Modern data management systems and embracing a digital-first government are bolstering data security for federal agencies. The Biden Administration released an Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity last year with Zero Trust being a fundamental component. Agencies are discerning ways to implement Zero Trust throughout their current network infrastructure. With a data management system overseeing the network, agencies can secure their data against the many changing and evolving threats facing government IT.
These were the key themes in the third part of our “Thinking with a Data-First Mentality in a Digital-First Government” podcast series, hosted on Government Technology Insider, where Dan Carroll, Field CTO for Cybersecurity at Dell Technologies US Federal – Office of the CTO, discussed this topic of bolstering data security and modern data management further.
Carroll commented that “data governance is the key. If you don’t understand what you’re trying to protect, the sensitivity and classification, and who should have access to it, you’re already in a losing scenario. You don’t know how big to spread your arms if you don’t know what’s behind you, so really understanding your data governance model is critical.”
Listen to the full podcast below: