Cloud Security

Multi-Cloud Environment Challenges for Government Agencies

Between January and April of this year, the government sector saw a 45% increase in enterprise cloud use, and as the work-from-home norm continues, socially distanced teamwork will require even more cloud-based collaboration services. Hybrid and multi-cloud architectures can offer government agencies the flexibility, enhanced security and capacity needed to ...

Cloud Security

Quantifying Cloud Security Effectiveness

Let’s start with the good news. Agencies are adopting cloud services at an increased rate. Adoption has only increased in times of coronavirus quarantine lockdowns with most federal, state and municipal workforce working from home. What’s even better news is that we also see increased adoption of cloud security tools, ...

Executive Perspectives

Defending our DoD Customers at Home

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, I heard that many of our Defense customers would be working from home and immediately thought, “We have to help them do this securely.” Very quickly, however, another issue arose: How were some of them going to do it at all, as they were not ...

Cloud Security

Custom Applications with CASB

More and more organizations are making the decision to move their legacy, in-house applications to the cloud mainly due to the cost savings. One of the major concerns about moving applications to the cloud is how to secure an application that was originally designed to be on-premise. When these applications ...

Executive Perspectives

Zero Trust, SASE-Digital Enablers or Adding Complexity to Cyber Ecosystems

Given the title of this article I suspect you are reading this because you have been in a recent situation where you have been asked the question “What is the difference between Zero Trust and SASE?”. I further suspect that the next question you were asked of course is “Which ...

Enterprise

Smart Government and IoT: The Importance of Integration

How does one define “smart” in the digital age?  It can be argued that the term represents a creative solution driven by a precise mission.  To another, it’s defined by the latest machine learning (ML) algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI)-guided decision-making features in the newest release of a tool.  While ...

Executive Perspectives

Interoperability Is Key To Cybersecurity – A Conversation at CSIS

Interoperability – a subject that for too long cybersecurity companies have treated as an inconvenient nuisance – is finally getting the attention it deserves. In February, I had the opportunity to discuss the critical nature of interoperability with true security experts in the public and private sectors. We agreed that ...

Cloud Security

Why do I need a CASB for Shadow IT when I already have a SIEM?

Why does my organization need to have a Shadow IT solution when we already own a Next-Gen Firewall / Web Proxy and have all the logs in a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution? This is a question we are often asked by our customers. The answer is that ...

Executive Perspectives

Cybersecurity through openness: creating the right company culture

Interoperability and openness are concepts that have a tendency to turn technical quickly. But for McAfee, it goes beyond software. To stay cybersecure, organisations need to build in openness in their company structures, ensuring that different departments, from engineering, to legal, HR and business development teams all work together to ...

Executive Perspectives

New Version of App Control Revving Up

As a leader in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program, McAfee is constantly innovating to meet and exceed the security needs of the federal government. Federal agencies count on McAfee to secure their networks and systems, from device to the cloud, and we’re always ...

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