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…

The Continuing Evolution of Cybercriminal Enterprises and the Future of Cybersecurity

The latest NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report is here and it seems that cybercriminals were busy in the second half of 2021. From new applications of old attacks to the continuing evolution of cybercriminal enterprises, there is a lot to dive…

A 360-Degree Outlook on the Cybersecurity Landscape

Cybersecurity is no longer considered a problem to be solved – it’s now a risk to be managed. Over the last decade, the cybersecurity landscape has solidified itself as a primary component of any government agency’s IT infrastructure. With today’s…

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…

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…

Five Characteristics of an Effective Common Cybersecurity Technology Stack

This article is part of a larger piece that was published on the NETSCOUT blog. To read the original in its entirety, click HERE. The last few years have seen several far-reaching cyberattacks against our nation’s critical infrastructure and essential…

The changing role of cyber resiliency planning for government agencies

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forced government agencies to expedite their digital transformation initiatives and embrace new technologies in an effort to enable their workforces to operate remotely. With the potential for employees to possibly get sick or perish, agencies moved…

The three weak links in the Connectivity Supply Chain and how to protect it

At NETSCOUT, we refer to all of the technologies and services that enable companies and individuals to stay connected to the internet as the Connectivity Supply Chain. This includes services that underpin all interconnected devices—enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) devices…