Quest’s Chris Roberts on the current state of federal zero trust

It has been more than two years since President Biden released his Executive Order (EO) on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity. Paramount to this EO was the directive for federal agencies to move towards adopting and implementing zero trust cybersecurity architectures.…

Active Directory Management (Part 2) – How automated and enhanced AD management tools sharpen federal cybersecurity

In our last article, the GovCyberHub sat down with Eric Weiss, Sr. Technology Executive at Quest Software Public Sector, Inc., to examine the current state of federal agencies’ Active Directory environments. This week, Eric returns to take a deep dive…

Active Directory Management (Part 1) – Quest’s Senior Technology Executive examines the current state of federal agencies’ AD environments

It’s hard to believe that it has been 23 years since Microsoft’s Active Directory (AD) was released. Since its debut as a part of Windows 2000 Server, AD has gone through many evolutions and iterations to become the complex platform…

The four-pronged, app migration approach federal agencies can take in Azure AD

As federal government agencies continue modernizing their operating environments through cloud adoption, it is more than likely that each agency has a multitude of different cloud applications that are being utilized at one time. Some of these applications might be…

Why the federal government’s lagging MFA adoption rate poses severe cyber risks to agency networks

According to Microsoft’s Vice President of Identity Security, Alex Weinert, only 25 percent of organizations today have adopted multi-factor authentication (MFA) as part of their overall cybersecurity infrastructure. That is a shining statistic when compared to 2017’s adoption rate of…

How cyber hackers are leveraging Group Policy infrastructures to penetrate federal networks

When the average federal employee logs into their workstation at the beginning of the day, it’s more than likely they are unaware of the thousands of unseen configurations and network controls that power their IT infrastructure. Some portions of the…

How the NIST Framework sets out to protect federal agencies’ AD environments

February 2021 was a moment in time where federal agencies were knee deep in modernizing their IT infrastructures to accommodate the digitized new normal of their processes, workflows, and services. But while the federal government was busy digitally transforming their…

How federal government agencies can get the most out of their MFA implementation

Authentication is the new entry point into federal government networks. Most federal users know this, and more importantly, attackers know this as well. Federal agencies can no longer recommend changing passwords on a periodic basis and consider that an adequate…

How federal agencies can keep up with the evolution of identity supply chains

Three years after COVID-19 forced federal agencies to crank their modernization dials to warp speed, the proliferation and adoption of new technologies, applications, and network solutions are still continuing to spread throughout the federal government. Though these technologies have completely…