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The Challenge of Security Data within Government Agencies

With more technological advancements and dwindling government budgets, government agencies have become more susceptible to data breaches. Security breaches at agencies increased from 10,400 to 25,500 over a course of four years, with 2014 being one of the worst years for cybercrime for agencies of all sizes. Unfortunately, lack of resources and outdated systems are party to blame for these security breaches. Technology executives within the public sector realize this is a major issue, knowing that in coming years, we will see greater cloud usage, connectivity between platforms, and cooperation among different units. However, these trends don’t come without their own hurdles. Below are three top challenges faced by government agencies, and solutions you can implement to build a strong, well-protected environment.With more technological advancements and dwindling government budgets, government agencies have become more susceptible to data breaches. Security breaches at agencies increased from 10,400 to 25,500 over a course of four years, with 2014 being one of the worst years for cybercrime for agencies of all sizes. Unfortunately, lack of resources and outdated systems are party to blame for these security breaches. Technology executives within the public sector realize this is a major issue, knowing that in coming years, we will see greater cloud usage, connectivity between platforms, and cooperation among different units. However, these trends don’t come without their own hurdles. Below are three top challenges faced by government agencies, and solutions you can implement to build a strong, well-protected environment.

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