Securing the Future: The Role of Automation in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Automation by IPKeys

Art Clomera Vice President, Operations India, the US, Indonesia, and China alone account for almost half of the total reported cyberattacks in the government sector. Threats, ranging from espionage to malware designed to disrupt critical national infrastructure, are a defining feature of modern geopolitical relations. This barrage demands always-on, predictive, continuously improving advanced cybersecurity measures.    […]

Cloud Readiness Assessment: Is Your Organization Ready to Move to the Cloud?

Cloud Readiness Assessment

Art Clomera Vice President, Operations The benefits of migrating mission-critical systems and data to the cloud are many and well-documented: agility, access to cutting-edge technology, cost savings, efficiency, scalability, and resilience. But before diving headfirst, how do you know if your organization is ready for the transition?    Enter the cloud readiness assessment.  The Cloud […]

Aligning cybersecurity with GRC: 2024’s best GRC tools

GRC Tools

Art Clomera Vice President, Operations Most organizations succeed (or falter) based on the information they keep and the sophistication with which they can manage it. It’s why having the right GRC tools in place to help manage governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) issues around information has become a standard organizational strategy.   While CISOs […]

Best-in-Class Cybersecurity Tools and Software for 2024

2024 Cybersecurity Tools

Art Clomera Vice President, Operations 2024’s cybersecurity landscape demands a new breed of cybersecurity tools, ones that blend cutting-edge technology with predictive intelligence, advanced analytics, and adaptive strategies. Deep learning algorithms and comprehensive data analysis empower these tools to be proactive and predictive, seamlessly integrating into cloud, on-premises, and hybrid environments.  This year’s challenges are […]

Demystifying CUI: Your Comprehensive Guide for 2024

What is Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)?

Art Clomera Vice President, Operations What is Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)? The era of CUI before Executive Order 13556 was fragmented, haphazard, and far leakier than it is today.   Each agency had its own rules and procedures for handling unclassified information, leading to a complex, confusing jumble of policies. Sharing information across multiple government […]

Securing the Future: Exploring the Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP)

Cybersecurity National Action Plan

Art Clomera Vice President, Operations On February 9, 2016, the Obama Administration released the Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP), marking the high point of a seven-year effort built upon prior lessons learned from cybersecurity trends, threats, and intrusions.    Many experts applauded its comprehensive approach and initiatives to improve federal cybersecurity practices, investing in research, and […]

GRC in Cybersecurity: Why is it Important? 

GRC in Cybersecurity: Why is it Important?

Art Clomera Vice President, Operations Simply put, Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) in cybersecurity fosters a culture of transparency, accountability, and trust by promoting good governance, effective risk management, and regulatory compliance. It originated from the Open Compliance and Ethics Group (OCEG) in 2002 and has become indispensable due to the increasing complexity of cybersecurity […]

What are the NIST Special Publications (SPs) 800 Series? 

NIST Special Publications (SPs)

Art Clomera Vice President, Operations The NIST Special Publication 800 series provides a comprehensive framework for managing the security of federal information systems and the private sector. In federal agencies, these procedural frameworks serve as the very cornerstone of the nation’s cybersecurity, offering guidance to establishing baseline requirements for information security across all agency operations […]

From Risk to Authorization: Understanding ATO in Cybersecurity

ATO in Cybersecurity

Art Clomera Vice President, Operations The Authorization to Operate (ATO) is crucial for the US Federal Government and the Department of Defense (DoD). It represents an official management decision granted by a senior organizational official. The ATO Cybersecurity decision authorizes the operation of an information system and explicitly acknowledges the associated risks to agency operations, […]