January 9, 2019
Cloud Risk Report 2019: More Data Exposed, More Threats Events Detected premium
Cloud services are accelerating agility and collaboration and generating cost-efficiencies for government agencies. But as the public sector takes more and more advantage of the cloud, it’s important not to forget the data. In SaaS environments, agencies own the security of that data and need to access it appropriately. When using IaaS or PaaS, government […]
Government Writer
September 27, 2018
DLT Expands Industry-Leading Cybersecurity Portfolio to Help Government Remain Secure premium
2018 marks the 15th year of the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a government/industry effort – observed every October – that works to ensure every American has the resources they need to “be safer and more secure online” and educating everyone about the roles they play in helping to safeguard the internet. While many of the […]
June 14, 2018
Securing the Government Cloud: Focus on Cloud Visibility, Not Control premium
Government agencies are moving to the cloud. It’s been a recurring message for a number of years, but in 2018 new statistics from Gartner give us concrete data on cloud spend: local governments spend 20.6% of their IT budget on cloud, while national governments spend 22%. Although spend levels may be on a parity, the […]
March 5, 2018
The Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Threat and What Your Agency Can Do About It premium
Cybersecurity skills shortages are nothing new. But new research shows that they are creating recruiting chaos. CSO Online reports that 45% of organizations claim to have problematic shortage of cyber skills and 70% of organizations report the skills shortage has had a direct impact such as increased workload on existing staff, the need to hire […]
Government Tech Writer
Meltdown and Spectre: Here’s What Our Partners Are Doing to Protect You premium
No sooner do you have your arms around one cybersecurity vulnerability then another surfaces. This time it’s Meltdown and Spectre, both of which can cause data leak from kernel memory. These vulnerabilities are particularly worrying since they impact practically all computers and involve multiple IT vendors including processor players Intel, AMD, Qualcomm, and ARM. The […]
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. […]
Government Tech Writer
September 11, 2017
What the Equifax Breach Means for Government Cybersecurity premium
As government officials begin investigation of the Equifax breach that exposed the sensitive information of 143 million people, what does the breach mean for agencies themselves? After all, the U.S. government stores far more sensitive data than the private sector, and often stores it on older, more vulnerable systems. This makes the government a top […]
Government Tech Writer
August 3, 2017
15 Easy Ways to Integrate, Orchestrate, and Expedite Security Operations premium
Securing government networks and systems takes a village. Keeping pace with attacks and shortage of security talent has driven security operations to pool data resources and orchestrate actions across vendors, open source projects, and internal development efforts. It’s a community effort. Sharing threat information and codifying procedures to better fend off the enemy with no […]
Government Tech Writer
July 3, 2017
Don’t Pay the Ransom: How to Protect your Networks Against Petya premium
Another nameless, faceless adversary (or as the U.S Army calls them “the enemy with no face”) struck again in the last week of June. Hot on the heels of WannaCry attack in May, the Petya ransomware campaign brought widespread disruption to organizations, government agencies, and infrastructure worldwide. Like WannaCry, the ransomware targets Windows systems, encrypts […]
Vice President of Cybersecurity
April 17, 2017
Security Through Innovation — The Straight Scoop premium
On the heels of their big announcement, McAfee hosted the recent “Security Through Innovation” conference sponsored by DLT, where government and industry executives touted key ideas, changes of mindset that we need to start to win the cybersecurity war.  Covering everything from Cloud to private/public partnerships, to CDM and infrastructure, here are the top 3 key takeaways […]
Chief Cyber Security Technologist