Ryan Schradin
Ryan Schradin
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A communications expert and journalist with over a decade of experience, Ryan has edited and contributed to multiple popular online trade publications focused on the security, satellite, unified communications and network infrastructure industries. He serves as a contributing writer for the Gov Cyber Hub. In addition to his work with the Hub, he serves as the Executive Editor of the Government Satellite Report and the Insurance Technology Insider (ITI) online publications. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking across the great state of Virginia with his wife, Sarah, and their rescue pup, Brooklyn the Adventure Dog, who is 13lbs of pure furry fury.

The role and impact of SMBs in DoD cybersecurity

Last month, the GovCyberHub sat down with Parham Eftekhari, the Executive Director of the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT), to talk about the key trends and topics of discussion at the organization’s 2019 Fall Briefing. During that discussion, Mr.…

Why schools are getting an “F” in cybersecurity

Right before the holiday season, California’s Tulare Joint Union High School District received a very unwelcome gift – a cyberattack. The attack, which was coined, “very bad and complicated,” by the district’s assistant superintendent, Lucy VanScyoc, in an emailed statement…

Breakout Time and the 1-10-60 rule – the key to saving $4 million

Practically every cybersecurity and IT professional recognizes that it’s not a matter of “if” their organization will be the victim of a cyberattack or breach, it’s “when.” And that’s not surprising considering there were almost 4,000 reported data breaches in…

Why leadership is essential for government cybersecurity – a Q&A with ICIT

The federal government is facing a confluence of factors that make defending their networks increasingly difficult at a time when the number and sophistication of the malicious actors attacking them is only increasing. That’s what we heard when we recently…

Mid-Year OverWatch Report finds ransomware and phishing on the rise in 2019

In a trend that many that have been watching the news may not find a surprise, in the first half of 2019, ransomware attacks and phishing attempts are continuing the rise in popularity that they enjoyed in 2018. Much of…

Practice makes perfect – honing incident response skills

Practice makes perfect. It’s a cliché for a reason, because it’s very true. The more you work at a particular skill or task, the better and more proficient that you become at it. Unfortunately for the cyberwarriors that are tasked…

Easy targets? Why healthcare and government ransomware attacks are on the rise

Earlier this month it was reported that an Alabama-based health system had fallen prey to a ransomware attack. The healthcare organization, DCH Health System, was ultimately forced to pay off malicious actors that perpetuated an attack that drastically impacted business…

Can Analytics Help the Military Better Plan for Cyberattacks?

According to a recent report by Booz Allen Hamilton, The sheer complexity of military systems, the numerous interconnections between systems and missions, and the siloed nature of military organizations makes it difficult for the senior military leaders to quickly and…

With cloud migration rampant, it’s time to take cloud security seriously

There’s good reason why the cloud migrations are among the top priorities for government CIOs and IT departments today. The benefits of the cloud are numerous and impossible to ignore. The cloud gives the government increased scalability and flexibility in…

Military Struggles to Identify Full Impact of Potential Cyber Attacks

Today’s weapon systems used by our warfighters against our largest adversaries are increasingly network-enabled. Unfortunately, the network-centric nature of these systems opens them up for cyberattack – making it possible for our adversaries to deny our military’s weapon systems when…