What federal agencies need to know about continuous data protection

Continuous data protection has emerged as a form of data protection for federal government agencies that picks up where legacy backup approaches leave off. For decades, the standard of care in protecting federal data has been to run full scheduled…

9 insider threats that are impacting endpoint security

This article originally appeared on Quest Software’s official blog, HERE. Insider threats take several forms for federal government agencies. In a classic scenario, highly privileged contractors install spyware that exfiltrates sensitive data to them long after their project is complete.…

12 data governance tips that every federal agency should keep in mind

Data governance best practices ensure that your federal agency’s data is being created, collected, stored, and accessed by the right people for the right purpose. Which processes have you put in place to manage access, availability, usability, quality and security?…

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…

Modern strategies federal agencies can take for endpoint management and the migration to cloud

When COVID-19 reached American shores, most of the federal government agencies moved their processes and procedures online, accelerating a digital transformation that has been underway for decades. While the pandemic demonstrated the tremendous potential digital transformation presents to federal government…

How immutable backups are protecting the federal government from ransomware attacks

This article originally appeared on Quest Software’s official blog. Immutable backups play an increasingly important role in helping federal government agencies protect themselves from the catastrophic impact of ransomware. Agencies and the data they produce are continually changing, so your…

How federal agencies can protect themselves from Active Directory attack paths

At the forefront of almost all of today’s cybersecurity discussions within federal government agencies are attack paths. But what are attack paths, and what makes Active Directory particularly vulnerable to them? And what can government agencies do to protect themselves?…

How Azure Government delivers emerging cloud capabilities at a classified level

When a new cybersecurity, database management, or cloud solution debuts on the commercial market, there is almost always a lengthy waiting period before the technology trickles down into the hands of federal government agencies. Due to the government’s significantly heightened…

How DoD organizations can get a handle on zero trust

As the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) continues to transition and adopt zero trust cybersecurity frameworks for its IT networks and infrastructure, the Department is also urging all of its disparate agencies and organizations to follow suit. But before DoD…

4 key ways to securing federal government networks

For the federal government, truly securing its IT infrastructures, networks, and systems requires embracing modern, cybersecurity frameworks and dogmas in a big way. One security architecture that government agencies are being strongly encouraged to adopt is zero trust. Zero trust…