NETSCOUT’s Chief Solutions Architect on the future of cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Awareness Month may be over but that doesn’t mean the focus on the future of cybersecurity is any less important for federal agencies. In fact, as many organizations may see more of their workforce working remotely in the upcoming…

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,…

NETSCOUT CIO shares 4 ways the digital transformation makes organizations run more effectively and securely

The digital transformation of the IT space has been one of the few bright spots over the last year and a half. Embracing the cloud and utilizing it to facilitate work has empowered organizations like never before. It was, however,…

How to spare your agency’s VPN from a DDoS attack

With National Cybersecurity Month continuing in earnest, there continue to be many excellent conversations on how to best create and maintain a robust cybersecurity policy. A key concern that has taken on new importance during the COVID-19 pandemic is the…

4 Considerations for a productive and focused CSAM

It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CSAM), which means it’s once again time to focus on the common cyber risks and threats facing government agencies and private enterprises today. In a year overshadowed by several large attacks and the continuing move towards…

Triple Extortion Ransomware: How Agencies Can Protect Themselves

In our previous article on the GovCyberHub, we sat down with Richard Hummel, NETSCOUT’s ASERT Threat Research Lead, to discuss the evolution of cyberattacks from traditional single vectors to the increasingly pervasive triple extortion ransomware. Combining the elements of ransomware,…

An Introduction to Triple Extortion Ransomware with NETSCOUT’s Richard Hummel

Richard Hummel, NETSCOUT’s ASERT Threat Research Lead, understands what is at stake when an organization is the victim of a ransomware attack. “I’ve got a long history of helping customers deal with ransomware, and now DDoS as well.” Hummel, who…

Three COVID Network Visibility Challenges and How to Solve Them

Over the past year, many organizations have worked hard to embrace digital transformation and have done so with both remarkable speed and efficiency. It should be noted that these efforts were in process long before the current pandemic, but COVID-19…

Why a firewall, alone, won’t protect your network from DDoS attacks

In a recent interview with the GovCyberHub, NETSCOUT’s Richard Hummel spoke about the common misconception that firewalls protect federal government agencies’ networks against DDoS cyberattacks. He explained that, “Firewalls do little to protect against a DDoS attack and are designed…

Three Ways to Test Government Networks for DDoS Resiliency

This article was originally published on the NETSCOUT blog. Click HERE to read the original article in its entirety.Although distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have been around for more than 20 years, they remain something of a moving target as cybercriminals regularly discover…