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Cybersecurity at government

May 24, 2022 | cybersecurity, Resources, soffid

Any government’s primary security challenge is data loss related to security breaches. Protecting sensitive data from being exfiltrated and falling into the wrong hands is a government’s responsibility to their people. This task is hard to accomplish because of the high number of user profiles and application systems. While a typical company has a huge workforce with a limited number of profiles, a government agency used to have more profiles than users.

For government, cybersecurity isn’t only a challenge—it’s a big obstacle to long-awaited digital transformation.

With the ever-changing risk landscape and the amount of personal and mission-sensitive data collected, government entities are scrambling to recruit enough cyber security professionals. Increasingly sophisticated adversaries are using machine learning, automated intelligence, and other tools to exploit information. So how can government entities gain the upper hand? They must be innovative in protecting key assets and maintain a more sophisticated risk management strategy. And they must mature and expand their technology capabilities — including the latest in automation and analytics.

 

Biggest Cybersecurity Challenges in 2022

Because government agencies have data or other assets that malicious cyber actors want, they will often go to great lengths to get it. Due to the sensitivity of the information government holds and the persistence of many of those who are targeting it, government organizations don’t have the luxury of operating subpar cybersecurity without putting citizens’ data and potential essential services at unacceptable levels of risk.

Malicious actors are also aware that government security teams are increasingly asked to “do more with less” and that many agencies may face shrinking budgets and resources. Federal, state, and local government agencies are also connected to a wide array of contractors and third-party partners that can be targeted to steal user credentials and gain access to government networks.

Cyber risks are higher than ever and their impacts increasingly severe – every organisation needs to take steps to respond accordingly.”

Paul Kallenbach

Even the most sophisticated solutions may not be able to eliminate all vulnerabilities, but they can stymy many threats and help protect against the worst outcomes.

The biggest cybersecurity challenges in 2022 are:

  • Increase in Cyberattacks
  • Supply Chain Attacks Are on the Rise
  • The Cyber Pandemic Continues
  • Cloud Services Are A Primary Target
  • Ransomware Attacks Are on the Rise 
  • Mobile Devices Introduce New Security Risks

 

See how Soffid can help you stay ahead of the curve in a rapidly evolving digital world. Let’s talk!

 

Sources:
(1) Forbes
(2) KPMG
(3) Mckinsey
(4) Deloitte

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