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…

Ransomware Resilience and Disaster Recovery – 4 Actions Government Agencies Can Execute Today

Ransomware has been a prominent threat to government agencies, enterprises, and individuals alike since the mid-2000s. In 2017, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received 1,783 ransomware complaints that cost victims over $2.3 million. Those complaints, however, represent only the…

How the U.S. Government Can Stop Cyber Threats Emerging from the Ukraine-Russia Conflict

This article originally appeared on the official DLT Solutions blog. Though the Ukraine-Russia conflict began when the Russian military invaded Ukraine last February, the cybersecurity and cyber warfare elements of this conflict began long before initial combat action. Ukraine was…

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…

Government Cybersecurity 2022 Priorities from Quest’s Chris Roberts

Government cybersecurity is at a critical junction. Faced with the rising threat of cyberattacks against physical supply chains and critical infrastructure, government agencies and organizations are looking for ways to safeguard their networks while still providing citizens with the service…

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…

3 Ways That a Whole-of-Nation IT Approach Can Challenge Ransomware Attackers in 2022

Recently the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT), known for being, “the cybersecurity think tank,” released a paper titled, “Ransomware Weaponized.” Diving into the nature of modern ransomware, the organization wrote extensively on the need for a wider and more…

You’re a Mean One, Mr. Adversary

With COVID-19 keeping some families and friends apart, and supply chain issues limiting what’s available on store shelves, this might not feel like the normal holiday season to many Americans. But there is one thing that makes this holiday season…

How a Zero Trust Approach to Security Can Prepare Government IT for the Sophisticated Cyber Threats of 2022

Even though Cybersecurity Awareness Month has ended, it’s important to keep the discussion about securing government networks going year-round. While the need for cybersecurity has not necessarily changed, the ways cybercriminals operate have become far more sophisticated than ever before.…

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…