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…

Is 2021 the year that government agencies finally focus on data privacy?

A number of recent, high-profile data breaches and cyberattacks on U.S. digital infrastructure, networks, and critical infrastructure have made data privacy top-of-mind for the federal government. In light of recent attacks, including the Solarwinds breach, the Colonial Pipeline breach, and…

When it comes to security, not all cloud providers are equal

All federal government agencies, including the DoD, have been required to adhere to certain compliance requirements. These requirements are meant to inject consistency and confidence in the security of a cloud provider solution. And security is top of mind for…

When breaking records goes bad – Threat Intelligence Report shows unprecedented uptick in DDoS attacks

With the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo postponed because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, people around the globe lost out on the opportunity to see records broken in amazing, athletic displays of human potential, drive, and spirit. But while…

Supply Chain Attacks and Vaccine Hacking – CrowdStrike Global Threat Report Reveals the New Normal in 2021

The recently released CrowdStrike 2021 Global Threat Report (GTR) provides a stark but comprehensive outline of the ongoing threat landscape facing modern cybersecurity professionals. Hot off the heels of, “a year of hardship and grief for many,” CrowdStrike’s annual report…

Nation-state attack on government validates concerns about AppSec and supply chain security

One of the top trends that we witnessed covering government and military cybersecurity in 2020 – aside from the massive upswing in threats that accompanied the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – was a renewed and increased focus on securing the supply…