Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, government agencies have learned two basic lessons about remote work.
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The sudden influx of teleworkers means IT professionals have to secure infrastructure, applications and systems in a new, and more complex, environment.
Agencies should fully understand how to embed information security into IT best practices and amongst all users to protect agency data.
Agencies with evidence of robust IT controls are more likely to possess the hallmarks of strong IT security environments.
Data and automation were at the top of the talking point list for 2020 when federal officials and an industry partner spoke at GovLoop’s online training, “Gov’s Technology Wishlist,” on Tuesday.
IT controls consist of the procedures and policies that help ensure that technologies are being used for their intended purposes in a reasonable manner.
Monitoring IT networks is critical for state and local governments that are modernizing their IT in order to coordinate actions and track their ownership of solutions.
Foreign governments and insider threats – careless or untrained insiders – are growing cybersecurity dangers for government agencies at every level.
Agencies can improve their modernization initiatives, and address concerns around security, by consolidating their IT solutions with the help of ITOM tools and the five-step process. Not only can consolidation help with modernization efforts and security, but it can also improve efficiency and cost-savings.
There are five steps that can help agencies better navigate challenges and benefit from IT modernization and consolidation.