Agencies can improve their modernization initiatives, and address concerns around security, by consolidating their IT solutions with the help of ITOM tools and the five-step process. Not only can consolidation help with modernization efforts and security, but it can also improve efficiency and cost-savings.
Astronomical amounts of data flow through government agencies every day. With all of that comes increased security, storage and analytic requirements that can cause agencies to stumble through the process. Limited resources further add to difficulties, making it crucial for agencies to find a solution that can get everything done efficiently.
Agencies subsequently need a strong data governance strategy for protecting their sensitive citizen information from cybersecurity threats.
When leaders have greater security awareness and understanding of cybersecurity risks, fully informed decisions can be made to apply mitigations and controls.
The stats speak for themselves. 52 percent of public sector organizations that were breached were attacked where a patch was available.
The agencies that protect the citizen data in their clouds the longest are the ones that best assess the risks facing them daily.
The Trump administration rolled out a new program aimed at retraining federal employees to fill open cybersecurity positions in the government.
GovLoop surveyed 113 public sector employees about the approach their agency is taking to track cybersecurity spend and how they are improving visibility.
Common themes that make or break the success of the project are consistent. This includes how cybersecurity fits into the transformation. Every project has five phases and cybersecurity efforts must be a part of all of them.
Organizations must make closing the cybersecurity a focus area that is woven in their strategy plans. Alignment from the top down will drive progress in the right direction.