When it comes to security, not all cloud providers are equal

All federal government agencies, including the DoD, have been required to adhere to certain compliance requirements. These requirements are meant to inject consistency and confidence in the security of a cloud provider solution. And security is top of mind for…

Cloud security starts with employee training

This article was authored by Anuradha Nandan of ExitCertified and originally published on the Tech Data Blog. Click HERE to read the original article in its entirety. According to a study commissioned by the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, roughly half…

More scalable AND secure –Brian Schoepfle of AWS on the security benefits of government cloud initiatives

In 2011, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy, also known as “Cloud First.” The purpose of Cloud First was to mandate the Federal Government’s transition to the cloud, which would facilitate the modernization…

Finding a cure for cyberattacks against the healthcare industry

This article originally appeared on the NETSCOUT blog. To read the original in its entirety, click HERE. The most recent NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report has found that vital pandemic industries, such as healthcare, experienced increased attention from malicious actors, while the global Lazarus…

State and local governments and education powered by the cloud

The AWS Cloud helps provide citizens with easy online access to real-time information;works to ensure the justice system is available across multiple digital platforms; innovatesin healthcare for new technology resources to find better solutions; drives efficiency intransportation even under duress;…

Why machine learning is the right approach for securing multi-platform data environments

The cloud’s scalability, flexibility, and cost savings have federal government agencies replacing some traditional, physical data center infrastructure with cloud services. This also led to the federal “Cloud First” mandate which required agencies to consider available cloud solutions before building…

IoT, BYOD and clouds contribute to IT complexity and asset management concerns

While it may seem like decades that we’ve been talking about the security concerns of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), cloud implementations, and now the Internet of Things (IoT), a recent eBook authored by analyst firm, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG),…

Zero Trust: Buzzword or hack-buster?

Trust but verify: a Russian proverb Ronald Reagan often used to characterize U.S.-Russia relations, especially regarding nuclear weapons. The Internet has made it clear that the “trust” part of the proverb may not work so well. Today, we may have…

System and asset management in the age of IoT

Asset management can be a massive challenge for government agencies. Many government agencies – particularly large agencies – face enormous obstacles when creating inventories of the software and hardware under their purview. The difficulty is understandable: I know of one…

Why leadership is essential for government cybersecurity – a Q&A with ICIT

The federal government is facing a confluence of factors that make defending their networks increasingly difficult at a time when the number and sophistication of the malicious actors attacking them is only increasing. That’s what we heard when we recently…