies utilize on-premise Active Directory (AD) as the primary directory service for their IT infrastructures. But with the federal government encouraging agencies to follow aspirational federal IT initiatives like…

Quest’s Chris Roberts on the current state of federal zero trust

It has been more than two years since President Biden released his Executive Order (EO) on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity. Paramount to this EO was the directive for federal agencies to move towards adopting and implementing zero trust cybersecurity architectures.…

Active Directory Management (Part 2) – How automated and enhanced AD management tools sharpen federal cybersecurity

In our last article, the GovCyberHub sat down with Eric Weiss, Sr. Technology Executive at Quest Software Public Sector, Inc., to examine the current state of federal agencies’ Active Directory environments. This week, Eric returns to take a deep dive…