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Why increased cyber vigilance is needed within the education sector – a Q&A with Otavio Freire

Cybersecurity attacks are on the rise across all spectrums of society, including institutions of higher education. Malware, ransomware, and spear-phishing attacks against universities and colleges have increased, especially since the move to remote learning has become a necessity. Increased vigilance…

“Some Things Haven’t Changed” – Chris Wilkinson discusses the difficult task of defending government networks

Just last month, the Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, announced that his country was facing a massive cyberattack that was impacting, “Australian organizations across a range of sectors, including all levels of government, industry, political organizations, education, health, essential…

How the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell Works to Protects Against a “Cyber 9-11”

Increasingly sophisticated malicious actors can use a growing number of vectors to attack a government’s network infrastructure, and because governments, like organizations of all kinds, are more reliant on the network than ever, the prospect of a disruptive, and even…

Ohio Chief Information Officer Highlights Challenges for State Cybersecurity

All governments, be they at the federal, state, or local level, need to invest in a cybersecurity infrastructure that is vigilantly monitored and maintained.  Part of the reason is that governments of all sizes need to deal with motives and…

Former FBI Executive Assistant Director Shawn Henry on the Expanding Threat Environment in Government Cybersecurity

As more devices become network-enabled, the number of vectors that malicious actors can use to gain access to sensitive information have increased tremendously. And as storage has become increasingly commoditized, the amount of information and data that government agencies keep…

The role of AI in battling opportunistic malware and ransomware attacks

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in our country may be dominating the headlines, but it’s not the only threat that government agencies need to be worried about. While the nation’s attention remains focused on the coronavirus, an old foe is lurking…

31,000 potential targets – OU’s CISO describes the herculean task of protecting university networks

With an enrollment of approximately 31,000 young people – all raised on new technologies and clearly digital natives – you would think that a large university like the University of Oklahoma (OU) would have no problem keeping its networks and…

General Dynamics – Ordnance and Tactical Systems CISO Talks Best Cyber Practices in Defense Industrial Base

The movement towards remote work and digital tools over the past few months has resulted in a massive change in the amount of data flowing over networks and has drastically increased the importance of advanced IT tools and capabilities across…

Unique Government Cybersecurity Challenges and How to Solve Them

When a government entity sets its cybersecurity policy, it faces challenges that the private sector need not worry about.  “Your typical public sector CISO is as capable as their private sector counterparts,” says Rob Sheldon, CrowdStrike’s Head of Technology Strategy,…

The 3 types of DDoS attacks being launched at your VPN

As we’ve discussed previously on the GovSecurityHub, the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting stay-at-home orders have resulted in more people working from home. This has led to a drastic increase in corporate VPN use over the past…