5 Steps for Government Cybersecurity

As cyberthreats escalate, government agencies around the world need to take action to mitigate the risk to their data.

Marcia Savage

April 13, 2018

6 Slides

In the wake of heightened global cybersecurity tensions, government agencies are increasingly looking to fortify their cybersecurity preparedness to protect against malicious attacks. Cyberattacks have evolved from a mere inconvenience into a crime with potentially global catastrophic implications. The world’s reliance on cyber infrastructure means that the importance of national and global cybersecurity cannot be understated.

Luckily, we are starting to see global organizations and governments increase their focus on protection against cyberthreats. In early 2018, the World Economic Forum (WEF) announced a new Global Center for Cybersecurity in an effort to safeguard the world from hackers and protect against rogue nation-states. The goal of the center is to create a safe and secure global cyberspace, allowing collaboration between governments, businesses, experts, and law enforcement agencies for protection against cybersecurity attacks.

While it’s immensely important for organizations such as WEF to focus their efforts on these sorts of global initiatives, it’s also critical for local organizations and governments to do their part to protect their infrastructure and citizens.

As cybersecurity becomes a global issue, it will be key for governments and government agencies to implement the right tools and processes to protect themselves and their citizens from potentially devastating threats. This slideshow investigates key ways that governments, government agencies, and organizations should prepare to lessen the impact of an attack.

Nick Bilogorskiy drives cybersecurity strategy at Juniper Networks. As a founding member at Cyphort, which was recently acquired by Juniper Networks, Bilogorskiy created and led the Cyphort Labs Threat Research team and played a critical role designing Cyphort’s malware detection logic and product user experience. Prior to Cyphort, Bilogorskiy was Chief Malware Expert at Facebook and also held security research leadership positions at Fortinet and Sonicwall.

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About the Author(s)

Marcia Savage

Executive Editor, Network Computing

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