Shoring up Cybersecurity in the Wake of the Pandemic

The onset of the coronavirus pandemic—and the resulting uptick in remote work—made clear the need for strong cybersecurity measures for government agencies. “A recent threat report revealed that cybercriminals adapted to the remote working shift by targeting the home office environment with attacks,” explains Jim Richberg in a recent article for Federal News Network. In response to the rising threat of cybercriminals, governments should consider implementing stronger cybersecurity measures in the wake of the pandemic, both with remote workers and in the office.

For governments that continue to allow remote work on a larger scale, it is time to consider making a long-term investment in technologies designed to let your remote teams function securely. Start by evaluating your current security capabilities, keeping in mind what additional technologies you might acquire to keep your team functioning and what new security threats they might bring with them. Once you have a clear picture of your security needs, seek out a system that integrates security and networking and that uses secure methods such as multi-factor authentication, virtual private networks, and endpoint detection and response tools.

For governments that bring their teams back to the office, there are still new security measures to consider. The make-up of your operations may shift via office consolidation or changes in physical office space as a result of the pandemic. New collaboration platforms might require new bandwidth and security support. Consider what new networking solutions you require and what security systems you will need to support them.

For further details, click here to read the article in full at the Federal News Network.