Gartner analyst Steve Hawald noted in recent research that “With daily cyberattacks and new hacker groups being created constantly, cyberspace is a huge challenge for the DoD as well other government organizations and private companies around the world. Cyberattacks are becoming more sophisticated, more random and more targeted.”
He also noted that “To meet the mission need for more-agile collaboration while still maintaining high levels of security, older cyberdefenses need to be upgraded or replaced to be more effective and efficient. The ability to continuously monitor and regularly evolve security controls is critical.”
Federal organizations, like in every other sector, are embracing the web as never before to share information, collaborate and conduct business. We are even seeing the government leap into the adoption technologies like Cloud with the FedRAMP program, where others in the private sector have been much slower to jump on board. This shows that the public sector is working to keep up with new technologies and even set the bar in some instances.
With this growth in technology adoption, particularly as it relates to web-based activity, comes an added opportunity for global cyber espionage, cybercrime, and targeted attacks that could inflict harm on government systems, and in turn, the country.
We see a true need for government organizations to take an additional step in their defense of web-based activity. Traditional security and fraud prevention is no longer enough, and as Gartner’s Steve Hawald mentioned – continuous monitoring and evolution of security controls is critical.
Silver Tail Systems is taking steps to help federal and government agencies better protect their Internet resources with real-time monitoring of web session behavior by: opening an office in the Washington D.C. area; partnering with Carahsoft – a trusted government IT solutions provider. These are exciting strides in our continued expansion, and our team is already working tirelessly in the new space. Make sure to take a look at our website for more details!