Many employees are likely to begin looking for the flexibility and ease that remote work offers even as the pandemic wanes, turning many previously in-person government workplaces into hybrid ones.
As agencies begin to support a more permanent remote future, it’s critical that they build security in every
With deep national security implications, the cyber risks associated with the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) are perhaps the most urgent. Threat actors have realized that targeting vulnerable companies across the defense supply chain can be not only a profitable enterprise but also an alternate method to accessing...
Cybersecurity experts have been
and remain concerned about a potential attack on the U.S.
election infrastructure. With Russian interference
in the 2016 elections, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
(CISA) undertook the mission to ensure free and...
Phishing, ransomware and unauthorized access remain the leading causes of personal data breaches as well as violations of data protection rules, Britain's privacy watchdog reports. The U.K. government has also been caught out by breaches and leaks involving military secrets and CCTV footage from a government building.
Calls are growing for an investigation into how commercial Pegasus spyware developed by Israel's NSO Group gets sold to autocratic governments and used to target journalists, lawyers, human rights advocates and others, with some lawmakers saying "the hacking-for-hire industry must be brought under control."
With no federal privacy law in place, individual states in the US are working to create their own privacy laws to protect their residents. California’s law is already in place, and Virginia just recently passed one of its own. Colorado has a law on the table for voting, while other states are trying repeatedly to...
Securing Identities, Credentials, and Access in Federal Government Agencies
Known as Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management, FICAM is the U.S. government’s approach to Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM). There are numerous federal laws, policies, and standards that influence the design...
Oakland County, Michigan, is one of the largest counties in the United States and according to the Center for Digital Government, it’s also one of the most technologically advanced. To get there, the county needed to re-architect an infrastructure made up of fractured, on-premises and cloud systems so that it could...
How much does it cost to recover from a ransomware attack? For the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, which was hit by the Conti ransomware-wielding gang on Christmas Eve, reported cleanup costs have reached $1.1 million. SEPA is still restoring systems and has refused to pay any ransom.
Software is at the center of it all, placing increased pressure on developers, security managers, and DevOps leaders to develop applications faster. However, this need for speed comes at a price, and security can be seen as a blocker and not an enabler. Watch this webinar to understand why it's time to prioritize your...
Public sector organisations worldwide face a
daunting set of challenges as society adjusts to
the current COVID-19 environment. Whether it is
local government, healthcare, law enforcement,
or blue light responders, organisations across all
disciplines that previously depended on in-person
processes have been...
It is essential that government organizations and the private sector bodies in their supply chain have the
right solutions in place to minimize the risk of data loss in the public sector. Systems for data classification
and data loss prevention allow organizations to effectively control and manage data and ensure...
Privacy watchdogs in Europe have imposed fines totaling more than $330 million since the EU's General Data Protection Regulation went into full effect in May 2018, according to law firm DLA Piper. Over the past year, regulators received 121,000 data breach notifications, up 19% from the year before.
European lawmakers are once again considering encryption policies and attempting to strike a balance between the privacy and security afforded by strong encryption and law enforcement's needs. But with encryption being a cornerstone of the internet, is there any new balance to be struck?
In some respects, government agencies enter the cybersecurity arena with one hand
already tied behind their backs. It's accepted: They are under great public scrutiny in terms
of their financial spending. They are challenged to recruit and retain qualified staff. And yet
they are still a favored target of...