Whitepapers


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.


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.