The prevalence of data breaches and cyberattacks has put government agency IT managers and CIOs on edge. Security paradigms that once seemed straightforward are no longer sufficient. The missing link is visibility — a full view of their networks — says Marlin McFate, Federal CTO at Riverbed during a recent webcast, “Cyber Readiness Built on Network Visibility.”
Every year, it seems there are more regulations and mandates that dictate how government agencies must update and modernize IT. Establishing and maintaining compliance is a major challenge, but automating much of the process can be an advantage.
Government agencies must become more agile and versatile to better fulfill their mission. Agility, automation, application performance and security add up to a balanced approach.
The latest iteration of the venerable SEWP V contract increasingly provides for the services agencies need to set up, configure, and integrate IT products into their current infrastructure.
With the advent of cloud, IoT, and other next-gen technologies, the Federal government's digital footprint is
growing at an exponential rate. But as the amount of data explodes, so does the number of cyber adversaries and vulnerabilities in our government’s networks.