Microsoft’s Federal Security CTO on the impact of OMB’s zero trust strategy

Last January, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released M-22-09, a memorandum that set forth the federal government strategy on zero trust adoption, in an effort to reinforce the security and protection of government agencies’ critical systems, networks, and…

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…

Fal.Con for Public Sector 2021: OMB’s CISO on where things stand since cybersecurity EO release

For cybersecurity professionals, 2021 has been a year that’s witnessed decades of fears and worries coming to fruition. The year began with panic, as IT professionals dizzyingly reeled and reacted to the massive SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange Server breaches. In…

Zero Trust: Buzzword or hack-buster?

Trust but verify: a Russian proverb Ronald Reagan often used to characterize U.S.-Russia relations, especially regarding nuclear weapons. The Internet has made it clear that the “trust” part of the proverb may not work so well. Today, we may have…

Zero Trust: Buzzword or hack-buster?

Trust but verify: a Russian proverb Ronald Reagan often used to characterize U.S.-Russia relations, especially regarding nuclear weapons. The Internet has made it clear that the “trust” part of the proverb may not work so well. Today, we may have…