In the wake of recent high-profile data breaches at the Office of Personnel Management, Indiana’s Medicaid program and other government entities, cybersecurity has moved to the top of the priority list for federal, state and local government agencies. The sense of urgency is building as agencies seek to avoid becoming the next cybersecurity headline.
Government technology leaders know, however, that cybersecurity can quickly become an all-consuming effort that requires significant resources. The challenge is to develop and implement a cybersecurity strategy that protects the agency and its constituents from breaches, but does so within financial and logistical constraints.
Governments need holistic, costeffective IT solutions that adjust rapidly and repeatedly to a constantly changing threat environment. This approach builds a robust, defense-in-depth approach to security that remains resilient against future threats. Agencies build cybersecurity programs to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information. Increasingly, however, they are also faced with evolving regulatory frameworks guiding the selection, design and deployment of cybersecurity controls.
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