Increasing dependence on cyberspace has amplified the vulnerabilities and potential harm attacks can have on a state. Ineffective cyber defense cost the global GDP over $1 trillion in 2016. Successful attacks on governments can endanger the safety of its citizens, erode public confidence, and disrupt the functional continuity of the state. In today’s growing digital epidemic, cyber crime and cyber terror threaten the stability of national economies, national defense, civilian wellbeing, and government order.
Leaders and decisionmakers understand that closing critical cyber gaps requires urgent attention. However, they often struggle to keep pace with the evolving nature of cyber threats, let alone formulate an effective strategy to manage the risks.
Governments face two main challenges in today’s current cyber security environment.
The decentralized nature of government's national cyber apparatus has made it highly difficult for organizations to coordinate and collaborate their efforts, prioritize tasks, and share information among various government agencies. The result is usually an ad hoc response with little to no long-term impact.
The technology-centered approach traditionally used by governments has only served to increase cyber risks. As cyber threats grow in frequency and complexity, the reactive, ad hoc, technology based solutions of the past will no longer suffice as an effective method of cyber protection.
The CyGov Difference
CyGov is the only company wholly focused on answering the cyber security needs of governments and utilities. In today’s cyber security environment, effective cyber protection requires more than advanced technologies; it necessitates a holistic, state-level approach to address vulnerabilities and close gaps.
CyGov works with government agencies at various levels to meticulously assess and analyze their unique needs and vulnerabilities. This enables us to devise a tailored, comprehensive strategy and action plan which facilitates sustainable cyber readiness for governments in the long term.