7 best practices for approaching patch management within government agencies

This article originally appeared on Quest Software’s official blog. Let’s face it, all software eventually has vulnerabilities, it always has and always will. No matter how good developers are at writing software, there will inevitably be mistakes, and there will…

Is 2021 the year that government agencies finally focus on data privacy?

A number of recent, high-profile data breaches and cyberattacks on U.S. digital infrastructure, networks, and critical infrastructure have made data privacy top-of-mind for the federal government. In light of recent attacks, including the Solarwinds breach, the Colonial Pipeline breach, and…

Four Ways DevSecOps Improves Application Security

Data breaches occur so frequently that it wouldn’t be surprising if the average American is becoming desensitized to them. It would be even less surprising if they’ve failed to notice that breaches are happening more frequently as cyberattacks increase in…

Why a new approach to encryption is essential for today’s government applications

Over the past decade, the role of software in the federal government has evolved from something that increased operational efficiency or made life easier, to completely mission-critical to agencies and military organizations. Software is key to federal digital transformation initiatives,…

The Capital One breach…a lesson for the public sector

Capital One has announced that about 140,000 Social Security numbers and 80,000 linked bank accounts were compromised “in one of the biggest-ever data breaches,” affecting some 100 million individuals in the U.S. and 6 million in Canada. The FBI has charged a…