Kevin Tierney
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Kevin Tierney is the Executive Editor for GovCyberHub. Having worked on both sides of the Public IT Sector, Kevin provides a unique perspective on the latest issues facing the industry, and on the future of zero trust, data privacy, and general cybersecurity trends.

9 Steps to make cybersecurity everyone’s duty this CSAM according to CrowdStrike

As Cybersecurity Awareness month continues on, many around the industry are reviewing many of the best practices that have helped safeguard government agencies as they have adapted to modern threats. Information security professionals have had to address a number of…

Triple Extortion Ransomware: How Agencies Can Protect Themselves

In our previous article on the GovCyberHub, we sat down with Richard Hummel, NETSCOUT’s ASERT Threat Research Lead, to discuss the evolution of cyberattacks from traditional single vectors to the increasingly pervasive triple extortion ransomware. Combining the elements of ransomware,…

An Introduction to Triple Extortion Ransomware with NETSCOUT’s Richard Hummel

Richard Hummel, NETSCOUT’s ASERT Threat Research Lead, understands what is at stake when an organization is the victim of a ransomware attack. “I’ve got a long history of helping customers deal with ransomware, and now DDoS as well.” Hummel, who…

Three COVID Network Visibility Challenges and How to Solve Them

Over the past year, many organizations have worked hard to embrace digital transformation and have done so with both remarkable speed and efficiency. It should be noted that these efforts were in process long before the current pandemic, but COVID-19…

Kaseya Cyberattack: A preview of things to come?

On July 4th, 2021, a cyberattack occurred that made use of a zero-day vulnerability present in Kaseya software to gain access to a multitude of desktops. The ransomware attack demonstrated a number of new and innovative exploits that are deeply…

Could the Kaseya ransomware attack have been prevented? A Q&A with Chris Roberts of Quest

July 4th, typically a day of celebration full of good drinks, foods, and friends, was marred this year by a successful ransomware attack that utilized Kaseya software as an attack vector. The attack, perpetrated by REvil, targeted managed service providers…

IBM’s Jason Keenaghan on the rising importance of zero trust cybersecurity

In a year full of high-profile cyberattacks, it should come as no surprise that the zero trust cybersecurity approach has become the standard across both the private and public sectors. The recent cybersecurity-focused executive order from the Biden Administration expressly…