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Finding Zen – How IT Ops and IT Security Can Work Together

IT Ops and security teams don’t always have a perfect relationship. While IT Ops teams are focused on making work and communication seamless and accessible (and therefore want everything to…

Why People, Processes, and Technology Cannot Change in Isolation

Since 2004, October has been designated by the National Cybersecurity Alliance as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). Immediately, the mind wanders to supercomputers creating unbreakable algorithms against adversaries with unlimited…

The Perfect World (Without Outages)

Heaven on Earth would be a world with no outages. No slow load times. No failed switches or routers. No bandwidth issues. Just peace and quiet. But if nothing were…

Tips for Updating Your Cybersecurity Plan

Every year brings new opportunities for federal IT professionals to reduce risk by addressing threats—both existing and emerging—with new tools, technologies, and tactics. This year has proven to be a…

Why You Need Security Operations

A fully grown security operations center (SOC) was, until recently, a luxury, affordable for the largest organizations only, but even in global players, budget constraints are real. Unfortunately, the willingness…

Cybersecurity in the New Different—SolarWinds TechPod 033

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Although this adage holds much truth, it’s important to understand how it applies to the digital transformation we’ve witnessed this year.  We’re in what’s truly…

How to Monitor, Manage, and Secure Active Directory

Microsoft Active Directory (AD) is the nerve center enabling your federal agency to access the systems and applications staff members need to do their jobs. AD is also a high-risk…

Beyond the EHR: 3 Other Places Healthcare Organizations Need to Watch to Ensure HIPAA Compliance

With the state of the world today, healthcare facilities of all kinds and sizes are operating under a state of distress. Employees are working on the frontlines, while also having…

Hey, [Insert Family/Friend Name Here], Let’s Talk About Online Security

2020 keeps on proving the old adage, “It gets worse before it gets better.” We still seem to be in the “worse” stage. If you’ve been paying attention to the…

3 Foundational Elements of Zero Trust You Can’t Do Without

While the concept of zero-trust security has many IT organizations thinking in terms of identity, access, and cloud services, zero trust must run on a solid foundation. We should start…