The Cybersecurity Threats That Keep State CISOs Up at Night
Cybersecurity is a concern that never goes away from state CIOs and CISOs. New adversaries keep cropping up and the threat landscape is always changing. Phishing remains a concern, and CISOs are also worried about the rise of commodity malware, ransomware and cybersecurity attacks being launched from other government devices. Agencies can guard against such risks by focusing on end-user training and strategic investments in endpoint security and next-generation anti-virus tools, state CISOs say.
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Andy Hanks, Montana CISO
Aaron Call, Minnesota CISO
Chuck Grindle, Kentucky CIO
Eric Boyette, North Carolina CIO
- Phishing attacks remain a persistent threat to state government networks, along with ransomware and cybersecurity attacks being launched from other government devices.
- Attacks are coming from both sophisticated criminal enterprises and nation-states that are targeting American institutions and democracy.
- In addition to end-user training, defenders can use next-generation, behavior-based security tools and artificial intelligence to counter threats.