How immutable backups are protecting the federal government from ransomware attacks

This article originally appeared on Quest Software’s official blog. Immutable backups play an increasingly important role in helping federal government agencies protect themselves from the catastrophic impact of ransomware. Agencies and the data they produce are continually changing, so your…

City of Frisco Modernizes its Technology Landscape to Drive Collaboration

It’s not easy managing the evolving technology needs of one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. But over the past decade, the City of Frisco, Texas, has transformed its digital approach from a disjointed set of products to…

Five ways to spot a phishing attack

Phishing has existed for almost two decades – and for very good reason. Everyone can be targeted by it. It’s still just as effective as ever. And there’s really no way for surefire way for security professionals to keep every…

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…

Deborah Blyth on the Lessons Learned During Seven Years as Colorado CISO

While fighting wars is almost exclusively the responsibility of the U.S. Department of Defense, today’s state and local governments find themselves on the front lines of a battle. And, unfortunately for them, it’s a battle where they’re constantly on the…

Threat Intelligence Report Shows the Bad Side of Innovation

Earlier today, NETSCOUT’s ATLAS Security Engineering and Response Team (ASERT) released their Threat Intelligence Report featuring findings from 1H 2021. The report analyzes the data generated by NETSCOUT ASERT in their work defending the networks of government agencies and large…

The Colonial Pipeline Hack: It’s Real, It Will Happen Again, and We Must Be Prepared

Hackers recently attacked computer systems belonging to the Colonial Pipeline company, forcing them to shut down operations and inhibiting delivery of diesel fuel, gasoline, and jet fuel throughout the East Coast of the United States.  This pipeline is not just…

Cyber Extortion Symposium – Keeping eCriminals at Bay

According to the cybersecurity firm, CrowdStrike, there were more than 40,000 cyber intrusions in just the first half of 2020 alone. What were the hackers looking to accomplish with the cyber intrusions? Since 63 percent of incidents CrowdStrike investigated in…

Work from home and neglected clouds – CrowdStrike Services Report shows 2020 was a virtual playground for hackers

Earlier this month, CrowdStrike released its annual CrowdStrike Services Cyber Front Lines Report, a report that outlines the trends that the firm identified from client engagements and key cybersecurity themes identified from the prior year. Candidly, it’s a report that…

Nation-state attack on government validates concerns about AppSec and supply chain security

One of the top trends that we witnessed covering government and military cybersecurity in 2020 – aside from the massive upswing in threats that accompanied the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – was a renewed and increased focus on securing the supply…