Federal networks and systems today are under unrelenting attack by persistent, sophisticated and resourceful adversaries who operate on behalf of nation states or criminal groups with the aim of stealing sensitive data, causing harm or exploiting federal and military systems.
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Particularly at the state and local levels, the number of cybersecurity-related jobs already outnumbers people qualified to fill them, and that demand is growing rapidly. To counter that shortage, some organizations are creating new strategies to organize and recruit cyber professionals.
The proliferation of access points has added to the problem of keeping information safe. Now data is being accessed from remote work centers and employees’ homes or positions in the field, plus mobile devices and more. Here are four main access points to watch out for.
Cybersecurity is everywhere. Major attacks dominate the media, agencies shape their strategies around security, and almost all new employees have to learn about computer safety tips when they start a new job. But despite this apparent pervasive quality of cybersecurity, many agencies still struggle to develop a clear to-do list.
Learn how to tackle insider threats.
This interview is an excerpt from our recent guide, The Future of Cybersecurity, which examines 15 trends transforming the way government safeguards information and technology. In the wake of a several high-profile data breaches, government agencies at every level have been scrambling to shore up cyber defenses. Looking for ways to better defend their dataRead… Read more »
Today, data has become a new natural resource and is powering many services we rely on. Think about your smartphone: every app and service is powered by data. From restaurant and movie reviews, to GPS directions and weather alerts, authoritative data, often made public by government, helps provide these services. With access to data beingRead… Read more »
The following is an excerpt from GovLoop’s latest industry perspective on information governance. To read the full thing, head here. The EPA’s mission is to protect human health and the environment. To accomplish that, officials must be able to provide information and data to researchers, policymakers and citizens when they need it. This means the agencyRead… Read more »
Sony was recently subject to one of the biggest hacks in history. The breach has led to the release of over 40,000 nonemployees’ Social Security numbers. This includes former employees and actors, dating as far back as 1984. This was in addition to the 6,500 current identities lost — and the hackers obtained several unreleasedRead… Read more »
Edward Snowden. Robert Hanssen. Bradley Manning. Aldrich Ames. At one point, these people were all part of workforces that organizations depended on. But an organization’s backbone can soon become its biggest vulnerability. With insider threat costs ranging from $5,000 to $3 million per incident, how can your agency address the potentially devastating impact of anRead… Read more »