Whitepapers


Protect Data in Transit: A Forward-Thinking Approach

Agencies commonly agree on the importance of data encryption in their cybersecurity efforts, however sometimes lose sight of the particular advantages of high-speed encryption, especially when it is performed at the optical layer. Learn more in this informative report to better understand how applying optical encryption to in-flight data can help ensure greater data security for you!


6 Ways BDNA Improves Your Cybersecurity Posture

To proactively address cybersecurity risk, federal agencies need comprehensive visibility into their IT environments and actionable data to prioritize risk-mitigation activities. These six capabilities will help do that.


Restricting Third-Party Access to Applications

Should you restrict third-party access to only the applications users need to do their job? Most traditional methods provide network level access to the enterprise vs. application level access control. This approach is typically cumbersome for IT departments and can expose the enterprise to attacks. For years we have known that third-parties are the main gateway for data breaches. Learn how to optimize and secure your third-party access and provide access to only the applications users need, not the entire network.


How Education Institutions Can Avoid Becoming the Next Ransomware Victim

As an education leader, if you haven’t heard of ransomware, you might soon become acquainted. Ransomware — a family of malware that hijacks an organization’s data so hackers can extort a payment — is increasingly prevalent across all types of organizations because it’s such a profitable business model for cyber thieves. This paper presents a step-by-step approach for understanding today’s ransomware threats, along with best practices for preventing them.


2017 Forcepoint Security Predictions Report

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.


Gartner Report: Top 4 Mobile Security Insights for CISOs

Over the past year, Gartner has provided important observations and guidance as to the shift in the mobile enterprise security market. Read this report to learn how to best navigate this changing market. You will also gain four key insights and recommendations to prepare for strategic conversations about reducing mobile risks and the value associated with fast remediation of mobile security incidents.


Snapshot Report: A New Blueprint for Digital Government

Digital services are the future of government. Yet despite the clear need for improved digital services, agencies without a mature digital strategy simply can’t get there. To achieve a successful and sustainable transformation, services must be anchored with reliable security. Download this special report to learn the six strategies agencies should adopt to ensure digital transformations are both effective and secure.


Build a Case for Intelligent Automation

Agencies are having to do more with less, but still must deliver efficient services to meet rising citizen expectations. This environment makes a compelling case for intelligent automation, which can help agencies improve interactions with their constituents and enhance employee job satisfaction. In this Guest Column, we hear from KPMG's Government Intelligent Automation Lead, Kirke Everson as he explains how intelligent automation can help agencies streamline operations and reduce costs.


Apply Modern DLP for Full Protection

As budgets tighten, risks change, and government mandates grow, Data Loss Prevention (DLP) emerges as a way to minimize costs, avoid incidents, and simplify compliance. DLP tools identify exactly where data is at all times— at rest, in transit and in use. Download this whitepaper to find out the key capabilities needed to ensure the most comprehensive level of protection for your agency’s data.


Improve Cybersecurity with Network Visibilty

Federal agency executives are making modernizing their IT a high priority. And it’s not just to provide citizens with the high-quality digital services they expect these days. There are federal mandates like FITARA. Plus it’s just good business sense. Many agencies are held back with legacy systems that are expensive to maintain, difficult to secure and integrate and simply don’t perform at the level required to support modern digital services. The cloud is emerging as the preferred platform to support these IT modernization efforts. The cloud provides the flexibility, agility and security government agencies need as they move to modernize IT.


Advanced IT Playbook: Take FITARA to the Next Level

Despite some progress, agencies have a long way to go when it comes to FITARA. The most important thing is ensuring the foundation is in order before getting more ambitious. That means understanding all IT assets—cost, location, or potential redundancy. Download this IT Playbook to learn helpful tips to get your agency on the path to FIARA success.


NETCENTS-2 Contract Delivers on Price and Products

Since its debut in 2013, the Air Force’s NETCENTS-2 family of IDIQ contracts has delivered a wide array of products and services from a variety of vendors. This is intended to help the Air Force and other eligible defense agencies standardize networks, encourage interoperability and manage IT requirements from an enterprise perspective. In this Contract Profile, we explore how NETCENTS-2 has evolved to keep up with increasing demand and ever-changing technology needs.


CDM Program Will Combat Cyberthreats

Cyberthreats continue to bring security concerns to government organizations. However, agencies are taking strong action and with the help of the CDM program, they can follow guidance to properly protect and defend their networks. In this helpful infographic, you’ll learn how taking a holistic approach to adopting CDM can help agencies combat new threats.


Nimble Storage Vision Drives to Leadership in Gartner Magic Quadrant

Gartner gives a breakdown of how different storage vendor systems compare to each other, giving the strengths and cautions of different known companies like IBM, Dell, and Nimble Storage . Download this informative white paper to see how Nimble Storage stacks up to the competition.


US Fish and Wildlife Service Revamps Operations with Nimble Storage

In 2013 the US Fish and Wildlife Services found its old storage-area network reaching its end of life and becoming difficult to manage. The FWS decided to go with Nimble Storage and federal solutions partner IT Navigation. Nimble Storage utilizes flash in a fundamentally different way. This unique approach should result in very favorable performance for spindle metrics, data center environmental factors, and simplicity of use. Download this article to learn more!


5 Things to Consider When Evaluating Flash Storage

The performance benefits of all-flash storage might be clear, but there are other critical criteria when evaluating flash technology. Here are 5 insights that will help you ask the right questions during your evaluation.


6 Strategies for Transformation Beyond Digital Government

Government agencies are under tremendous pressure to work faster, smarter and better. Many have embraced basic mobile device management and secure e-mail to help them achieve those goals. Now they’re realizing their employees need more and are recognizing the advantages of adding applications to provide secure mobile access to files, instant messaging and other job-specific tools. In this Executive Insights, we explore six strategies agencies can implement for improved mobile management.


Enterprise Outlook: The Software-Defined Enterprise

To keep pace with technology modernization efforts, agencies need to find ways to improve how they ingest, manage, integrate and share large amounts of data from diverse sources. In this Enterprise Outlook, we explore how defining all moving pieces via software can help agencies achieve effective integration leading to benefits such as lower costs, greater agility and higher productivity.


Techniques for Dealing with Ransomware, Business Email Compromise and Spearphishing

New, sophisticated cyber-attacks are outpacing organizations’ defenses and users are the weakest link. In 2016, most organizations were the victim of ransomware, BEC or spearphishing and 25% of them didn’t even know it! Download this whitepaper to lower your agency's odds of becoming a victim.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.