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DHS provides a wealth of resources and guidance to regional and local jurisdictions, to help them protect and maintain critical infrastructure. However, Kathy McMullin, Planner with the Utah State Division of Emergency Management, described the necessary role that state government can play in providing more localized support.
Federal cybersecurity is a risk-management issue. But effective risk management is often hindered by government’s fragmented governance structures. We sat down with experts at PwC for tips on developing a solid governance program.
The need for an end-to-end solution is overwhelming, because as recent data breaches show, security is everyone’s problem — not just IT’s.
The ransomware surge complicates the risk management picture, but it may also help bring priorities into focus.
A primary responsibility of DHS is maintaining and securing the assets, systems, and networks comprising the 16 critical infrastructure sectors. That’s no easy task and it’s only getting more difficult.
How can a group of individuals spread across the globe, working behind their personal computers, with no real budget, successfully take down organizations and governments with millions—sometimes billions—of dollars to spend on cybersecurity?
If you’re a federal IT decision maker, it’s worth taking time to analyze your defenses and question your readiness to tackle new age cyberthreats.
“Agencies must keep in mind that applying security measures to digital content must be easy, and that’s where automation helps.” —John Landwehr
IoT provides a number of potential benefits for the federal space, but risks remain. There’s a long road ahead, but with stronger authentication methods, education and industry collaboration, the federal government could thrive in the IoT revolution.