Just as in the movie, “The NeverEnding Story,” where young Bastian Bux is tasked with saving the land of Fantasia from the threat of The Nothing, cybersecurity is a never-ending threat to public agencies of all sizes.
Technology goods and services are making daily advances, and so are the methods of cyberattacks. The threats are constantly evolving, making it difficult for individuals and agencies to keep up. Cybercriminals continuously find new ways to exploit vulnerabilities and gain access to sensitive information. If only we had Falkor in the real world…
Cybersecurity is a Team Quest
Since we don’t have Falkor to help us fend off the constant barrage of potential attacks, the task of keeping agency data and systems secure is up to the individuals in the public agencies, whether they’re IT people or not. However, the proposition of cybersecurity can seem a little daunting for the average user in the face of the moving targets that are cyber threats. To combat this, public agencies should incorporate regular cycles of cybersecurity training into their employee training programs, and that cybersecurity training should include the agency’s most current policies on:
Unauthorized software installation
Social media usage
Company data protection