Federal agencies are focused on locking down access to their systems.
The government’s IT ecosystem is home to some of the world’s most valuable and sensitive data, and digital adversaries have taken notice.
As attacks on agency networks continue to increase and evolve, federal leaders are being forced to rethink their approach to cybersecurity and devise new policies to shore up the government’s digital defenses. Some organizations are diving headfirst into this new era, while others are struggling to adapt.
This ebook explores some of the government’s latest efforts to protect its tech from an ever expanding array of threats. The Pentagon is exploring ways to keep unauthorized users off its networks, the National Security Agency is launching a new office focused on cyber, and the Office of Management and Budget is updating government credentials to include bots and other digital tools.
But at the same time, many agencies are struggling to put in place even the most basic cyber practices.
“After a decade of negligence, our federal agencies have failed at implementing basic cybersecurity practices, leaving classified, personal and sensitive information unsafe and vulnerable to theft,” said Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio. “The federal government can, and must, do a better job of shoring up our defenses against the rising cybersecurity threats.”