The agencies that protect the citizen data in their clouds the longest are the ones that best assess the risks facing them daily.
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GovLoop surveyed 113 public sector employees about the approach their agency is taking to track cybersecurity spend and how they are improving visibility.
Cloud-based security could be the future of user-focused identity and access management.
The reality for many agencies is their leaders must make tough decisions in prioritizing where the limited funds should go. In some cases, that can leave cybersecurity capabilities with insufficient funds to meet future goals and objectives.
A culture of cybersecurity is when there is top down support for cybersecurity, it is ingrained in and fully integrated all aspects of the mission, and all employees have a mindset of security in everything they do.
As part of the expanding Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program, the Homeland Security Department (DHS) plans to bring on another 30 employees to evaluate, monitor and standardize cybersecurity capabilities across agencies.
The answer may come from how agencies are discussing cybersecurity with potential employees. Too many agencies may present cybersecurity as a losing battle.
Cybersecurity seems simple enough. The old methodology went something along the lines of installing a strong IT network, training employees to identify and avoid risks, and locking down the most sensitive information in-house.
Today’s cyberthreats include foreign governments, criminals, hacktivists and terrorists. Their motivations range from financial gain to hurting the U.S.
One of the challenges to keeping government secure comes from how scattered cybersecurity tools, services and governance is. To combat this issue, a concerted effort is being made to consolidate these pieces of the cybersecurity puzzle to patch up holes and make spending more efficient.