2020 was yet another record-breaking year for cyberattacks against the U.S federal government. The myriad disruptions to normal operations, including remote work, caused by the pandemic created new attack surfaces and novel opportunities for cyber criminals, and the intensification of the threat landscape shows no signs of abating.
While agencies have implemented many simple defenses, including employee training, 2FA and MFA, and patching, it’s clear that agency cybersecurity leaders need to take a look at advanced defenses, including enhanced network security. With recent ransomware attacks, such as the Colonial Pipeline attack, the federal government is developing plans to establish a new road map for the nation’s cyber defenses.
In an upcoming webinar on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 11am (EST), industry experts will discuss how agencies can build defenses against cyberattacks. Security platforms are able to help agencies detect the growing number of false positives from existing failures of their intrusion detection system (IDS), intrusion prevention system (IPS), and next-generation firewall (NGFW) on the networks, which put a huge drain on security staff. Often, these systems fail to notify security teams, therefore, agencies need to put solutions in place that will not lead to breaks being missed.
Advanced security solutions are fast and can develop signatures to detect malware quickly. This is done through a process of international malware exchange, victim emulation at scale, and a global sensor feedback network. The results are updated daily to provide agencies with actionable intelligence, such as enhanced visibility into existing malware, to better secure networks.
With the increase of ongoing threats, building robust and resilient cybersecurity defenses is more important than ever for agencies. By adding protections to their network, agencies are able to remain secure and be prepared to defend their networks from threat actors. With these investments in enhanced network security, agencies will be able to withstand not just the rise in the number of attacks but the ever-changing types of cyberattacks.
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