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.

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…

Federal Zero Trust: Agencies have questions, Quest and DLT have answers

In the last few years, there has been a dramatic increase in both the number and sophistication levels of cyberattacks against federal agencies. And with a record number of federal employees relying on remote work technologies, agency network perimeters are…

Fal.Con for Public Sector 2021: OMB’s CISO on where things stand since cybersecurity EO release

For cybersecurity professionals, 2021 has been a year that’s witnessed decades of fears and worries coming to fruition. The year began with panic, as IT professionals dizzyingly reeled and reacted to the massive SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange Server breaches. In…

Why a firewall, alone, won’t protect your network from DDoS attacks

In a recent interview with the GovCyberHub, NETSCOUT’s Richard Hummel spoke about the common misconception that firewalls protect federal government agencies’ networks against DDoS cyberattacks. He explained that, “Firewalls do little to protect against a DDoS attack and are designed…