Federal agencies face a massive challenge when it comes to cybersecurity. Government and
citizen data and other IT assets are high-value targets for hackers and other bad actors who
have a wide range of attack methods at their disposal, from phishing to malware to advanced
persistent threats (APTs) to distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) events and more. Federal
executive branch civilian agencies reported more than 28,000 cybersecurity incidents to the
Department of Homeland Security in FY 2019, according to a 2020 GAO report.
Building and maintaining a strong cybersecurity posture in this rapidly growing and evolving
threat landscape is virtually impossible with ad-hoc manual processes, incomplete data, and a
patchwork of point solutions – especially given the incredible scale of systems and data that
agencies must maintain.
Federal agencies – and the federal systems integrators (FSIs) that support their cybersecurity
services – require a platform that can bring all of their data into a single place and enable
360-degree monitoring, actionable insights in context, and rapid threat detection and
response. Agency missions are too critical to be exposed to unchecked cyber risks; they
need a robust, centralized, data-driven platform to succeed.
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