Protecting Federal IT Systems
By Dr. Fengmin Gong, Cofounder and Chief Strategy Officer at Cyphort
The U.S. federal government is a major target for advanced cyber attacks. For the latest example look no further than the OPM data breach that continues to grow and make headlines since it was first disclosed back in May. In the last five years, information security incidents reported by all federal agencies grew 104% from 29,999 to 61,214, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO). With 24 major agencies and a global footprint, the tide of sophisticated attacks poses a huge challenge for the federal government to defend its systems from enemies and ensure the continuity of services.
This session will go over the main challenges of protecting Federal IT Systems including phishing, social engineering, malicious code or malware, and other advanced techniques that threaten the confidentiality, integrity and availability of federal systems and data. Actors for incidents include nation states, rogue enemies, organized criminals, and employees or contractors. Dr. Gong will also provide best practice tips to help enterprise better define their cybersecurity objectives, create effective operational processes, and choose tool sets that best fit their needs, and implement and maintain a good defense posture.
Cyphort’s unique approach combines best-in-class malware detection with the knowledge of threat capabilities and your agency’s context. Our approach prioritizes threats that matter to you while suppressing the noise. Modern government threat problems require continuous monitoring and risk mitigation with actionable and mission-relevant intelligence.