Governments and the public sector are continually under pressure to achieve more with fewer resources in the most cost-efficient way possible. Modernising and automating IT processes and technology networks is one such challenge. The databases and archives of national security infrastructures contain masses of social, economic, and military information – prime targets for cybercriminals or “hacktivists” with grudges to bear. This makes government information security a hot topic and one not to compromise on.
Network protection, endpoint protection, and intrusion prevention are therefore defence-critical issues. Non-compliance with government IT security regulations, such as the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), can result in exposure to information security breaches;, leading to unauthorised access, system compromise, loss of sensitive data, and identity theft. This can have serious socio-economic repercussions that can damage international relations and reputation, and thus leave a country in an extremely vulnerable situation.
Implementing network security processes not only that enable tactical, pre-emptive action against emerging cyber -threats, these processes also enable governments and public sector companies to better protect their citizens, critical infrastructures and defence intelligence, as well as maintain public trust. Security audit and compliance audit requirements can therefore also be met.
See how our government network security solutions help you adhere to necessary information security compliance regulations:
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