With the pivot to a largely remote workforce and the recent increase in cyberattacks, agencies are racing to implement security initiatives as part of their modernization efforts. This playbook from Duo Security provides step by step guidance on the number and types of attacks, the importance of zero trust, how to secure remote access and how to mitigate the pain points of federal IT.

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  • The Shifting Perimeter

    The secure perimeter, as we have known it, has changed. This is the fundamental truth that has made government’s modernization and cybersecurity challenges all the more daunting. As more systems and applications move to the cloud – and agency users access them via multiple devices and from any location – the perimeter has evolved to wherever each user is. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) holds the key that can unlock many of the tough challenges agencies face as they move toward a zero trust security model and evolve on their IT modernization journeys. Zero trust is the future – and MFA holds the answer to many of government’s most vexing modernization challenges. It allows agencies to gradually migrate from their traditional perimeter-based frameworks while developing future- looking plans that align with their broader IT modernization initiatives. And, importantly, agencies can take action today – to build a seamless security architecture for the future – without making massive changes all at once. Download this white paper now to learn more. Download Now

  • Achieving Zero Trust Security in Federal Agencies

    Current IT modernization initiatives are challenging federal agencies to implement big changes to their infrastructure at an uncomfortable pace, as they look to accommodate the shift to cloud and mobile. An ideal security solution needs to account for both protecting users and rolling out on a realistic but still workable timeline. That’s where zero trust comes in. In the world of federal agencies, there are four underlying methods that can be coordinated to help achieve zero trust: continuous authentication, device assessments, user controls and application access. Each good security methods on their own, but for optimal security — and to count as a true zero trust model — they need to be used in coordination with one another. Download this white paper now to find out how Duo can assist with your agency's migration to a zero trust framework. Download Now

  • Duo for Secure Federal Agency Telework

    Now more than ever, it’s critical that federal employees can telework. For existing and new teleworkers, providing appropriate, secure technology and work-from-home policies are essential to enabling the business of government at any time and in any place. In fact, one of the biggest challenges in the current environment is policy preventing the remote workforce from accessing enterprise computing resources using non-GFE. Historically, the rule of thumb was that users needed GFE. But today’s technology advancements have outpaced policy. Modern tools are capable of validating the security of non-GFE accessing government networks, and they use authenticators that go beyond traditional “all or nothing” virtual private networks to provide tailored access for personal devices. Duo Security offers solutions that enable secure BYOD with a zero trust model, which establishes trust for every access request, regardless of device or location. In other words, it treats every access attempt as equally suspicious and validates the user, device and context for each access attempt. Download Now

  • The Essential Guide to Securing Remote Access

    In early 2020, the need for remote access boomed as organizations around the world instituted work-from-home policies amid a global pandemic. But remote access at massive scale brings with it new challenges. There are threats to users - like phishing, brute-force attacks and password-stealing malware. Devices are also targeted by exploit kits and known vulnerabilities affecting out-of-date software. VPN, RDP, third-party vendors, and cloud and web app access are also targets of malicious hackers. In this guide, you’ll learn how a holistic approach to securing remote access through zero trust security can help mitigate these attacks by ensuring only trusted users and secure devices can access your applications and services. Ideal for security, compliance and risk management officers, IT administrators and other professionals concerned with information security, this guide is for any organization where remote access happens. Download it now to learn more. Download Now

  • The 2020 Duo Trusted Access Report

    There’s no denying it — 2020 has irrevocably changed the workplace for companies and employees alike. It’s been challenging, but there’s also lot we can learn about information security from the sudden shift toward remote work. In Duo Security's 5th annual Trusted Access Report, we seek to do just that, by examining data from over half a billion authentications per month and 26 million devices around the world. Explore the interactive experience and download the report to learn more. Download Now

  • The Path to IT Modernization

    Federal agencies have been charged with modernizing their IT systems - a move that’s been accelerated by the widespread adoption of cloud and mobile technologies. There are a number of key steps agencies can take today to that will help them move away from legacy solutions and toward modern technologies. In this ebook, we look into a five-step approach to federal IT modernization that will help agencies secure access to applications in cloud and mobile environments. Download it now to learn more. Download Now

  • Relieving the Pain Points of Federal IT Modernization

    Federal and government IT and security professionals face a unique challenge: they’re charged with modernizing aging systems to embrace cloud and mobility – yet they’re expected to do so with shoestring budgets, burdensome legacy systems and a buying process rife with fits and starts. It’s an uphill battle, for sure. To combat cyber attacks and to modernize and secure their IT infrastructures, agencies are starting to move toward a zero trust security model. But with all major shifts, it is not without its pain points. In this ebook, we discuss four key pain points federal agencies encounter as part of their IT modernization initiatives and how they can find relief from them. Download it now to learn more. Download Now

  • How DOD Contractors, Agencies Can Get Started on Their CMMC Journey

    The Department of Defense’s new cybersecurity validation standard is a complex process with a simple goal: to ensure contractors have met the department’s security requirements for their information systems. Download this white paper now to learn how DOD contractors and agencies can get started on their CMMC journey today. Download Now

  • Duo for Defense Contractors

    Duo Security provides defense contractors easy and effective security capabilities across multiple CMMC domains including Access Control (AC), Identification and Authentication (IA) and Audit and Accountability (AU), which can help build and maintain a well-rounded security program. Download this white paper now to learn more. Download Now

  • Duo for Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation Program

    Duo Security is a trusted vendor for the CDM Program under Phase 2. Duo helps federal agencies and other public sector organizations ensure their users have access only to the applications and services that are appropriate for their role in the organization, whether on the network or in the cloud. Duo satisfies NIST’s Digital Identity Guidelines (NIST 800-63-3b) and DFARS/FARS (NIST SP 800-171). Download this white paper now to learn more. Download Now

  • Duo for Federal Access

    Duo provides federal agencies easy and effective secure access and authentication to help bridge the gap from current network architectures to modern “trusted endpoint” based architectures. Based on NIST guidance in SP-800-63-3, Duo can be used as an alternative to CAC/PIV or PIV-D solutions in cases where they can’t be used or are not supported. Duo offers two editions – Duo Federal MFA and Duo Federal Access – that are FedRAMP Authorized at the FedRAMP Moderate Impact Level by the Department of Energy (DOE) to help public sector organizations secure data and critical systems with strong multi-factor authentication. Download this white paper now to learn more. Download Now

  • Passwordless: The Future of Authentication

    Tech and security analysts predict organizations will shift to passwordless authentication for users to enable modern digital transformation. This is mainly prompted by the problems that have plagued passwords: they’re costly and burdensome to manage; they cause poor user experiences; and they are easily compromised. Passwordless authentication eliminates reliance on passwords and delivers a host of business benefits, including a better user experience, reduced IT time and costs and a stronger security posture. The market, however, is not yet in a place where true passwordless authentication is easily achievable. Modern organizations cannot cover all of their access use cases today with a single passwordless solution. Challenges include: complex and hybrid IT environments, administrative and management costs, and Compliance regulations. In this white paper, we examine the challenges and the benefits of this shift to passwordless authentication; dig deeper into what is achievable today; and help you plot a five-step phased approach to passwordless your organization can follow to build toward a fully passwordless future. Download it now to learn more. Download Now