Tag: compliance



Why the Rise of Automation Is a Programmer’s Paradise

March 17, 2020

Automation is increasingly one of the cornerstones of an optimized federal IT environment. If you’re a federal IT pro, you may be asking, “Will automation make my job easier?” The answer is a resounding “yes,” as automation can dramatically enhance overall agency performance on …



Details on DISA’s Infrastructure “Hardening” Rules

February 18, 2020

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has a set of security regulations to provide a baseline standard for Department of Defense (DoD) networks, systems, and applications. DISA enforces hundreds of pages of detailed rules IT pros must follow to properly secure or “harden” the …



CSAM: Surprising Truths about Compliance and Security

November 1, 2019

In our final post for Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Tim Brown looks at the growing trend of industry-agnostic compliance laws and the relationship between compliance and security. Compliance laws often drive security investments. When the European Union passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), organizations …



Maintaining a Secure Environment: Compliance Considerations

September 11, 2019

A security policy based on actual use cases has been documented, as have the components of the ecosystem. Before devising a practical implementation and configuration plan, one more assessment should be done involving the application of best practices and compliance mandates. Best practices are …

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Automated Compliance—SolarWinds TechPod 016

June 28, 2019

 In this episode of SolarWinds TechPod, Destiny Bertucci and Eric Hodeen discuss SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager and the benefits of automated compliance. Related Links SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager Getting Started with Network Configuration Manager – Video Maintaining a Secure Environment: Compliance Considerations Episode …



The Story Patching Tells

June 14, 2019

In post #3 of this information security series, let’s cover one of the essential components in an organization’s defense strategy: their approach to patching systems. Everywhere an Attack When did you NOT see a ransomware attack or security breach story in the news? And …