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,…

2020 broke DDoS attack records and 2021 is on track to break even more

Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic forced federal government agencies and military organizations to fundamentally shift how they operate. As the COVID-19 pandemic reached our shores and began spreading, federal civilian and military organizations were forced to rush to embrace VPNs,…

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…

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,…

The impact of the IIoT on the cybersecurity of critical infrastructure

The movement towards connected and cloud-enabled IoT devices has opened the door to many benefits and conveniences. Anyone that has turned up their heat without getting up off of their couch (and out from under a toasty blanket) will certainly…

The robot army is here – the impact of the IoT on DDoS attacks

The Terminator movies series may have jumped the shark with multiple ill-conceived sequels after the nearly flawless second movie, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, but for a sci-fi concept it actually wasn’t so far-fetched or futuristic. There really is a robot…

Commercial and industrial equipment – the overlooked government network vulnerability

When we think about or discuss the cyber threats facing government organizations and the United States military, we think about direct attacks on agency network infrastructure, ransomware attacks against schools or local governments, insider threats from malicious actors within the…

Three key DDoS findings from the NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report

While the seemingly increasing rash of ransomware attacks impacting government organizations and entities has dominated much of the news cycle, there is another threat that is less trendy but equally harmful to government organizations. That threat is the Distributed Denial…

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.…

Mobile devices – convenience, security risk or both?

Cell phones, tablets, wearables and other mobile devices dominate our lives. I personally bring my trusty iPad to everywhere, and, like everyone else, have my phone with me at all times. The biggest attack surface for any enterprise, then, may…