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Cyberattacks against public sector organizations are on the rise. The adoption of modern security technology, processes and ongoing skill development of your team is crucial to protect your digital landscape.

Cybersecurity is shaping the world and impacting public sector organizations

150 percent

Rise in cyber-attacks

Cyber incidents targeting government agencies from Dec 2022 to Aug. 2023 rose by 150%. Source: Statista – December 2023

53 percent

Attacks on Gov. & critical infrastructure

53% of attacks focused on government and critical infrastructure. Source: Digital Defense Report 2023

85 percent

Rise in AI based attacks

85% rise in AI-based attacks. Source: Security Magazine, 2023

58 percent

Cybersecurity success rate

Cyberattacks are successful 58% of the time when SOC maturity is low. Source: Digital Defense Report 2022

10.5 trillion dollars

Cybercrime cost by 2025

$10.5 trillion in cybercrime cost by 2025 Source: Digital Defense Report 2023

Cybersecurity in the Public Sector

Cybersecurity is shaping the world and impacting every organization. The speed, scale, and sophistication of attacks combined with the security talent shortage and operational complexity give attackers an asymmetric advantage over defenders. Due to outdated technology and systems, lack of cyber talent and dated processes, government organizations are finding they are not prepared to deal with the scale, complexity, and ever-changing nature of cyberattacks. Artificial intelligence can help upskill or reskill teams, streamline tasks, and make it easier to detect and respond to threats quickly.

Implement an AI cyber defense strategy

Cybersecurity is a complex field that requires continuous innovation, skilled personnel, automation, and scalability. Microsoft’s security experts can collaborate with public sector organizations to implement an AI-driven cyber defense strategy that integrates the cyber ecosystem of a sector, region, or country. By leveraging AI technology, modernizing cybersecurity processes, and empowering security teams, public sector organizations can ensure they are equipped to manage and operate a next-generation government security operations platform.

Learn more about the importance of an AI cyber defense strategy

AI-powered cybersecurity capabilities

AI powered threat intelligence

User & entity behavior analytics

Security orchestration, automation & response

Security information & event management

Security posture management

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2023 Microsoft Digital Defense Report

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