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Kali Hernandez
Federal Cybersecurity Specialist

Kali Hernandez is a Federal Cybersecurity Specialist for Fidelis Cybersecurity with more than a decade of experience in supporting federal government programs through modernizing IT infrastructure and... Read More


The Future of Cyber Security – The Best Defense is an Impenetrable Offense

New threats target the government every single day. In order to gain the cyber advantage, government agencies are looking to industry experts in the Federal Systems Integrator community to update their digital transformation strategies. The focus is on reducing risk, modernizing IT infrastructures and hiring leading talent.

When it comes to cybersecurity, government agencies have struggled with building, managing and maintaining the security of their own IT environments, as well as addressing a cyber workforce shortage. According to the Center for Strategic & International Studies, the global cybersecurity workforce shortage will reach 1.8 million unfilled positions by 2022 [1]. Key government officials have responded saying this shortage will be a national security issue if it’s not turned around soon [2]. To help automate cybersecurity and make up for the skill shortage, System Integrators, the likes of Microsoft, Verizon and AT&T, are now employing Enterprise-IT-as-a-Service or Cybersecurity-as-a-Service programs for government agencies.

Why Partner with Fidelis? 

Fidelis Cybersecurity is a leading provider of threat detection, hunting and response solutions. In February 2020, we were announced as the winner of DreamPort’s rapid prototyping event (RPE) by the U.S. Cyber Command. Dubbed “The Rotten Apple in the Bushel,” the competition gave eight cybersecurity vendors the challenge of detecting compromised accounts from multiple network packet capture samples within a short window of time. Fidelis Network, the network traffic analysis component of the Fidelis Elevate platform, was used to collect, analyze and detect anomalous network activity. The capability gap aligned with the Commander’s Critical Information Requirements (CCIRs), considered a critical requirement to the decision-making process that affects successful mission accomplishment.

As seen from the Rotten Apple in the Bushel Challenge, Fidelis has been a strong competitor in the federal cybersecurity space and has a long history as a trusted security provider for more than 40 Civilian, Defense and Intelligence agencies, including System Integrators. We aim to be a valuable partner for more FSIs, delivering unmatched data protection, threat detection, intelligence, and incident response solutions. With a deep bench of subject matter expertise developed and homed in on Government, Defense, and Intelligence environments, Fidelis has intimate knowledge of the unique challenges government security teams face every day.

What makes Fidelis unique to the federal government?

Fidelis Cybersecurity offers Network Traffic Analysis, Digital Forensics and Incident Response as individual solutions, or as an integrated, unified platform to detect, hunt and respond to the most advanced threats. We outlined just some of the capabilities we use to deliver the decisive advantage to our government customers:

  • Proactive capabilities with Fidelis Network and TLS Decryption to provide continuous visibility of your cyber terrain
  • Deceptive countermeasures with Fidelis Deception to change the advantage from the attackers to the cyber warriors by altering the cyber terrain with hundreds or thousands of decoys into the environment
  • Data loss prevention to ensure proactive protection
  • Reactive capabilities to include automated detections, threat hunting, and automating investigations and response actions before data is stolen
  • Predictive capabilities by machine learning and artificial intelligence to detect anomalies, determine the probability of compromise, and assist in metadata analysis when searching for known and unknown threats alike
  • Retrospective countermeasures to analyze threat intelligence and provide increased visibility for cyber warriors

Fidelis Cybersecurity provides the roadmap for a secure government with continuous, real-time visibility across the environment and automation to propel the efficiency and speed of security operations. FSIs pave the way in arming the government community with the cybersecurity tools they need to protect against their most advanced threats, and we believe Fidelis is a critical component to their cybersecurity arsenal. Learn more about how we modernize the cyber security posture of the government or contact us if you have any questions or would like to set up a meeting!