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.

COVID-19 Sparked a Global DDoS Crisis in the First Half of 2020

At this point, everyone is well aware of the global health risks of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. So far, more than 1 million people have been killed by the virus around the world, and almost 37 million have been infected…

Are government networks secure against cyber threats in 2020?

Last month was National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which cyber professionals, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) claim is an opportunity to, “…raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across our Nation, ensuring…

Why AppSec is Essential for Today’s Software-Enabled Government

Software flaws remain some of the most exploited vulnerabilities by hackers and malicious actors. In fact, Forrester reports that vulnerable software and applications are the top cause of data breaches. Today, software is playing an increasingly mission-critical role across the…

Understanding the Impact of Election Interference Campaigns This Election Day

Today is Election Day here in the U.S. when American citizens will choose who will lead the country during the next four years. And it’s safe to say that this is an Election Day unlike any others in history. The…

Civil Unrest, Pandemics and DDoS Attacks – Why This Cybersecurity Awareness Month is Unlike Any Other

To say that 2020 has been unique would be an understatement. It’s doubtful that any American will be reticent to turn the page on 2020 come this New Year’s Eve. The past year has seen the country mired in a…

What’s New and Different This Cybersecurity Awareness Month?

Each October, IT and cybersecurity professionals recognize Cybersecurity Awareness Month, as an opportunity to, “…raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across our nation, ensuring that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.”…

FDSIPs – protecting mission-critical networks at the tip of the spear

We’ve grown accustomed to the benefits and capabilities of having a powerful computer in our pockets. We’re increasingly dependent on devices that can interconnect and be controlled remotely. We’ve even begun to take the ability to communicate via text, voice,…

IoT, BYOD and clouds contribute to IT complexity and asset management concerns

While it may seem like decades that we’ve been talking about the security concerns of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), cloud implementations, and now the Internet of Things (IoT), a recent eBook authored by analyst firm, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG),…

The CMMC and continuous monitoring – is it a good idea?

In April of this year, the CMMC advisory board issued an interesting RFP that caught a few off guard and raised a lot of questions among the defense industrial base (DIB). That RFP involved the creation of a continuous monitoring…

CIO of the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office on the importance of executive buy-in to cyber initiatives

When we think about the types of companies and organizations that are often targets of cyberattacks, we tend to think about the companies with something that e-criminals want. These are crimes being perpetrated by criminals, after all. They wouldn’t take…