A human-centric approach to better cybersecurity
A recent risk report from the Office of Management and Budget delivered sobering cybersecurity news to federal agencies. According to the OMB, a majority of agencies with cybersecurity programs in place remain at significant risk of attack. As noted in the report, “Agencies cannot detect when large amounts of information leave their networks.”
That is a startling observation, but perhaps it should not be entirely surprising. Today’s government workers rely on a mass of cloud services, mobile devices and interagency connection points to do their jobs. Traditional security perimeters have dissolved, creating a wide attack surface that can be difficult to defend and tough to monitor.
Traditional security measures are inadequate in this amorphous environment because they simply block all events that look like exfiltration, no matter how innocuous. Blockages occur
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