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…

How Government IT Can Plan for DDoS Attacks in 2022 and Beyond

Richard Hummel, ASERT Threat Research Lead at NETSCOUT, recently joined GovCyberHub to detail some of the topline messages from the NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report and shared how DDoS attacks have evolved over the second half of 2021. During our conversation, he described…

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…

Three DDoS Lessons Learned from the 2H 2021 Threat Intel Report

NETSCOUT recently released the latest installment of its Threat Intelligence Report, which features the insights and information extrapolated from the data generated by NETSCOUT ASERT in their work defending the networks of government agencies and large enterprises from DDoS atatcks.…

A New Global Pandemic – Threat Intelligence Report Shows Massive Uptick in DDoS Attacks

NETSCOUT recently released its semi-annual Threat Intelligence Report with deep insights into the notably distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) and cyber activity during the second half of 2021. The report contains troves of valuable information about the ongoing threat posed to organizations…

Taking the Challenge Out of Embracing Event Logging

There has been an increased focus among U.S. government agencies on adapting to modern IT environments and enhancing cybersecurity solutions. This increased focus on security government networks, data, and critical infrastructure is a result of ongoing digital transformation initiatives that…

How Network Visibility Empowers Robust Zero Trust Cybersecurity for Government IT

It is common knowledge that any defense is only as good as its weakest link. An adversary only needs one momentary lapse in coverage to find an avenue for attack and to exploit it. This has been true for generations…

A Re-Introduction to a Zero Trust Model with NETSCOUT’s Andrew Green

By releasing last May’s “Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity,”  which asked all federal agencies to put a plan on paper to embrace a zero trust approach to cybersecurity, the Biden Administration effectively illustrated that zero trust is no…

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.…