How Government Leaders Can Leverage Four Trends in Cybersecurity

How Government Leaders Can Leverage Four Trends in Cybersecurity

Learn more about how Government Leaders Can Leverage Four Trends in Cybersecurity in our most recent white paper. The stakes of cybersecurity are high for government leaders, whether at the federal level or in a small municipality. More than protecting company secrets, government officials are responsible for the safety of their citizens, as well as securing critical infrastructure. Without a robust cybersecurity strategy, access to basic needs like electricity or clean water could be at risk. Technology leaders must stay apprised of the latest strategies and cutting-edge solutions to establish a comprehensive cybersecurity safety net.

The most-discussed cybersecurity topics at the moment are securing critical infrastructure, threat intelligence platforms (TIPs), external attack surface management (EASM) and 5g. With so many choices to make regarding tools and strategies, external partnerships can help government organizations assess their current cybersecurity landscape, as well as identify and deploy the right solutions to help them safeguard the needs of their constituents.

Protecting Critical Infrastructure

A key cybersecurity consideration that often sets government IT teams apart is the need to protect critical infrastructure. Worst-case scenarios in this field can lead to serious physical injury and loss of life — not typically the case in traditional IT systems. Even less physically threatening outcomes can be incredibly disruptive, such as major power outages or the consequences of the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attacks, for example. Despite the high risk, protecting critical infrastructure is a complicated partnership between public and private entities. Government officials understand the importance of modernizing their security stack, however, most critical infrastructure is owned and managed by private companies. Those companies must balance their own financial gains and losses, in addition to what Beau Nuanes, systems engineer at
ThunderCat Technology, describes as “the push and pull between reliability and security.”

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Four Trends in Cybersecurity