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…

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.…

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…

Quest’s Chris Robert unpacks the 2021 cybersecurity landscape and discusses what to expect in 2022

Last month, the worldwide IT community recognized and celebrated Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a time where cyber professionals from around the globe reflected on the cybersecurity landscape from the past year and explored how to make online ecosystems more safe and…

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,…

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…

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…

Cyber Extortion Symposium – Keeping eCriminals at Bay

According to the cybersecurity firm, CrowdStrike, there were more than 40,000 cyber intrusions in just the first half of 2020 alone. What were the hackers looking to accomplish with the cyber intrusions? Since 63 percent of incidents CrowdStrike investigated in…