The current state of government
Government agencies are attractive targets for ransomware and
state-sponsored bad actors. As a result, agencies must meet
multiple U.S. federal government mandates, such as FedRAMP,
NIST 800-53, OMB 21-31, and the Zero Trust Executive Order. In
addition, many states and municipalities have additional compliance
requirements. When agencies comply with these federal and state
mandates and requirements, they are less vulnerable.
Safeguarding infrastructure and addressing compliance isn’t easy. Agencies at all levels often have hybrid and multi-cloud
environments, creating silos that are difficult to protect. State and
local agencies, in particular, often lack cybersecurity resources and
personnel. Incident response can be slow and difficult.