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…

7 ways the federal government can overcome cloud migration challenges

This article originally appeared on Quest Software’s official blog, HERE. Cloud migration challenges — capacity, throughput, performance and above all security — confront everyone in federal government agencies from leaders and managers to users. Digital transformation has been well documented…

How automating CIS compliance strengthens federal data security

This article originally appeared on SteelCloud’s official blog, HERE. As malicious cyber actors’ methods and tactics continue to increase in sophistication and effectiveness, having your company achieve certain cybersecurity compliance standards has become more important than ever. It protects your…

Quest’s Chris Roberts on the current state of federal zero trust

It has been more than two years since President Biden released his Executive Order (EO) on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity. Paramount to this EO was the directive for federal agencies to move towards adopting and implementing zero trust cybersecurity architectures.…

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…

Bridging the Database Skills Gap in Hybrid IT with Foglight®

As state and local governments’ hybrid, IT environments continue to grow and become more complex, is there a database skills gap that is growing alongside them? According to a survey of database professionals conducted by Unisphere Research in 2020, 84%…

DBAs, Data Owners, and the Security Team—Distinguishing the Key Players Who Keep SLED Data Safe

In a previous article on the GovCyberHub, we were joined by Amit Parikh, an Information Management Senior Consultant at Quest Software, who discussed the new reality facing state and local government Database Administrators (DBAs) and explained how advanced workload analytics…

Why Digital Transformation is Good for Constituents, but Bad for DBAs

The day-to-day of a database administrator (DBA) working for a state, local, or municipal government or agency has changed significantly in the past few years. The digital transformation initiatives that became incredibly pervasive in the days following the start of…

5 common risks to successful cloud migration and data diversity strategies

State and local government agencies are changing fast to keep up with today’s constituent demands. A critical component to keeping pace with these demands is the adoption of new technologies, processes and solutions that are being driven by digital transformation.…

Accelerate Database Efficiency with SQL Performance Investigator (PI)

According to recent surveys, DBAs spend about 60-70 percent of their workdays troubleshooting issues. And while resolving performance issues is critical, investigating problems after they’ve affected systems and end users is a time- and resource-intensive approach. But what if you…