NASCIO 2020: How States Are Securing Remote Work Environments
State governments had to make a massive shift to remote work this spring in response to stay-at-home orders during the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic. While necessary, that shift also expanded the attack surface for malicious actors. We spoke with IT leaders from across the country virtually during the NASCIO 2020 annual conference about the steps they are taking to keep remote workers safe from cyberthreats.
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Danielle Cox, CISO, West Virginia
Nelson Moe, CIO, Virginia
Tarek Tomes, CIO, Minnesota
- Users are more susceptible to cyberattacks, especially phishing attacks, when they are working from home because they may let their guard down.
- The pandemic served as an opportunity to double down on deploying some security features, such as multifactor authentication.
- Endpoint detection and response tools can help state agencies protect users from advanced threats.