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…

CMMC V1.0 – what is it and will it work?

Last week, my associate, Shane Rogers, shared an article on the GovCybersecurityHub discussing the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and its potential impact on small- and medium-sized government contractors. Shane concluded that the Department of Defense (DoD) is taking incredible…

CMMC for SMBs – What should smaller contractors expect?

On January 31, 2020, the Honorable Ellen Lord, who currently serves as the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, delivered the opening statement at the beginning of the official press briefing for the release of Cybersecurity Maturity Model…

Blockchain and supply chain risk management

“Build it in, don’t bolt it on,” is a mantra that we all learn when we study cybersecurity. Unfortunately, we see it in practice far too rarely. Our adversaries also know this principle, and have begun to implement it by…