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3 ways data optimization can enhance your federal agency’s data backups

As federal government agencies are increasingly under pressure to back up and recover data quickly, accurately and within budget, data growth in the cloud continues to make backup and recovery increasingly complex. Backing up all your data is a challenge…

Federal data backups (Part 2) – How government agencies can build, document, and test their backup and recovery strategies

Last time on the GovCyberHub, we explored the first four steps of our seven-step guide that your government agency can use to inform your organization’s data backup strategy, going over how to effectively evaluate and assess your data, risks, goals,…

Data backup strategies (Part 1) – An essential step-by-step guide for federal government agencies

A data backup strategy is intended to help ensure your government agency is prepared in case of a severe outage or disaster. Floods, fires, blackouts, malware, cyberattacks and natural disasters are the ones that worry IT administrators most, but what…

5 ways federal government agencies can reduce risk from attack vectors

A data breach can be a catastrophic event for any federal government agency. One way to help curb potential exploits is to get a handle on potential attack vectors. An attack vector is the combination of a bad actor’s intentions…

3 ways SAP monitoring solutions are boosting mission success for government agencies

For most government agencies, SAP® applications are mission critical. Yet, SAP performance management is still notoriously complicated and unreliable. That’s why it’s critical for agencies’ IT teams to prioritize the monitoring of the SAP landscape with solutions that will not…

How federal government agencies are avoiding the pitfalls of cloud migration

This article originally appeared on SteelCloud’s official blog, HERE. It takes a great deal of planning to avoid the pitfalls of cloud migration. The pace of innovation, security, and, quite frankly, the technological threat is quickening. Updating legacy processes and systems has…

What federal government security architects need to know about zero trust

For the federal government, a zero trust architecture assumes that all traffic on an agency’s internal network is potentially malicious. Consequently, it requires taking measures to: Authenticate all connections Identify all devices, users, applications, and services Ensure that traffic goes…

7 best practices for approaching patch management within government agencies

This article originally appeared on Quest Software’s official blog. Let’s face it, all software eventually has vulnerabilities, it always has and always will. No matter how good developers are at writing software, there will inevitably be mistakes, and there will…

7 endpoint security best practices for federal government agencies

This article originally appeared on Quest Software’s official blog. Endpoints are always the entry point for data breaches. Given the impact a breach can have on federal government agencies, applying best practices for endpoint security is of paramount importance. The…

How immutable backups are protecting the federal government from ransomware attacks

This article originally appeared on Quest Software’s official blog. Immutable backups play an increasingly important role in helping federal government agencies protect themselves from the catastrophic impact of ransomware. Agencies and the data they produce are continually changing, so your…