In today’s digital world, no organization is immune from cybersecurity threats. Whether it’s Target, LivingSocial, the Federal Reserve or any other public-facing institution, every organization is at risk of having its data and infrastructure compromised. For security professionals today, being secure isn’t just about thwarting attacks – it’s also being prepared to react once you fall victim to a cyberattack.
Cybersecurity has certainly emerged as a key priority for information technology leaders. From the top levels of government, pressures have been increasing to protect U.S. critical infrastructure and collaborate across sectors. Both actions are essential components to improving the country’s security posture.
That’s why GovLoop has released our latest report, “Innovations That Matter: Your Road Map to a Secure Future.” GovLoop’s “Innovations That Matter” series explores topics such as mobile, cloud, geographic information systems — the latest trends and best practices shaping government.
Specifically, this report looks at:
- Insights from 85 public sector cybersecurity professionals.
- An overview of the cybersecurity landscape.
- The importance of assessing your network to define cybersecurity policies.
- A case study from Daniel Durgin, chief enterprise security officer for the state of Maine.
- A case study from Quentin Hodgson, chief of staff for cyber policy at the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
- Best practices for assessing your network for increased security.
- A public-sector cybersecurity cheat sheet.
Cybersecurity has changed the landscape of government, forcing state, local and federal governments to mitigate risk exposure and respond effectively to new and evolving threats. As government continues to collect, manage and store data, and as the number of mobile devices in the workplace grows, the number of target entry points has also substantially increased.
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