Cyber threat protection strategies in state and local government

Presented by

Curtis Chiuu (City of Sacramento), Cody Hussey (Yubico), Deb Snyder (former NY State))

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Cybersecurity has never been more vital for government agencies. Phishing attempts, account takeovers and malware attacks on the public sector were on the rise even before the coronavirus pandemic. The disruptions of the past year have brought unparalleled new challenges of accommodating a hybrid and remote workforce while securing a vastly expanded new edge. Identity and access management must be an integral part of any smart cybersecurity strategy. Verifying users and ensuring that the right people have access to the right information is essential for protecting government operations. Watch this eRepublic Government Technology discussion with Yubico and City of Sacramento on: - Lessons learned from 2020 that can inform cybersecurity planning in the years ahead - How access management – including multi-factor authentication solutions – fits into a broader cybersecurity strategy -On-the-ground examples of how better access management and strong authentication practices have strengthened security for remote work, expanded digital services, secured elections systems and more
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