Unifying Cybersecurity in Federal Government

Today’s cybercriminals don’t have to work very hard to launch new attacks. Advanced hacking tools and services are increasingly for sale on the dark web, and there’s also unprecedented collaboration among nation states. The result is that cyberattacks are growing in volume and effectiveness. Studies found that in 2019, there was a surge of ransomware attacks on government entities, often driven by state-sponsored groups.

The bad news is that the public sector is highly vulnerable, and bad actors are taking note. Federal agencies reported 35,277 cyber incidents in 2017 alone. In the past few years, robust agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service, United States Postal Service, and even the White House have all reported breaches.

Meanwhile, when it comes to security solutions, the complexity is higher than ever. Thousands of security vendors promise to have the silver bullet for security, and the landscape is awash with a multitude of products and agents to address different threat vectors. Security and IT teams make their decisions in silos—and with no big-picture view of the environment they’re trying to protect. It’s beyond time for a unified approach.

This white paper will explore why cybersecurity needs to be a team sport, aligning your people, processes, and technology to defend against the latest security threats. We’ll look at the key elements needed for a unified approach, and how the comprehensive security platform from VMware can help.


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