All posts by Jim Kovach

Jim Kovach
Author: Jim Kovach
Mobile Security Specialist, Public Sector. View the author's experience and accomplishments on LinkedIn.

Posts by Jim Kovach:

How Federal Agencies Should Prioritize and Address the Requirements Set forth by OMB

Federal agencies face a unique set of challenges. Since the publication of the Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity (“EO”), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has released several directives. Despite the directives’ interconnected nature, Federal Civilian Executive Branch (FCEB) agencies still have budgetary constraints, meaning prioritizing their […]

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NCCoE Guide on Zero Trust Architectures: Draft Released

For some time now, security teams have been contending with a fundamental shift: the erosion or complete disappearance of a security perimeter. When sensitive assets can be anywhere, the prospect of building defenses aimed at keeping the bad actors “out” becomes impractical. It is for these reasons that the establishment […]

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Zimperium Joins NIST Project on Zero Trust Architectures

Zimperium has been working closely with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The NCCoE is a collaborative hub in which industry organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions work together to address businesses’ most pressing cybersecurity challenges. Through these engagements, we […]

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Mobile Threat Defense for OMB Memorandum M-22-09

OMB Memorandum M-22-09: Moving the U.S. Government Toward Zero Trust Cybersecurity Principles. On January 26, 2022, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published M-22-09 Moving the U.S. Government Toward Zero Trust Cybersecurity Principles. M-22-09 sets out activities that agencies need to undertake to meet the requirements under Executive Order […]

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NSA Reports Rise in Publicly Known and Active Wi-Fi Attacks

The United States National Security Agency (NSA) recently released a Cybersecurity Information Sheet, “Securing Wireless Devices in Public Settings,” outlining the risks and recommended security best practices for users accessing public WiFi networks. The document provides reasonable recommendations for users in organizations that have not taken proactive measures to detect […]

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Zimperium Announces Government User Group

The modern public sector organization faces an increasingly sophisticated array of cyber threats, putting critical data and infrastructure constantly at risk. The recently distributed workforce only increases these threat vectors, especially with the implementation and adoption of mobile endpoints. Whether the agency has adopted bring your own device (BYOD), government […]

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