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Tips for Evolving Your Public Sector Database Strategy in 2024

By SolarWinds Senior Vice President of Engineering Krishna Sai

Krishna Sai leads the engineering, technology and architecture teams at SolarWinds. He is a seasoned leader and entrepreneur with over two decades of experience scaling global engineering teams and building winning products across multiple industries. Sai has held leadership roles at Atlassian, Groupon, and Polycom,

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Building a Practical Cyber Security Risk Awareness Strategy

Nick Denning, CEO of IT consultancy Diegesis and veteran of multiple public sector IT transformation projects shares his thoughts with GPSJ on what makes a successful risk awareness strategy

Risk management involves identifying, assessing, mitigating, and planning for potential events that could impact a business. This article explores risk management in practice and the priorities

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How observability is crucial to tackling tool sprawl

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek, SolarWinds

The task facing government departments and agencies as they progress towards their digital transformation objectives cannot be underestimated. For the IT professionals involved, it requires modernising their operations, applications, and databases while leveraging hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. And all of this must be done while supporting existing traditional workloads

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Hackers in the White House

By Casey Ellis, CTO and Founder of Bugcrowd Cyber experts levelling the playing field and disrupting threat actors

In technology circles, it’s a well-known and often lamented fact that technology and cybersecurity have a habit of moving at a much faster pace than policy. “Hackers on the Hill” (HotH) is a program that works to

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Managing digital expectations as pressure mounts for public sector transformation

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™ at SolarWinds

With citizens looking for convenience wherever they can—from responsive mobile apps to joined-up services—public sector organisations are under increasing pressure to develop and deliver the IT solutions needed to facilitate such services.

It was something laid out in June when the U.K. Government published its 2022 – 2025

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Removing departmental siloes is vital for Governments under fire from state-sponsored salvos

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™ at SolarWinds

When it comes to IT, much is made of the differences between public and private sector projects. People are quick to point out the world’s most successful go-getting companies use technology to gain a competitive advantage, while the public sector is motivated by the delivery of services to

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The importance of trust in delivering public services

Sascha Giese, Head Geek™ at SolarWinds

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™ at SolarWinds

Trust underpins the foundations of modern and legitimate democracies. From civil safety and national security to upholding the rule of law, trust is vital if we’re to function as a society.

Get it right, and public trust can

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Mitigating supply chain attacks: protecting the software development cycle

Eilon Elhadad

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued practical steps to help tackle the significant increase in the number of cyberattacks resulting from supply chain vulnerabilities. To support this initiative, companies should minimise the complexity of the process, choose as few security vendors as possible, and build adoption programs, explains Eilon

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Tackling the Threat of Ransomware by Addressing Social Engineering

Ransomware has long been a menace and has even led to some referring to it as the digital plague of our time. The constant barrage of cyberattacks in the last few years has raised concerns, particularly for organisations that must get to grips with the tactics used by threat actors trying to gain access to

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Smart Cities: Taking a Security-Minded Approach to Open and Shared Data

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™ at SolarWinds

In our increasingly crowded urban settings, delivering better, safer, and more sustainable environments for citizens is central to both short- and long-term national and local government strategies.

As a result, the accelerating development of smart cities is driving huge advances in technology and the use of data across

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LGfL to bolster public sector online defences in response to National Cyber Security Centre alert to act now following Russia’s attack on Ukraine

“LGfL-The National Grid for Learning is set to bolster public sector online defences in response to the National Cyber Security Centre’s alert to act now following Russia’s attack on the Ukraine,” says John Jackson, CEO, whose organisation has stepped up its cybersecurity resilience package to include monitoring, identification, sandboxing1 and the eradication of ever-evolving threats

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SolarWinds Launches Comprehensive Observability, Empowering Customers to Accelerate Digital Transformation

Integrated solution enables IT agility, productivity, and actionable intelligence for organisations of all sizes and industries, wherever they are on their modernisation and cloud migration journeys

SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI), a leading provider of simple, powerful, and secure IT management software, announces the launch of SolarWinds® Hybrid Cloud Observability, built on the SolarWinds Platform. The SolarWinds Platform

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Can ‘One Login for Government’ Deliver Digital Success for the U.K. Public Sector?

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™ at SolarWinds

The pace of digital transformation across the public sector has accelerated significantly in recent years, and with Covid-19 prompting a near-overnight shift to online services, the process has come a long way already. Services once requiring pages of paperwork now are fully digitised—renewing your passport or driver’s license

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Understanding the Future of IT in Defence

By Charles Damerell, Senior Director UKI at SolarWinds

In responding to the demand for better digital capabilities, defence organisations are among many across the public sector to have seen significant recent changes in their technology strategies and investment choices.

This has delivered a wide range of benefits, such as enabling the sector to cope with

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Cyber Security in the Public Sector: An Increasingly Lucrative Target That Needs Better Protection

by John Price, Head of Public Sector at Check Point Software UK&I

There’s nothing quite like a global pandemic with legally enforceable lockdowns to expose a demographic’s dependence on digital infrastructure. While the devastating SolarWinds breach in late 2020 made headlines around the world for its impact on corporations like Cisco and Microsoft and their

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Public Sector IT: How Monitoring Could Be The Answer

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™ at SolarWinds

As organisations throughout the public sector have turned to remote working solutions over the past year and a half during the global pandemic, technology has solved countless problems—but it’s created challenges, too. The tried and tested “business as usual” processes were disrupted, and organisations were forced to rely

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Annual SolarWinds Study Reveals Opportunities for Business and IT Collaboration in Managing Enterprise Risk Driven by Internal and External Security Threats

SolarWinds IT Trends Report 2021: Building a Secure Future examines how technology professionals perceive the evolving state of risk in today’s business environment following internal impact of COVID-19 IT policies and exposure to external breaches

SolarWinds introduces Secure by Design program as a guide for industry-wide approach to help prevent

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How to Maximise the Advantages of Hybrid IT

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™ at SolarWinds

Recent research in the U.K. public sector shows a combination of cloud and local infrastructure will continue to be used over the course of this year, with up to 53% of services confirming they use hybrid infrastructure. In essence, hybrid IT is the integration of on-premises IT services

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Address the red flags of cybersecurity before raising the white flag

Tom McVey, Solution Architect, Menlo Security, explains why government and defence organisations must look to build security resilience in 2021

In a year heavily influenced by the global crisis, the security risks faced by government and defence organisations are greater than ever, with cyber criminals exploiting ‘pandemic fear’ to launch more and more sophisticated

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In an Age of Digital Transformation, Security Is Now a Core Competency for IT Professionals

Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

While cybersecurity isn’t an immediate casualty of increased complexity, the more digitally transformed public sector organisations become, the more vulnerabilities they face. Similarly, as global workforces have recently moved to their homes, IT teams across every industry have been faced with a

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