For those of us in the world of procurement, we’re experiencing both the joys and risks of an ever-evolving digital work place. States are becoming more and more reliant on cloud-based storage systems, employees are increasingly working from home, and our supply chains are getting bigger and more diverse, especially in light of COVID-19 and natural disasters. All of these changes have their benefits, but they also leave our offices more exposed to cyberthreats. In fact, experts estimate that cybercrimes will cost the world $6 trillion during 2021 alone.
Seem a little overwhelming? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered by providing plenty of resources to help you do your part in keeping your network safe. So, in honor of national Cybersecurity Awareness Month, let’s take a look at some resources that help demonstrate potential cyber risks, explain why cybersecurity is a priority, and provide actual advice on how to keep your workplace secure.
This article is a great place to start. GovTech sought expert advice to better explain what is at stake and why cyber security has become a priority at the state, national, and international level. It provides an overview of the last 10 years and what the next 10 years might hold.
In this recent webinar, Jamie Shorr, CPO of Maine, Leah McGrath, Executive Director of StateRAMP, and Dugan Petty, former NASPO ValuePoint SME, discuss how to improve state and local government security by ensuring contractors have appropriate security controls in place.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) describes the main focus of Cybersecurity Awareness Month for 2021, and they offer a variety of resources on topics such as Telework and Malinformation.
Still want to know more?
Then, take a look at some of our recent blog posts that spotlight the importance of cybersecurity and how you can take action.