Learn how Synack365 gives organizations on-demand access to the most trusted worldwide network of security researchers. Backed by a vetted community of ethical researchers for continuous penetration testing and vulnerability management, Synack protects more than 30 government organizations with application security testing capabilities that deliver better results at scale than traditional methods.
In this guide, learn four ways an agency’s chosen cybersecurity solution should be protecting and serving the entire organization. Use it to evaluate your current cybersecurity solution or as a tool to interview potential security partners.
The possibilities created by edge computing range to near space and beyond, but the building blocks of successful edge deployments are decidedly down-to-earth. Red Hat’s John Dvorak, an emerging tech expert, shares practical steps to gaining the greatest value from edge.
In the past year, there has been a drastic increase in civil unrest and domestic terrorism. Simultaneously, natural disasters are becoming more common and increasingly devastating. As these types of emergencies become more prevalent and intense, the Federal Government must be able to quickly detect and identify critical events, as well as communicate about these events as they unfold with government facilities, staff, satellite offices and other stakeholders.
More than ever, risk and security professionals must be prepared to confront a bewildering array of challenges. An agency’s ability to proactively manage and respond to growing risk can mean the difference between a successful recovery and disaster. Not only has the risk landscape become more uncertain and chaotic, the COVID-19 pandemic redefined the workplace with unnerving speed.
The defining moments of Federal IT in 2021 will have profound effects on the government moving forward. In this segment of “Defining Moments” on MeriTV, we examine how the global pandemic inspired action, agility, and fostered a new working world. With the Federal government pivoting to remote and hybrid work, we’ll explore the new challenges – and opportunities – with Dana Barnes of Palo Alto Networks.
The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) service desk receives an average of 55,000 calls per week from VA personnel and contractors seeking IT support. Making sure those calls are appropriately routed and resolved quickly and efficiently is key.
An integrated workplace management system allows Federal agencies to integrate their mission, budget, and security needs, while managing a variety of their systems all in one place.
Today’s Federal technology teams are faced with a perilous balancing act. On one side are bad actors trying to break through network security to wreak havoc on Federal systems and steal critical and sensitive data – or worse. On the other side is a growing remote or hybrid Federal workforce that increasingly requires seamless, secure access to government networks and assets from points located outside of the traditional physical security perimeter.
NIST Special Publication 800-207 provides a clear and distinct definition of a Zero Trust Architecture that can be used to transform an enterprise to a Zero Trust model. The iboss Zero Trust Edge is a direct implementation against the NIST 800-207 Zero Trust Architecture principles and guidelines to ensure the service can be used to implement Zero Trust according to the NIST 800-207 publication. This guide will specifically walk through each section of the publication providing guidance on the principles described and the method by which to implement those principles using the iboss Zero Trust Edge service.
Does your organization want to lower compliance costs, reduce the risk of audit failure, and deliver audit-ready compliance documentation on demand? With the right strategy and technology, you can automate, transform and scale your compliance program to shift compliance left – and achieve continuous compliance.
MeriTalk recently spoke with Juliana Vida, chief technical advisor, public sector at Splunk, and former Navy deputy CIO, to discuss the new event logging mandates, how Splunk is helping agencies meet them, and the growing clout of agency cybersecurity teams. Download the report to discover the most critical things agencies can do to improve their logging capabilities.
Is the FITARA Scorecard – the semi-annual congressional exercise that aims to hasten Federal agency IT modernization – now ready for a set of fresh objectives and renewed focus on leading-edge indicators of IT health in government? Download and read our FITARA 13.0 Special Report to see plans to push the FITARA Scorecard into its next big chapter.
Increasingly sophisticated adversaries have gained a significant advantage over traditional approaches to threat detection and response. Cyber defenders struggle with a skills shortage, lack of visibility into an ever-expanding attack surface, and too many siloed security tools that overwhelm analysts with alerts and false positives. With eXtended detection and response (XDR), security analysts will be able to act more quickly, across multiple security layers.
MeriTalk recently spoke with Craig Mueller, vice president of Federal sales at cloud security firm iBoss, to discuss how SASE and zero trust can help agencies modernize and meet mission requirements supporting the hybrid government workforce.
On the latest FITARA Scorecard, seven agencies earned higher overall scores, four saw their grades decline, and 13 remained steady with gradings from the previous scorecard issued in July 2021. No agency received a failing overall grade – 22 of them got marks in the “B” and “C” range. With our FITARA Dashboard, get the same great content as the House Oversight and Government Reform (OGR)’s IT Scorecard, but a bit easier on the eyes.
Against the backdrop of a significant rise in cyberattacks against the Federal government and private sector organizations, President Biden has made cybersecurity a critical focus of his administration. His Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity (EO 14028) gives technology teams marching orders with aggressive deadlines for securing Federal networks, systems, and endpoints.
The Federal government’s IT systems continue to provide an enticing target for bad actors in the cyber space. With 94% of breaches beginning with attacks targeting individual people, it begs the question: what can we do to secure ourselves from these constantly evolving attackers?
With the U.S. Federal Government largely moving to a hybrid or work-from-home environment, this workforce
presents a series of new concerns for IT Security professionals.
Agencies can’t secure what they can’t see. CISA’s Sean Connelly and Gigamon’s Michael Dickman examine how to achieve persistent visibility.
Watch the “Future of Federal Remote Access” session to hear from Yasir Aziz, AT&T Public Sector Account Manager, Palo Alto Networks and Brandon Pearce, Assistant Vice President, AT&T Cybersecurity discuss CISA’s TIC 3.0 Remote User use case, how Prisma Access and AT&T government-trusted internet is assisting agencies in meeting their security goals and deadlines, and what lies ahead for remote access.
As organizations look to the post-pandemic future, they’re now thinking about how to evolve their networking and security architectures to maintain the productivity benefits of hybrid work, while continuing to reduce the risk of significant security breaches.
The Biden administration’s Cybersecurity Executive Order issued in May 2021 marks the Federal government’s most determined effort yet to propose and enforce fundamental changes needed to advance civilian agency cybersecurity, defeat sophisticated attacks on government networks, and push forward IT modernization.
To support the work-from-anywhere environment, Federal IT teams are working hard to protect data from breaches, secure networks and endpoint devices, and create high-quality experiences. Many have digitized the front end of IT operations, but the back end largely remained the same.
Traditionally, developers for government systems will wait until the end of a project to ensure security, retrofitting where needed and accepting certain risks. But why not build security in at every step of the process? Better yet, why not automate that process?
Failure to achieve fundamental awareness capabilities substantially weakens other cyber security investments. The capabilities of tomorrow and the visionary features described in this paper are advanced capabilities that Ciena is working on for future releases.
Substantial work is required to meet the mandates laid out in the EO. OMB, for example, said it expects that “moving to a zero trust architecture will be a multiyear journey for agencies, and the Federal government will learn and adjust as new technologies and practices emerge.”
To better protect critical operations against attacks, President Biden issued the Executive Order (EO) on
Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity, which outlines actions that Federal agencies must take to fortify our
nation’s digital infrastructure. A central element of the EO is a mandate to adopt a Zero Trust architecture.
Bryan Rosensteel has spent more than a decade working with identity in the Federal government. As a Federal solutions architect at identity services provider Ping Identity, he advises government agencies on best practices for deploying zero trust security architecture. When President Biden issued the Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity (EO), Rosensteel was positively […]
Security teams find themselves in perpetual cybersecurity crisis mode, trying to catch a breach quickly, limit the spread within the network, and remediate. Is there another way?