Threats to critical infrastructure come in every shape and size. Physical threats from malicious actors and environmental instability are always concerns, while threats in cyberspace are mounting every day. Add onto those risks the fact that government funds are diminishing while critical assets are aging, and the challenge of maintaining security can seem overwhelming.
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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.
Many agencies are challenged to support their critical infrastructure goals with a scalable, high-performance IT infrastructure. Learn how government can meet that challenge through open source solutions that support intelligent cloud deployments.
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.
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.