Federal Zero Trust: Agencies have questions, Quest and DLT have answers

In the last few years, there has been a dramatic increase in both the number and sophistication levels of cyberattacks against federal agencies. And with a record number of federal employees relying on remote work technologies, agency network perimeters are…

CISA NRMC AD share five steps for getting our nation’s cyber risk under control

Recently, CrowdStrike held its annual Fal.Con for Public Sector Conference, which brings together leaders and decision-makers from across the public sector, education, and industry to discuss protecting and managing government data and networks. The Fal.Con for Public Sector Conference featured…

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…

Could the Kaseya ransomware attack have been prevented? A Q&A with Chris Roberts of Quest

July 4th, typically a day of celebration full of good drinks, foods, and friends, was marred this year by a successful ransomware attack that utilized Kaseya software as an attack vector. The attack, perpetrated by REvil, targeted managed service providers…

NIST, NSA, DoD, or HHS – which zero trust recommendation makes the most sense?

In May of this year, the Biden Administration released an executive order focusing on cybersecurity that mandated government agencies put a zero trust plan on paper within 60 days. This executive order certainly made headlines within and around the Beltway,…

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…

IBM’s Jason Keenaghan on the rising importance of zero trust cybersecurity

In a year full of high-profile cyberattacks, it should come as no surprise that the zero trust cybersecurity approach has become the standard across both the private and public sectors. The recent cybersecurity-focused executive order from the Biden Administration expressly…

Biden’s Cybersecurity Executive Order Should Worry Hackers

The risks that cyber threats pose to American critical infrastructures, supply chains, and government networks have been forewarned by cybersecurity experts for nearly two decades. On May 7, 2021, hackers from Eastern Europe leveraged a ransomware attack against the Colonial…

The uphill climb of rebuilding America’s cyber workforce

President Biden has proposed injecting up to $9 billion to help bolster the Technology Modernization Fund.  What should this $9 billion be used on? Where could it be most effectively utilized to secure our nation, and what is the current…

Why recent cybersecurity legislation is just window dressing

Representative Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) recently introduced cybersecurity legislation that would, “mandate Congress [to] direct OMB to require cybersecurity training for federal employees and include information on the risks of Internet of Things (IoT) devices…” On the surface, this seems like…