Government agencies house more sensitive data, work under more public transparency and scrutiny, and face higher threat levels than ever before. Just like private-sector companies, the public sector operates highly complex data environments and must continually adapt to evolving technologies, shifting user expectations, increasing regulatory and reporting requirements, budgetary constraints, and a severe shortage of qualified information security personnel. Since government agency networks may be interconnected for information sharing purposes, a breach of one system could mean that cyber criminals can compromise multiple agencies.
The threat of terrorism is at an all-time high, and today’s hackers are more educated, skilled, and well-funded than ever before. The internet has made it possible for multiple threat actors, from rogue “hacktivists” to nation-state cyber criminals, to coordinate their efforts and launch highly sophisticated attacks on mission-critical government systems, either as solo operations or as part of a larger, real-world terrorist attack. Carelessness, negligence, or malicious acts on the part of agency insiders can also lead to breaches; employees must be trained on cyber security best practices, and user activity within all systems must be continually monitored for anomalous behavior and data leakage.
Managed Security Services for Highly Sensitive Public Sector Information Systems
Mosaic451 has extensive experience with public sector and critical infrastructure information security; our team has worked with the federal government to develop and secure some of the most sensitive systems in the nation. We have a complete understanding of the unique security and regulatory issues faced by public sector agencies on the federal, state, and local levels, and we will tailor a managed security services plan that fits your organization’s individual environment and needs. Our services can include:
- 24/7 SOC systems monitoring and incident response conducted remotely, on-site, or both
- On-site, dedicated personnel who can work in tandem with your existing security staff or function as a full security operations team
- Breach assessment services
- Device security management
- Security strategy consulting
- Identity access management
- Business continuity and disaster recovery planning and services
- Regulatory compliance and reporting