Cybersecurity as risk management

Screen Shot 2015-10-28 at 11.39.21 AM copyElected 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