Cloud-based technologies are the best options for the local and state agencies that are aiming to strengthen the cybersecurity aspects. But things are pretty different from the way it had to be. About around five years ago, not all organizations were ready to adopt cloud technology within their work periphery as they were worried about security and compliance. But the cloud vendors have put a lot of effort by investing and ensuring that government clouds are deployed with the utmost security complying with stringent government compliance standards. However, compliance is just the first rung of a robust cybersecurity framework that shields the government from today’s rampant cyber attacks.
Agencies have the opportunity to take better measures against huge potential threats by combining organizational accountability, focusing on identity and increasing focus on the security of physical devices. Cloud technologies help agencies to rely on the institutional knowledge of compliance frameworks, and leverage petabytes of data to make cybersecurity services more effective across all industries. In an era of polymorphic viruses and rapidly changing attack vectors, a collaborative approach definitely helps.