Quest’s Chris Roberts on how federal agencies can bridge the skills gap between legacy Active Directory and Azure

It is a well-known fact that the majority of federal government agencies utilize on-premise Active Directory (AD) as the primary directory service for their IT infrastructures. But with the federal government encouraging agencies to follow aspirational federal IT initiatives like…

Active Directory Management (Part 2) – How automated and enhanced AD management tools sharpen federal cybersecurity

In our last article, the GovCyberHub sat down with Eric Weiss, Sr. Technology Executive at Quest Software Public Sector, Inc., to examine the current state of federal agencies’ Active Directory environments. This week, Eric returns to take a deep dive…

Active Directory Management (Part 1) – Quest’s Senior Technology Executive examines the current state of federal agencies’ AD environments

It’s hard to believe that it has been 23 years since Microsoft’s Active Directory (AD) was released. Since its debut as a part of Windows 2000 Server, AD has gone through many evolutions and iterations to become the complex platform…

How cyber hackers are leveraging Group Policy infrastructures to penetrate federal networks

When the average federal employee logs into their workstation at the beginning of the day, it’s more than likely they are unaware of the thousands of unseen configurations and network controls that power their IT infrastructure. Some portions of the…

4 ways agencies can protect themselves from cyber attacks in Microsoft directory services

As technology has evolved, so has the adoption and use of next-generation cloud platforms. Over the years, federal government agencies have adopted a multitude of cloud platforms to facilitate  more efficient workflows and to create a more secure environment for…

How the NIST Framework sets out to protect federal agencies’ AD environments

February 2021 was a moment in time where federal agencies were knee deep in modernizing their IT infrastructures to accommodate the digitized new normal of their processes, workflows, and services. But while the federal government was busy digitally transforming their…

Emerging threats against workload identities in Azure AD and what federal agencies should do about it

Throughout the last decade, identity theft has become a gold mine for cybercriminals, due to vulnerabilities that accompany all of the emerging technologies that organizations and individuals use in everyday life. Many people are already aware that theft is a…

How multi-factor authentication is bolstering federal agencies’ cybersecurity postures

As threats to password security have increased in recent years, multi-factor authentication (MFA) has rapidly gained popularity as a method for increasing the assurance of authentication for federal government networks and applications. MFA is important, as it hardens the cybersecurity…