Cybersecurity

December 11, 2017
Is Your Agency Ready for the Threat Hunt? premium
Targeted campaigns by malicious actors have become commonplace. As recent breaches show, these threat actors can stay hidden on agency networks for long periods of time, assessing your systems and looking for information to exfiltrate. We call them the enemy with no face. Take the OPM breach, for example. Hackers first entered the system in […]
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Government Tech Writer
December 5, 2017
The Inside Job: Agencies Struggle to Prevent Cyberattacks from Within premium
Defending against insider threats is a top priority for the U.S. government. When surveyed by MeriTalk, 85% of federal cybersecurity professionals say their agency is more focused on combating insider threats in 2017 than they were just a year ago. An insider threat is manifested as an incident when a person with authorized access to […]
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Don Maclean
Chief Cyber Security Technologist
December 1, 2017
This is Why 2018 Will Be the Year of Blockchain in Government premium
There’s been a lot of buzz about blockchain in 2017. It was only a few months ago in March 2017 that Betanews predicted that blockchain would be the buzzword that would take 2017 by storm. And it did, expanding beyond the financial community where it’s had a home for several years and breaking into other […]
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DLT Solutions
November 29, 2017
Are You Ready for the Next Federal Records Management Deadline? premium
Agencies breathed a sigh of relief at the end of 2016 as they met the Managing Government Records Directive (OMB Memo M-12-18) for managing all email records in an electronic format (a big step in ensuring the accountability and transparency of the federal government). But another deadline is looming. On December 31, 2019 agencies must […]
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Dana Suarez
Information Architect
November 20, 2017
Identity Management – Closing the Gaps in State & Local Cybersecurity premium
Identity management, the process of identifying individuals in your system and controlling the access they have to certain resources, is an area of cyber security that state and local government employees have quite a bit of confidence in. Yet data shows there’s room for improvement. A 2017 survey by DLT partner, Symantec, and the Government […]
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Government Tech Writer
November 16, 2017
7 Must-Have Elements of your Agency’s Incident Response Plan premium
DLT partner, Symantec, has put together a list of seven items you must add to any incident response plan. Here’s how it translates to government agencies. 1. Have a Workable Plan An incident response plan is your roadmap for responding to a cybersecurity attack. In this NextGov interview with Symantec’s Robert Myles and DLT’s Don […]
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Government Tech Writer
November 13, 2017
Are Your Endpoints a Risk? Take Control, Detect Risks, Automate Your Response premium
Getting to know the “enemy with no face” is critical to winning the cyber war. In fact, it’s the tagline from the U.S. Army’s latest cyber warrior recruitment ad. Yet, one of the biggest challenges to doing so is that most organizations have zero visibility into a significant percentage of the endpoints on their network. […]
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Government Tech Writer
November 1, 2017
How to Build a Government SOC on a Budget premium
Faced with an endless barrage of threats and vulnerabilities, finding the time to develop a proactive risk mitigation strategy is an uphill struggle for government organizations. With so much energy focused  on protecting the perimeter and preventing network penetration, malicious actors (the enemy with no face) already inside your network often goes unnoticed (case in […]
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DLT Solutions
October 31, 2017
SBA Has “Significant Vulnerabilities” In Its Cyber Posture premium
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is facing some tough challenges. According to a Report on the Most Serious Management and Performance Challenges Facing the SBA in FY 2018, the agency’s risk management and cyber posture is in need of “significant improvement”. A key area is rolling out key components of FITARA. Although the agency has […]
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