IBM Security on Zero Trust, AI, and Automation as Security Force Multipliers

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations across all sectors experienced a surge in the number of endpoints connecting to their networks. In 2020, when companies, educational institutions, and government agencies were forced to operate remotely, endpoint connections represented…

CIS controls and automation—Why they are better together

For federal government agencies, it is not only a priority but a mandated requirement that the contractors and vendors they do business with have hardened cybersecurity compliance controls that secure their networks and protect the data and information they house.…

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…

Four Automation Targets That Can Help Overcome the Federal Cyber Workforce Shortage

Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, cyberattacks have become increasingly frequent and sophisticated, looking to leverage a changing IT landscape that resulted as government agencies and their IT teams worked to enable the “new normal” of a distributed workforce.…

Improving Cyber Situational Awareness with Compliance Automation

Today’s federal government and military are facing workforce shortages and vacancies in many important positions. However, none of these vacancies are as potentially harmful to the security of our nation as the shortages that exist in our federal cybersecurity workforce.…

Fal.Con for Public Sector 2021: OMB’s CISO on where things stand since cybersecurity EO release

For cybersecurity professionals, 2021 has been a year that’s witnessed decades of fears and worries coming to fruition. The year began with panic, as IT professionals dizzyingly reeled and reacted to the massive SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange Server breaches. In…

Government Digital Transformation and Modernization in Just Three Easy Steps

The need for modernized information technology at government agencies is long-established, but progress toward transformation is often slow-moving. As recently as 2019, the Government Accountability Office found that 10 critical systems at 10 agencies were eight to 51 years old.…