Most security solutions — from traditional tools such as firewalls to emerging solutions such as Big Data security analytics — are available as premise-based software applications or network-attached appliances, a cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS), managed service or part of a complete managed security services (MSS) package
As part of a complete security information and event management (SIEM) strategy, government chief information security officers (CISOs) and other security experts construct the best network defenses possible. But they’re hindered by the limitations of even the most robust security technologies, the majority of which are focused on network traffic. These tools detect known threats at the perimeter, but leave enterprise endpoints — laptops, desktops and servers — vulnerable to advanced breaches and unknown threats.
As the migration to IP networks picks up steam, the lines between multiple networks are beginning to blur. With all-IP networks as the foundation for consolidated data, voice and video services, governments can experience the benefits of consolidated telecommunications networks, including productivity-enhancing voice services, lower operational costs, ease of use and simplified management.
Elected officials have a unique role in government cybersecurity efforts and are held accountable for protecting critical government resources and data. Too often, elected officials fail to prioritize cybersecurity until after a breach — when it’s too late. Such failure to properly plan for and provide adequate cybersecurity resources can result in the exposure of large numbers of constituent records, which can damage the livelihoods of citizens and businesses, cost millions of dollars in unplanned expenses, spawn lawsuits and erode public trust. The loss of reputation and public trust is immeasurable, especially for government organizations