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Identity and access management is essential to modern cybersecurity. As agencies transform their IT environments through the adoption of cloud solutions, they need to ensure they can easily manage which users have access to which applications and data
As agencies grapple with how to manage the change of cloud environments, they should look for solutions that can shoulder their workloads.
As federal agencies accelerate their effort to move data, applications and services to the cloud, they often run into an obstacle: Their existing cyber policies and processes were developed with a physical IT infrastructure in mind, not the virtual infrastructure that is the basis of so many modern solutions.
When agencies go to the cloud with grandiose expectations, security’s job is straightforward: Keep everything safe, and stay out of the way.
Using ransomware, cybercriminals can force any agency to do their bidding. And cybercriminals often target state and local agencies because of their smaller budgets and workforces.
What agencies need is the ability to observe their systems’ performance from end to end in real time – and when a problem arises, to identify its source.
In recent years, agencies have become more cognizant of the cloud and its potential benefits, but the comfort of the status quo still beckons.
As Georgia’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), David Allen has seen many ransomware attacks. In some cases, agencies have bounced back in days. In others, they’ve been reduced to using pen and paper.
When the COVID-19 crisis forced many federal employees to start working from home, agency IT leaders found themselves in a new environment — employee living rooms. They quickly realized that while their business continuity plans address key issues around connectivity, security at this scale has proven to be something of an afterthought.