Don’t leave the cyber-safety of your jurisdiction up to luck.
According to StateScoop, cybersecurity has been the top NASCIO priority on every list since 2014. Communities are constantly worried about the threat of the newest phishing scam infiltrating their software or ransomware hitting their jurisdiction. A cyberattack can come at you from numerous angles and no jurisdiction, no matter how small or remote, is immune.
Today’s communities can no longer just have defense strategies; they must be proactive to prevent ransomware attacks and data breaches. The cost of letting cybersecurity fall through the cracks is too high.
Legacy software systems implemented in the early 2000s no longer protect your jurisdiction from the newest malware. It’s no wonder that a software created during the era of flip phones, the first generation of iPods and DVDs could begin showing some issues and inefficiencies in this day and age. Not to mention, the employees with legacy software skills are nearing retirement and the Millennials you’ll surely need to attract to join your workforce aren’t looking to hone in on their circa 2002 tech skills. Local government can no longer afford not to invest in modern, more secure technology.
More and more local governments are making the move to the cloud. In fact, adopting cloud services are only ONE behind security, according to the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO). Coincidence? Definitely not. People who have been lagging behind, still using on-premise technology, are now realizing the benefits of true-cloud technology.
Moshe Kranc, CTO of Ness Digital Engineering, sums it up well when he says avoiding cloud adoption is “becoming something where excuses just won’t work anymore.” In the early days of cloud technology adoption in the public sector, communities were hesitant to buy in to the new idea due to security concerns. Over these years, the cloud has matured and become more secure. Your jurisdiction doesn’t have the time, expertise or funds to keep up with this era’s cyber attackers.
True cloud software, like GovSense, is engineered to help local governments easily and confidently migrate to the cloud. Here are a just a few of the security specifics GovSense software solution provides to ensure your jurisdiction is safe.
Data in the primary data center is replicated and synchronized across data centers.
All data is automatically backed up offsite in a secure location and safeguarded against almost any environmental conditions.
All production data is stored immediately to redundant locations and gives you the ability to restore your data rapidly and reliably.
Continuous Security Monitoring
Numerous intrusion detection systems (IDS) are used to identify malicious traffic attempting to access its networks. Any unauthorized attempts to access the data center are blocked, and unauthorized connection attempts are logged and investigated. Enterprise-grade anti-virus software guards against trojans, worms, viruses and other malware from affecting the software and applications.
Cloud migration doesn’t have to be an alien concept to local government. With enterprise-class security, you can rest easy knowing your jurisdiction is safe.
For more information about GovSense cybersecurity, check out our website.