WVDEP CIO explains how digital transformation enhanced the state agency’s cybersecurity and boosted productivity

When COVID-19 reached American shores, state and local government agencies and educational organizations (SLED) had to abruptly and suddenly find a way to operate in a world with no face-to-face, in-person interaction. This forced many of them to turn to…

How federal and SLED agencies are bolstering their cybersecurity postures with DevSecOps

As the federal government and SLED organizations continue to digitally transform their systems, networks, and applications, it is critical that they remain vigilant and be aware of the fact that modernization will always be accompanied by potential network vulnerabilities and…

How SLED organizations benefit from centralized monitoring of cross-platform databases

This article originally appeared on Quest Software’s official blog. Far too often, SLED organizations look at monitoring solutions as “nice to have,” or better put, as luxury items that make the lives of IT administrators easier, but come at a…

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…

GovCyberHub Podcast – Can government agencies get cyber insurance?

Large-scale cyberattacks are no longer rare in the news cycle. Your standard frontpage news is highlighting a new cyberattack seemingly every day due to the frequency and severity of the breaches of 2021. That’s because cyber threats are getting more…

GovCyberHub Podcast – What exactly IS cybersecurity insurance?

In our last GovCyberHub Podcast, we sat down with two experts from CrowdStrike – Deborah Blyth and Adam Cottini – to discuss the cyberthreat landscape facing state and local government agencies, and how the increased threat is making cybersecurity insurance…

GovCyberHub Podcast – Does the government need cyber insurance?

According to IBM’s annual “Cost of a Data Breach Report,” the average cost of a cyberattack in 2021, “…rose from $3.86 million to $4.24 million, the highest average total cost in the history of [the] report.” And that exponential increase…