Protect Your Government Organization from Cyber Threats

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Protect Your Government Organization from Cyber Threats

Did you know this last year (2023) there has been a 40% increase in cyber-attacks against public sector organizations?

Cyber-attacks tend to increase when there are operations running on legacy systems, gaps in security talent or when a government organization’s approach to cybersecurity are not evolving. Today’s sophisticated kill chains – or stages of a cyber-attack – are often composed of a series of low fidelity signals, making it incredibly challenging to correlate alerts across siloed solutions and see an enterprise-wide view of the entire kill chain. This issue is further compounded by legacy security tools, including SIEMs (Security information and event management), that were not designed for today’s hybrid environment. As a result, many organizations have large gaps in visibility and coverage across their environment. 

Cybersecurity is complex and requires the need for constant innovation, skilled resources, automation, and scalability. If a threat isn’t detected, it could result in a full-on cyber-attack against your government organization, and it could be catastrophic. It could disrupt vital services that people rely on every day. It could bring operations to a complete stop. It could compromise the identities of your government workforce or the public.

As governments expand their digital ecosystem and cyber threats increase and attacks become more sophisticated, it’s never been more important than it is right now to do everything in your power to protect your digital estate and that starts with having the ability to detect threats early. 

Benefits of having the ability to prevent, detect, and respond to sophisticated threats:

  1. You are better equipped to defend against cyberattacks. AI and automated tools can help you prevent, detect, and respond to threats like phishing attempts and credential theft.
  2. Modernization of your cybersecurity capabilities and implementation of the zero trust architecture can protect your digital infrastructure and safeguard public data.
  3. Feel confident that your hybrid workspaces are secure, allowing government employees to securely work anywhere, anytime, on any device.
  4. Improved security outcomes with fewer resources by updating your government cybersecurity operations while addressing the security talent gap.

Take action:

Modernize your security operations center to put your organization in a better position to manage, detect and respond to threats across your whole digital ecosystem.

Implement a Zero Trust approach to secure all layers of your digital estate that will explicitly and continuously verify every transaction, providing you with advance detection and real-time response.

Make sure your hybrid and remote workspaces are as secure as possible.

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