How the Defense Industrial Base Can Prepare for CMMC Level 2+

The Defense Industrial Base (DIB), – the organizations that make up the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) supply chain, is massive – comprised of hundreds of thousands of government contractors. With these organizations providing essential products, tools, and applications to…

The Early Bird Gets the Worm, When It Comes to CMMC and the DIB

This article originally appeared on SteelCloud’s official blog site. The Department of Defense’s CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) program has undergone multiple changes, revisions, updates, and organizational shifts over the last two and a half years. As a result, DoD…

Why a zero trust framework is the most effective at securing federal agency networks

As malicious cyber actors continue to improve and refine their techniques of penetrating and exploiting vulnerabilities in federal government agency networks, the single verification cybersecurity models that agencies have historically implemented are no longer capable of preventing breaches and attacks.…

How the U.S. Department of the Navy is Approaching Zero Trust

This article originally appeared on the DLT Solutions official blog and can be found here. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are grappling with the multi-headed hydra that is cybersecurity. At the Department of Navy (DON) IT Conference 2022, the…

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.…

Federal Zero Trust: Agencies have questions, Quest and DLT have answers

In the last few years, there has been a dramatic increase in both the number and sophistication levels of cyberattacks against federal agencies. And with a record number of federal employees relying on remote work technologies, agency network perimeters are…

NIST, NSA, DoD, or HHS – which zero trust recommendation makes the most sense?

In May of this year, the Biden Administration released an executive order focusing on cybersecurity that mandated government agencies put a zero trust plan on paper within 60 days. This executive order certainly made headlines within and around the Beltway,…

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…

Security Considerations Drive Air Force to Get Agile

Software and applications have taken on an outsized role in today’s government – helping agencies and military organizations more effectively and efficiently accomplish their missions and service constituents. But to keep pace with innovation, stay ahead of adversaries and keep…