Ransomware Resilience and Disaster Recovery – 4 Actions Government Agencies Can Execute Today

Ransomware has been a prominent threat to government agencies, enterprises, and individuals alike since the mid-2000s. In 2017, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received 1,783 ransomware complaints that cost victims over $2.3 million. Those complaints, however, represent only the…

Why do federal government agencies need data democratization?

When looking for an explanation of data democratization, you will most certainly find a few common themes, such as how it makes digital information accessible to the average user and gives people the tools to understand and make quick decisions.…

All Roads Lead to Federal Zero Trust

Over the last few years, the federal government has begun to embrace a zero trust approach as the new cybersecurity standard for agencies. Utilizing the latest solutions and best practices, the hope is to bolster federal cybersecurity and create a…

Bolstering Multi-Cloud Security with Identity Management

As organizations adapt to hybrid work and more and more cloud services are deployed, new service entities that collaborate and exchange data without human interaction, such as virtual machines and containers, are proliferating. The growth of these service accounts and…

Defense-in-Depth or Zero Trust: What is the Best Strategy for your Agency?

The digital transformation has had a profound impact on the way organizations operate. Long-standing security solutions have demonstrated signs of wear against the rapid speed of innovation from cybercriminals. However, one paradigm has quickly risen to be the new standard…

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.…

3 Ways That a Whole-of-Nation IT Approach Can Challenge Ransomware Attackers in 2022

Recently the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT), known for being, “the cybersecurity think tank,” released a paper titled, “Ransomware Weaponized.” Diving into the nature of modern ransomware, the organization wrote extensively on the need for a wider and more…

Quest’s Chris Robert unpacks the 2021 cybersecurity landscape and discusses what to expect in 2022

Last month, the worldwide IT community recognized and celebrated Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a time where cyber professionals from around the globe reflected on the cybersecurity landscape from the past year and explored how to make online ecosystems more safe and…

Why government agencies must move beyond firewall protection as the end-all and be-all of protection

Firewalls are a critical part of the modern cybersecurity paradigm, but they are not likely to be enough to defend against many common cyberattacks. One, in particular, DDoS attacks, present a unique challenge for firewalls, according to NETSCOUT’s Richard Hummel,…