Whitepapers


Advanced Evasion Techniques for Dummies

Advanced evasion techniques (AETs) are here to stay, and you need to know how to stop them. In this e-book, Forcepoint security expert Klaus Majewski explains how AETs defeat traditional security measures and how you can beat them, with special attention to the risks posed to industrial control systems.


From C&A to A&A: The RMF Shoe Has Dropped

Certification and accreditation (C&A) has been like alphabet soup. As it transitions to assessment and authorization (A&A), it’s time to sort through the confusion and identify which terms and processes apply in any given situation. This whitepaper details the cross domain solution (CDS) A&A processes being used by the Department of Defense (DoD), the Intelligence Community (IC) and Civilian government.


The Cost of an Unintentional Insider Threat

A high rate of Unintentional Insider Threats (UIT) sheds light on the demands of today’s workplace culture in the United States. Work cultures are unlikely to change anytime soon, but there are tools and programs that can help any work environment with a UIT problem. To find out more, read the report.


Leverage the Power of Agile Development

Many organizations are seeing the need for change at a faster rate and with more consistent results. This balancing act is especially challenging in enterprise organizations. To succeed, enterprises must be able to rapidly change the way they create and deliver value to their customers. That means improving how they develop software and systems. The more complex, the more important collaboration, innovation, and speed become in ensuring success. As a development methodology, Agile is a major step in that direction, but Agile was developed for small teams, and by itself, does not scale to the needs of the larger enterprises and the systems they create. This whitepaper explains how tools like InQuisient’s IQ Agile Developer can solve that problem, applying the power of Agile in a package that allows your team to connect to all of its data, leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) to ensure success.


Gain Insights into and Control of Your IT Assets

The larger the enterprise, the more IT assets there are to manage. Tracking all of these assets and keeping basic lists up-to-date are enormous, never-ending tasks, prone to human error simply because of the scope. And trying to align asset management with strategic planning is often out of reach because the two systems are so disparate. This whitepaper explains how tools like InQuisient’s IQ Asset Manager will help you to gain valuable insights into and management control of your ‘as-is’ software and hardware IT stack and your ‘to be’ IT portfolio, to identify gaps or overlaps. This capability makes managing your IT assets dramatically more accurate, allowing you to ensure your approved/unapproved lists are actionable.


What Is Enterprise Mobile Security?

Read the eBook to learn the difference between securing mobility and mobile security, why Enterprise Mobility Management/ Mobile Device Management (EMM/ MDM) solutions alone are not security, and the kinds of attacks your mobile fleet might be facing.


Federal CIO Insights: What's Next in Mobile Security

Mobile security presents one of the federal government’s biggest information technology challenges. Read the Lookout report to learn about the greatest risks, current security solutions, and the future for BYOD.


Cloud-Enabled Data Center for Dummies

Is your agency looking for a way to end the rising costs and complexity of scaling data storage without having to sacrifice overall performance, availability, or security of your data? If so, look no further. Download this exclusive "For Dummies" guide for these answers, along with learning more on NAS, hybrid cloud and cloud bursting, and how to converge local storage and compute infrastructures with the cloud.


Analytics: The upside of disruption

In an analytics study, 1,226 respondents worldwide report dramatically higher use of big data and analytics technologies in the past year. This upsurge was spurred by three notable disruptions that besides posing threats to those organizations that don’t act – offer untold opportunities for those that do. They are: the rise of digitized ecosystems; radical technological transformation; and greater capability to know rather than speculate about the future. More than before, organizations see the upside of acting quickly to innovate their business models and analytics strategies, and improve the information infrastructure to support a future view.


IDC Intelligence-Led Security

While there has been improvement in the amount of time an attacker spends in a network before detection — decreasing from years to days in many cases — the ongoing delay illustrates just how elusive attackers still are compared to an organization's ability to detect a problem. IDC believes that actionable threat intelligence is going to be a significant factor in improving this metric. Threat intelligence has historically been seen as a complex set of activities reserved for security operations centers (SOCs) and advanced security analysts. The tools to collect and apply threat intelligence have generally not existed commercially and the ability to integrate threat intelligence into the traditional security workflow has not been available. Over the last few years, threat intelligence has been growing in importance within the security workflow.


Federal Mobility Fails with Standard Templates

Enterprise mobility is an important aspect of the modern government agency. And selecting and deploying the right (Mobile Device Management) MDM system is critical to ensuring the security and efficiency of an enterprise mobility platform. No two government agency mobile scenarios are alike, so agencies need to ensure they select the right partner to help launch and maintain their enterprise mobility platform. Download this whitepaper to learn how the right mobile devices, properly configured and managed, can help agencies reach unparalleled levels of productivity and efficiency.


Nine Steps to Building an Insider Threat Defense Program

Regardless of how they originate, cyber threats eventually take advantage of an internal source. A well-constructed Insider Threat defense program incorporates people, processes and technology to quickly identify areas of risk before they inflict crippling damage. Read this whitepaper to learn how to secure your agency without disrupting productivity, overburdening your IT staff or hurting your reputation.


The Case for Modern Network Security Operations

Cloud computing initiatives, network monitoring and risk management are driving network security operations. Meanwhile, federal agencies face record levels of threats yet still rely on manual processes and outdated point tools. Agency network security operations must be modernized to streamline network security operations and mitigate IT risk.


Virtualization: The Promise vs. The Reality

Getting virtualization right is critical for government agencies. They need to build agile development environments for cloud native applications and to successfully run their mission critical enterprise applications. Taking a modern approach can ensure virtualized applications are allotted all the storage they need to run at peak performance.


New Challenges Raise Stakes for Network Visibility

Advances to government networks over the past decade have created more traffic, connections, and complexity. To remain productive and secure, agencies need consistent and thorough visibility into all these connections. Yet today, many organizations don’t have the visibility they need. In this GameChanger, we explore how a holistic approach can be better suited toward today’s complex networks.


Workforce Management Looks to the Future

As government agencies face tighter budgets and widening skills gaps, making better use of their workforce data can help them save money, improve productivity and minimize compliance risks. Every organization has to manage its workforce data. There’s time and attendance, payroll, scheduling, leave, overtime pay, and pension pay-out data among the numerous workforce-related tasks organizations must track on an ongoing basis. Learn how automation and analytics help reveal the value of workforce data to inform better decisions.


Bakersfield PD Locks Down Remote Access with One Identity

Compliance requirements from the U.S. Department of Justice have made two factor authentication a must. Download this case study to see how One Identity Defender allowed the Bakersfield Police Department to meet these requirements and save money for their department.


Use Case: Government Endpoint

Government endpoints are a critical path to sensitive government data and are central to government operations. Malicious, unauthorized changes and access to these systems can have a significant impact on an agency’s operations. They can be protected against today’s swiftly changing threat environment in a manner that is minimally disruptive to government operations and meets the productivity needs of the end user.


Market Insights: The Road to Windows 10

This report highlights findings from a recent 1105 Public Sector Media Group survey of 250 government users. The objective of this survey was to determine federal, state, and local government attitudes towards Windows 10. This report details survey respondents’ journey to Windows 10, including migration plans, obstacles and benefits.


Next-Gen Flash Plays Major Role in Modernization

As data continues to grow and evolve, agencies’ storage requirements are changing as well. Today’s agencies need high-performing systems that scale easily and allow for agility. Learn how your organization can gain value by turning to the newest All Flash Arrays to meet these growing storage demands.


2016 Federal Study: The Insecurity of Privileged Users

Privileged users can be an agency’s riskiest employees, as many have access beyond their roles or responsibilities. Moreover, current security platforms often fail to provide the necessary context to show if an incident is caused by an insider. What is your agency doing to address potentially high-risk employees and protect critical data?


2017 Security Predictions: The New Digital Battlefield

The world is transforming, blending the physical and digital into an age of convergence. Is your agency prepared for the resulting security challenges? Drawing upon the deep resources of both Forcepoint Security Labs™ and Raytheon, the 2017 Forcepoint Security Predictions report investigates this new shift that blurs the lines between man and technology.


Millennials: A Tsunami of Risk for Federal Agencies?

Federal agencies face rising threats as more millennials enter the workforce. Almost two-thirds also use their personal devices for their work. More than 60% of millennials won’t take a job without unrestricted access to their social media platforms and more than 40% use the same password for multiple devices and apps. Is your organization ready to handle their relaxed security and technology practices?


The Future of the Data Center Network: Infographic

VMware NSX delivers a completely new operational model for networking that forms the foundation of the Software-Defined Data Center. Because NSX builds networks in software, data center operators can achieve levels of agility, security, and economics that were previously unreachable with physical networks.


Lessons Learned from Healthcare.gov: Why Application Monitoring is Mission-Critical

The newest generation of citizen services is running in the cloud. On paper, that makes perfect sense. The cloud provides a flexible, scalable platform for extending services to wherever citizens might be. In practice, however, it's inviting trouble. Too often, organizations move services to the cloud without the ability to monitor application and website performance. The more successful a service is, the more likely it is that transactions will drop and outages occur—with the agency having no idea why. This whitepaper analyzes the perfect use case: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which runs some of the most high-profile public websites, including Healthcare.gov.


Filling Cybersecurity Gaps

Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM), provides continuous monitoring tools and services to agencies via a governmentwide contract. CDM helps agencies identify their cyber risks on an ongoing basis, prioritize those risks and mitigate them, which is particularly valuable as cyber threats grow to become more sophisticated and complex. Download this digital dialogue to learn highlights from our recent webcast, including how NASA relies on CDM tools to provide greater visibility into cyber vulnerabilities.


Improve Agency Portfolio Management

Federal agencies are acquiring more technology and different types of technology than ever before. IT Portfolio Management rapidly becomes an issue when managing new IT projects, and integrating them with existing systems. Are you looking to improve IT Portfolio Management within your organization? Download this whitepaper for strategies to get a better handle on IT projects, including how tools like InQuisient's IQ Portfolio Insight can help you monitor and manage data across federated organizations and systems, allowing you to deliver trusted, up-to-date information for your decision-makers. Thousands of users across federal agencies, including the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community, already use InQuisient to manage billions of dollars in single instances.


Improve Your Agency’s FITARA Score

The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA), passed by Congress in December 2014, represents the first major overhaul of how federal agencies buy their technology in almost 20 years. In 2015, the FITARA committee worked with the Government Accountability Office to develop a scorecard to help assess agencies' FITARA implementation efforts. Do you need to improve your agency's FITARA Scorecard? This whitepaper explains how you can take steps to do just that, including applying solutions like InQuisient's FITARA A Plus. This tool will track and analyze agency data and automatically generate required FITARA reports in the mandated format.


Detect and Deter Insider Threats: A Before, During and After Approach

Today, there are more connected devices than ever before. Everything from refrigerators and smoke detectors to health bands and lighting are part of a vast interconnected network — with more devices on the way. While these devices bring exciting new capabilities, they also represent new network access points — and a huge threat to the network and everything on it. In this whitepaper, we explore the importance of a comprehensive security strategy, including tips to combat attacks as the threat landscape continues to change.


Mobile Security: The 6 Questions Modern Organizations are Asking

Wherever your organization falls on the spectrum of mobility adoption, the global trend is moving towards BYOD to benefit from enhanced worker productivity, increased revenues, and reduced device and data expenses. However, this increase in mobile devices brings important security implications. Download to get your top mobile security questions answered, including top threats, critical gaps, and why enterprises need visibility into mobile today.


Feds: You Have a BYOD Program, Like It or Not

Many federal agencies claim they don't have a BYOD program. However, after analyzing 20 federal agencies, Lookout discovered 14,622 Lookout-enabled devices associated with government networks. Download this research report to get more data on the state of federal BYOD, including your employees’ personal devices usage at work, who's breaking the rules, mobile malware encounters and more.


6 Steps to Successful Shared Services in Government

Shared services - a model that enables resources to be leveraged across an entire organization or multiple organizations based on agreed upon customer-service levels - is increasingly popular in the public sector. However, to take full advantage of a shared services agreement, the provider and consumer need to find some middle ground to ensure both of their needs are being met.


Easing the Transition: Key Steps for Migrating to Windows 10

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is facing a daunting mission with a tight deadline – the migration of all desktop users to Windows 10 by January 2017. In this digital dialogue, IT experts offer their advice for helping DoD IT teams to make progress on the upcoming deadline. Including how to minimize the complexity of the transition and to future proof desktop migrations overall.


5 Chaos-Inducing IT Trends - And How to Be Prepared

Working in government IT isn’t easy. Constantly shifting trends, technologies, priorities and challenges often leave decision-makers feeling like they are on unstable ground. Fortunately, some steps can be taken to prepare for and harness this new normal of IT disruption. Here are the five forces of chaos to look out for and how to harness them.


True or False: Debunking Flash Myths

This e-book addresses common misconceptions about enterprise flash storage, providing clarity for anyone using or considering flash in enterprise environments. Learn about old myths laid to rest and the reality of how enterprises can make full use of their flash storage investment.


IT Mandate: Getting Ready to Move to Windows 10

Last year, Microsoft Corp. introduced Windows 10—the latest version of its Windows operating system. This new version of its flagship OS offers many features that government agencies should find attractive; especially those looking to increase security and improve mobile device support. Download this IT Mandate to discover the top seven tips for planning a smooth migration to Windows 10.


ITES-3H Focuses on Integrated Solutions

The Army's ITES-Enterprise Hardware Solutions contract began life humbly enough in 2003. It was originally a component of an $800 million contract vehicle to support the Army Infostructure Transformation program. The ITES contract is now in its third iteration - sprawling $5 billion contract that is the principal resource for the Army's IT system needs. Download this contract profile to learn how the Army ITES-3H contract continues to evolve to keep pace with technological trends.


Health IT Guide: Better Tools for Better Outcomes

While technology has always been an important aspect of the healthcare industry, recent advances are helping move the state of healthcare forward. Managing the massive volumes of digital healthcare data and deriving the greatest value from the data for improved patient care is the primary goal. Ensuring patient security is also critical. Standardizing healthcare records formats can help ensure improved collaboration, security and efficiency. Download this guide to see how modern advances are working together to improve the overall quality and effectiveness of healthcare.


Mobile Security: A Multi-Faceted Approach

Government agencies rely on mobile devices more than ever before. And it’s not just field operatives or inspectors. Agency staffers at all levels are being issued mobile devices. The challenge now for agencies is to ensure productivity and access to the tools they need to do their jobs; while at the same time ensuring those devices are truly secure. Security threats facing mobile devices continue to evolve, and so too must the security solutions and policies that protect those devices.


Improving Threat Defenses with Pervasive Network Visibility and Security

With network complexity at an all-time high, gaining visibility across the network is harder than ever to achieve. Using sophisticated behavioral analytics, the Cisco StealthWatch System transforms data from existing infrastructure into actionable intelligence to deliver comprehensive visibility and protection for even the largest, most dynamic networks.


BIM Poised for Greater Adoption

Government agencies at the federal, state and local levels are always looking for ways to improve the manner in which they carry out various programs. This is both to ensure better outcomes and get the most out of the limited financial and staff resources they have to assign to projects. When it comes to building and construction jobs, nothing seems more promising than Building Information Modeling (BIM). Download this report to get access to findings from a recent survey polling more than 100 government and contractor sources about their organizations’ current use of BIM.


SEWP Keeps Pace with Tech Horizons

NASA’s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) contract vehicle has grown in size and currently operates with 145 contract holders, 119 of which are small businesses. Over the years, SEWP has gone from just one of a number of government-wide acquisition contracts (GWACs) to the top of the pile. It’s widely considered as one of best run IT-based contracts and has become a go-to resource for government agencies. Download this special report containing expert viewpoints from SEWP Program Manager, Joanne Woytek and experienced contract holders, as we take a deeper dive into SEWP V.


Mobile Management from the Ground Up

The use mobile of devices throughout government agencies continues to increase. The security threats specifically targeting those devices and the challenges agencies face securing and managing those devices continue to multiply as well. It’s a combination of security solutions and policies to arrive at the delicate balance of ensuring access and ensuring security.


Digital Government: Moving From Vision to Reality

Do agencies really "get" digital government? Do they understand its promise and potential, and do they see it as vital to their future? A recent survey, commissioned by Unisys, explored the perceived and real benefits that agencies are realizing in their efforts to transform through digital technologies. Download this informative Executive Summary to learn more about where federal, state and local agencies are on the path to transformation and where they see that path taking them in the future.


FAA Saves Makes Strategic Sourcing a Reality

In recent years, the federal government has been building its case for strategic sourcing as a way to buy products and services more cost-effectively and efficiently. The Federal Aviation Administration just might be exhibit number one. Download this contract profile to learn how the FAA’s ten-year old program meets mission needs while delivering on cost and quality.


The Future of Military Manufacturing: The Digital Depot

DoD depots are vital to national defense, but aging systems and growing budget pressures stress the capabilities of these highly dynamic environments. To be most effective, depots need to optimize and evolve, transforming into digital depots.


IT Playbook:
Records Management

Most agencies are well on their way toward meeting the 2016 NARA mandate to electronically manage e-mail records. Now they’re looking toward 2019—the deadline for electronically managing all records. Download this resource to get the play-by-play on what to expect from the 2019 mandate and how your agency can strategize to successfully make the transition to electronic records management.


12 Considerations: Build a Business Case for Mobile Platforms

Move beyond tactical mobile apps to a more strategic approach to development, deployment, and management of those apps. Reduce the complexity of developing and managing multiple apps—across varied device platforms—and connecting to many data points and back-end systems. This e-book will help structure and quantify a business case for a mobile app platform approach to mobility.


Invest in the Right Flash Storage Solution

You are looking at flash storage because you see it is taking the storage world by storm. You are interested in accelerating business-critical applications, consolidating a virtual server or desktop deployment, trying to get ahead of your company’s data onslaught, or some combination of the above. This easy-to-read guide was developed to help arm you with key considerations and questions to ask before investing in a flash storage array for your business, today and for the future.


Mobility in Government Services: A Checklist Towards Regulatory Compliance

In the US, the story is already complex, and increasingly so. And the more regulations shift, the tougher it is for government organizations to keep up. In government organizations “nearly 60% say their mobile data protection policies are driven by both internal prioritization and federal and state requirements. However, technical controls to support policies are not always in place. For example, just 27% can prevent data from leaving secured devices.”