11AM PT, 2PM ET
According to intelligence firm IDC, 70 percent of successful cybersecurity breaches originate on endpoint devices. Endpoints are often easy targets for hackers, due to inconsistent and inadequate security configurations, sharing of user and administrative passwords, and more.
Cybersecurity breaches have huge consequences for state and local governments – even a breach with less than 10,000 compromised records has an estimated cost of more than $2 million, according to the Ponemon Institute. And the loss of citizen trust is immeasurable.
Since 2003, October has been recognized as National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Under leadership from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance, the purpose of NCSAM is to educate government, industry and the public at large about how to be more secure online.
To add to this critical conversation, please join Government Technology on Oct. 9 at 11 a.m. pacific/2 p.m. eastern for an engaging and informative discussion on how government leaders can take proactive steps to better protect endpoint devices.
Key topics will include:
• The specific vulnerabilities of inadequately secured PCs and printers
• Important steps to improve printer security – including data encryption, user authentication and access control, and more
• How to better collaborate with procurement to ensure RFPs specify security capabilities for endpoint devices