Russia, China and Iran. Legacy systems and an aging workforce. An incredibly vulnerable national critical infrastructure. Cybersecurity threats exist almost everywhere you look. Whether it’s organized hackers, institutional breakdowns or simply a system that previously didn’t need cyber protection, the problems government cyber officials face are almost everywhere. Luckily, in recent years and too many breaches to count, there are now best practices, policies and solutions that can protect against those looking to do the nation harm.
In order to protect themselves, federal, state and local governments and their partners need a clearer picture of the rapidly-evolving threat landscape that has drastically changed with new rules of engagement. Nation-state actors, cyber criminals and hackers have become less predictable. The attack surface continues to grow with the rise in connectivity, data loads and access to industrial control systems. To identify, assess, respond and mitigate threats such as ransomware, extortion, espionage and zero-day attacks, as well as predict and prevent the “unknown threat,” agencies need to build intelligence-led security operations. CIOs and CISOs are drowning in their own security stack while analysts are exhausted by “alert fatigue.” Operationalizing security enables security professionals to rapidly collect, analyze and disseminate threat intelligence across the enterprise, assess risk based on an adversary’s motivation and capability and align resources to the most impactful threats.
Join the 4th annual FireEye Government Forum “Operationalizing Security for a New Era” on March 15 to collaborate and network with more than 1,000 senior government officials, CIOs, CISOs, analysts and security professionals from federal, state, local and allied partner governments as well as industry partners on how to integrate intelligence-led security.