Farihah Sattar

Government Tech Writer
June 7, 2017
[Report] The New Cyber Threat Landscape: Tactics are Getting Simpler, Outcomes are Becoming Unprecedented premium
It will come as no surprise to anyone that 2016 saw an alarming increase in targeted attacks aimed at politically motivated sabotage and subversion. This new level of ambition by cyber criminals is corroborated by the annual Internet Security Threat Report from DLT partner, Symantec. The perceived success of several campaigns – particularly the U.S. […]
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May 18, 2017
How to Protect Your Agency Against WannaCry-Style Ransomware Attacks premium
As the worldwide fallout of the WannaCry ransomware virus continues and the blame game starts, the worldwide attack underscores the need for basic security hygiene, updating of operating systems, and regular patching writes DLT Chief Cybersecurity Technologist, Don Maclean. Unpatched software is one of the most significant vulnerabilities in the enterprise. Even though Microsoft released […]
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Government Tech Writer
May 2, 2017
What is Privilege Management and Where Do You Start? premium
What does privilege have to do with your agency’s security controls? The fact is that most data breaches start with privilege abuse. Think Edward Snowden. In the wake of his leaks, the NSA pledged to reduce system administrator privileges by 90%. Then there are outsiders. Most recent federal data breaches originate from attackers who exploited […]
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Government Tech Writer
May 1, 2017
How to Achieve NIST Compliance in the Cloud – On-Demand Webinar premium
In our recent webinar, three industry experts dissected the recently revised primary standard for security controls for federal information systems, NIST 800-53 revision 4. As more agencies in the public sector and their partners move to the cloud, security remains a top concern. Thought leaders from DLT, AWS and Evident.io exchanged perspectives on what NIST 800-53 […]
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April 6, 2017
The State of Threat Hunting in the 2017 SOC premium
While much of the focus on cybersecurity risks has been focused on prevention and detection, many organizations are quickly discovering that threat hunting is the next step in the evolution of their security operations center (SOC). In 2017, the Information Security Community on LinkedIn conducted an online research project (supported by DLT partner, Sqrrl) to […]
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Government Tech Writer
March 21, 2017
5 Lessons from an Application Security Pro premium
Cyberattacks on the application layer are becoming more commonplace than attacks on servers, according to a survey of IT professionals by DLT partner, Veracode. The problem is that traditional security methods are largely ineffective against these application layer attacks. But despite this increase, it’s important to maintain perspective. A holistic and systemic approach to security […]
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January 11, 2017
[Webinar] How State Agencies Can Assess their Cloud Readiness Factor premium
Is your state or local agency ready for the cloud? Whether you’re thinking of moving to a SaaS email system or migrating data to cloud storage and processing platforms, a cloud readiness assessment might be in order. Before you make the move to the cloud, risks need to be assessed and technical readiness must be […]
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October 17, 2016
3 Tips for Choosing a Hybrid Cloud Managed Service Provider premium
Transitioning to the cloud? Chances are, when you make the transition, you’ll take baby steps – assessing your workloads in totality and individually, determining the most efficient platform, preparing thoroughly and then migrating just that workload, then the next, and so on. It’s standard procedure and is the best way to proceed with minimal risk. […]
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