e-Crime takes over cyber intrusions in 2020

2020 has presented a host of difficulties from the ongoing pandemic, to hurricanes, to an intense wildfire season. But natural disasters and pandemics weren’t the only threats to government organizations this year – a very real man-made threat also increased…

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…

Five Steps to Take for Safer Government Networks This Cybersecurity Awareness Month

In our last article on the GovCyberHub, we featured part one of our two-part Cybersecurity Awareness Month-focused conversation with Tina Thorstenson of CrowdStrike. Tina is acutely in-tune with the cyberthreats facing public sector organizations, as she previously served as the…

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.”…

Insider threat detection requires nuanced and resilient mitigation

In cybersecurity, threat actors are often viewed as far-removed adversaries looking to exploit our networks or extort our organizations for their own personal gain. But they are not always distant threats. There are also insider threats, which come from our…

Joyce Hunter of ICIT discusses building a better federal cyber workforce

On October 14 and October 15, 2020, top cybersecurity experts will be coming together for the ICIT Fall Briefing 2020. This unique cybersecurity event will be a virtual hands-on collaboration project designed to teach government cybersecurity professionals how to crowdsource…

What your organization needs to know about CMMC

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a new requirement from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). It mandates that DoD contractors obtain third-party certification to ensure appropriate levels of cybersecurity practices are in place to meet “basic cyber hygiene,” as well…

Just how vulnerable is the 2020 election to outside interference?

Editor’s Note: The 2020 election is set, with both tickets identified and candidates preparing to accept their parties’ nominations at their national conventions in the coming weeks. Those national conventions will look and feel very different from years past, when…

Securing school networks in the age of COVID-19

We are in the midst of a dramatic global cultural change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Online education and remote work environments that were once flexible options are now becoming the new normal — and demand is only increasing. Due…