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.

How the Defense Industrial Base Can Prepare for CMMC Level 2+

The Defense Industrial Base (DIB), – the organizations that make up the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) supply chain, is massive – comprised of hundreds of thousands of government contractors. With these organizations providing essential products, tools, and applications to…

How Azure Government delivers emerging cloud capabilities at a classified level

When a new cybersecurity, database management, or cloud solution debuts on the commercial market, there is almost always a lengthy waiting period before the technology trickles down into the hands of federal government agencies. Due to the government’s significantly heightened…

DBAs, Data Owners, and the Security Team—Distinguishing the Key Players Who Keep SLED Data Safe

In a previous article on the GovCyberHub, we were joined by Amit Parikh, an Information Management Senior Consultant at Quest Software, who discussed the new reality facing state and local government Database Administrators (DBAs) and explained how advanced workload analytics…

Microsoft’s Federal Security CTO on the impact of OMB’s zero trust strategy

Last January, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released M-22-09, a memorandum that set forth the federal government strategy on zero trust adoption, in an effort to reinforce the security and protection of government agencies’ critical systems, networks, and…

Why a zero trust framework is the most effective at securing federal agency networks

As malicious cyber actors continue to improve and refine their techniques of penetrating and exploiting vulnerabilities in federal government agency networks, the single verification cybersecurity models that agencies have historically implemented are no longer capable of preventing breaches and attacks.…

New Year, New Breaches—Three modern identity attacks insights to know going into 2022

The beginning of a New Year is always a strangely quiet time for government agencies. The holidays have just ended, agency employees are slowly trickling back into work and settling back into their home offices, to sign in and begin…

Four necessary considerations for securing cloud-based government IT

Government IT is unique from enterprise IT in many varied and distinct ways, however, one that transcends both the public and private sectors is the need to balance money in with money out. When looking towards a future with more…

Quest’s Chris Robert unpacks the 2021 cybersecurity landscape and discusses what to expect in 2022

Last month, the worldwide IT community recognized and celebrated Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a time where cyber professionals from around the globe reflected on the cybersecurity landscape from the past year and explored how to make online ecosystems more safe and…

Dr. Andreas Weigend to give “data dilemma” keynote address at Quest EMPOWER 2021

As federal government agencies become more innovative with their data, it is critical that they have comprehensive knowledge of the latest trends, best practices, and technologies for their data systems. That is why Quest is holding its first annual Quest…

With a zero trust framework, federal agencies can block hackers at every turn

According to Quest Software, there are two types of government agencies: those that have been breached and those that are going to be breached. Modern hackers are easily bypassing traditional network protections used by today’s federal agencies. They use tactics…