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…

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…

With a zero trust framework, federal agencies can block hackers at every turn

According to Quest Software, there are two types of government agencies: those that have been breached and those that are going to be breached. Modern hackers are easily bypassing traditional network protections used by today’s federal agencies. They use tactics…

Threat Intelligence Report Shows the Bad Side of Innovation

Earlier today, NETSCOUT’s ATLAS Security Engineering and Response Team (ASERT) released their Threat Intelligence Report featuring findings from 1H 2021. The report analyzes the data generated by NETSCOUT ASERT in their work defending the networks of government agencies and large…

Four key cyber considerations for a post-pandemic world

This article originally appeared on the NETSCOUT blog. Click here to read the original in its entirety. The need for organizations and government agencies to shift and evolve quickly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in large-scale change for remote access…

2020 broke DDoS attack records and 2021 is on track to break even more

Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic forced federal government agencies and military organizations to fundamentally shift how they operate. As the COVID-19 pandemic reached our shores and began spreading, federal civilian and military organizations were forced to rush to embrace VPNs,…

Five ways to protect your VPN gateway from DDoS attacks

It’s already difficult to remember when working from home wasn’t the practice for many workers. As this new reality set in, organizations of all stripes had to increasingly rely on their network connectivity to continue business-as-usual activities. According to a McKinsey survey…