Security Operations in Government: Breaking Down What You Need to Know

Government agencies are barraged with more than 10,000 cyberthreats every day. Not only do agencies need equipped cyber professionals to manage and counter these threats, they also need IT operations professionals to ensure systems are at peak performance.

At the same time, not every threat is critical and not every threat needs to be managed the same way. As a result, government leaders need to help their cyber professionals sift through the threats and ignore the less critical ones while mitigating the ones that actually matter.

The best way to do this is by improving security operations – connecting security and operations teams to create more visibility in your agency’s networks. This relationship allows security and operations teams to work better together in identifying the types of security threats facing networks, prioritize responses accordingly and make sure systems and services are running smoothly for all end users.

This pocket guide will provide an overview of security operations in government. We’ll explain what SecOps is, why it matters and offer tips for agencies to apply SecOps to their IT and cybersecurity teams. We’ll also provide insights from SecOps use cases to help move your agency’s strategies forward.