How Government IT Can Plan for DDoS Attacks in 2022 and Beyond

Richard Hummel, ASERT Threat Research Lead at NETSCOUT, recently joined GovCyberHub to detail some of the topline messages from the NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report and shared how DDoS attacks have evolved over the second half of 2021. During our conversation, he described…

The Continuing Evolution of Cybercriminal Enterprises and the Future of Cybersecurity

The latest NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report is here and it seems that cybercriminals were busy in the second half of 2021. From new applications of old attacks to the continuing evolution of cybercriminal enterprises, there is a lot to dive…

A New Global Pandemic – Threat Intelligence Report Shows Massive Uptick in DDoS Attacks

NETSCOUT recently released its semi-annual Threat Intelligence Report with deep insights into the notably distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) and cyber activity during the second half of 2021. The report contains troves of valuable information about the ongoing threat posed to organizations…

Two Ways State and Local Governments Can Use Federal Cybersecurity Funding

State Chief Information Officers (CIOs) are looking towards an uncertain future. The rising importance of hybrid work has created in equal parts tremendous opportunity and significant challenges. This upheaval has made many state and local governments prioritize creating an adequate…

Quest’s Chris Roberts Shares Four Tenets for Securing Government Networks in 2022

Experts anticipate that cybersecurity will be just as large of a challenge and a priority for government networks in 2022 as it was last year. Ultimately, as government agencies have embraced digital transformation initiatives that have fundamentally altered how they…

Happy Holidays from the GovCybersecurityHub

When the calendars rolled over from 2020 to 2021, many Americans breathed a sigh of relief, anxious that a new year would spell the end of many of the large problems plaguing our country. Unfortunately, things didn’t really turn out…

Five ways to spot a phishing attack

Phishing has existed for almost two decades – and for very good reason. Everyone can be targeted by it. It’s still just as effective as ever. And there’s really no way for surefire way for security professionals to keep every…

With a zero trust framework, federal agencies can block hackers at every turn

According to Quest Software, there are two types of government agencies: those that have been breached and those that are going to be breached. Modern hackers are easily bypassing traditional network protections used by today’s federal agencies. They use tactics…

Federal Zero Trust: Agencies have questions, Quest and DLT have answers

In the last few years, there has been a dramatic increase in both the number and sophistication levels of cyberattacks against federal agencies. And with a record number of federal employees relying on remote work technologies, agency network perimeters are…

Three HWAM practices for building a successful CDM program

The DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program is a comprehensive, risk-based security approach that enables federal agencies to quickly address threats in their environment. The CDM Program provides a dynamic approach for strengthening government networks and systems by delivering cybersecurity tools,…