Securing Digital Content Beyond Your Network

One of the greatest challenges agencies face in their digital transformation journeys is securing electronic content, particularly sensitive information, in a time of increased cyberthreats.

This is a shift in focus for agencies that have previously prioritized securing networks and devices over data. But the old way of operating is no longer tenable. The proliferation of mobile and internet-connected devices has made it easier for employees to access information anytime, anywhere and from any device. These same devices can pose major risks if they’re operating on government networks without first being properly secured and configured.

It only takes one click on a malicious file to expose your agency’s most valued digital assets to bad actors. But external threats aren’t the only risks that agencies must defend against. Insiders can also misuse their privileged access to IT systems and data for personal use or financial gain. For agencies trying to thwart these diverse and persistent threats, the road ahead may seem long and difficult. But there are practical steps agencies can implement to enhance their approach to security.

GovLoop partnered with Adobe to take a deep dive into the challenges and opportunities that agencies face as they look to secure digital content beyond their network. In this report, you’ll hear from Steven Gottwals, Technical Director for Security Solutions at Adobe Federal, as well as Nick Wagner, Information Technology Officer with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and James Quinn, Lead System Engineer for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program, who spoke at the 2017 Adobe Digital Government Symposium.

These technology experts share specific case studies on how they approach digital security at their organizations, the issues they face, and steps they took to enhance cybersecurity.