Cyber-Security Essentials for State and Local Government

A government executive’s guide to cyber-security policy and governance, operational best practices and planning for the worst case.

In recent years, IT security teams have had to contend with increasing numbers and sophistication of electronic attacks, regulatory compliance and a variety of new technologies coming onto the market. IT security teams are responding, but it takes buy-in from an entire organization to truly maximize the contributions from security personnel and systems.

In government, it’s imperative for CIOs, CSOs and other executives to understand the security threats, the technologies and the issues involved in keeping the IT environment safe from attackers. Executives need to know as much as they can about the challenges faced by their cyber-security teams.

This guide shares best practices for policy and governance, operations and worst-case scenarios. It addresses things like the importance of protecting not just the network, but also the systems, applications and data within it. It also covers topics such as getting IT security experts involved earlier in the life cycle of new projects and the need for strong policy and risk management. This guide also provides insight into security practices for three areas that are increasingly at the forefront of the current threat landscape: applications, the cloud and mobility.

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