Dr. Andreas Weigend to give “data dilemma” keynote address at Quest EMPOWER 2021

As federal government agencies become more innovative with their data, it is critical that they have comprehensive knowledge of the latest trends, best practices, and technologies for their data systems. That is why Quest is holding its first annual Quest…

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…

Choosing a Multifactor Authentication Technology

In the early days of computing, authentication was simple: If you wanted to log in to an IT system, you had to enter your username and password. If what you entered matched what the system had stored in its directory,…

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…

Is 2021 the year that government agencies finally focus on data privacy?

A number of recent, high-profile data breaches and cyberattacks on U.S. digital infrastructure, networks, and critical infrastructure have made data privacy top-of-mind for the federal government. In light of recent attacks, including the Solarwinds breach, the Colonial Pipeline breach, and…

Four added benefits of identity and access management

The global, dynamic, and interconnected nature of IT enterprises today – and a proliferation of security threats – require protections that limit the damage attackers can do once they’re inside the agency firewall. Knowing that cybersecurity threats are only increasing…

Security as Code — a faster, safer approach to AppSec

Right in the middle of the holiday season, as much of the world was preparing to take some deserved time off to celebrate with their families and bid 2020 a less-than-fond farewell, some terrible news broke involving a number of…

Nation-state attack on government validates concerns about AppSec and supply chain security

One of the top trends that we witnessed covering government and military cybersecurity in 2020 – aside from the massive upswing in threats that accompanied the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – was a renewed and increased focus on securing the supply…

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…

Is the Twitter hack even worse than we think?

What do Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Kanye and Kim Kardashian West and Warren Buffett all have in common? According to the New York Times and CNN, they were all victims of last week’s Twitter…