Government organizations are often understaffed and working to maintain antiquated systems. Those that don’t modernize their IT systems will continue to be highly vulnerable targets. To strengthen their security posture, government IT leaders must focus on automating security practices using modern capabilities such as next generation cloud solutions with autonomous capabilities.
IT decision-makers are faced with tough funding choices. Between operations, modernization, security and other programs, there’s never enough money to do it all. Unfortunately, data security is often one of the least funded elements of state and local governments, allowing sophisticated hackers and cybercriminals to accelerate their aim at government networks. According to a 2019 report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors, there have been more than 170 recorded ransomware attacks against state and local government entities since the malware first appeared in 2013.