Cybersecurity Considerations in a Multi-Cloud Environment

September 23, 2020

A key in a technological cloud environment

By Reuben M. Remember when moving data into the cloud was a radical idea? Those days are long gone. Forbes estimates that 83% of all enterprise workloads will be performed in the cloud by the end of 2020, a remarkable shift in an already rapidly changing digital landscape. Yet the market is increasingly moving beyond… Read more »

Thinking Outside the Box…No, Just Get Rid of the Box

January 29, 2019

A collection of tools ActioNet uses to transform mobile device management

By Eric C. That age-old cliché of Insanity: ‘doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results’, is nothing new obviously, but destined to repeat itself.  Case in point, your Service Desk continues to escalate incidents to advanced engineering because users cannot access their E-mail or calendar on their mobile device while… Read more »

The Era of Citizen Developers

November 26, 2018

by Hooman K. Being a product of the Pascal/C++ command-line programming era, I’d frequently find a way to write reusable code by way of functions to save time. I remember when Microsoft first introduced Visual Basic (VB), with tons of built-in functions and routines. Developers were so excited; it would even auto-complete code as soon… Read more »

ActioNeters Participate in Agile Challenge and Microsoft Hackathon

August 8, 2018

By Michelle V & Chris S On July 25th 2018, ActioNeters across the D.C. Metro area banded together to form the ActioNet A-Team in order to compete in the “Great Agile Challenge”.  This was the very first “hackathon” event and was hosted at Microsoft’s HQ in Chevy Chase, MD.  Competing Agile Teams were given only… Read more »

“We Don’t Need No Stinking Patches”

August 1, 2018

Patching Software

By Cindy H. Though this makes a nice movie line (it was actually “we don’t need no stinking badges” from The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), it does not make a nice attitude for security patches. It seems that as soon as a product is released, it is followed by a software patch or service… Read more »

How Well Do You Know G Suite?

July 26, 2018

G Suite Logo

By: Chad G, Andre T, Jewel J, and Cory T How well do you know G Suite? The ActioNet team within the Science and Research Business Unit (SRBU) provides support for Google’s G Suite to our Federal customers. Google is continuously expanding its G Suite offerings through upgrades and feature additions on a regular basis…. Read more »

Network Access Control – Strengthening Cybersecurity

July 24, 2018

Network Access Control Header

By Paul F. ActioNet recently helped a client implement Network Access Control (NAC) to address a requirement identified under Presidential Executive Order 13800. NAC is a mechanism that can allow federal agencies to define and implement policies that enforce how an agency allows secure access on their network ports for devices attempting to gain network… Read more »

Securing Workloads in the Cloud

July 11, 2018

By Jim L. Have you ever wondered if the Cloud was really secure and how security measures and best practices were implemented? In this blog post we will review the major security concepts to assure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems and data in the Cloud. We will use AWS as the example environment, but… Read more »