During Fiscal Year 2014, US-CERT processed more than 67,000 cybersecurity incidents reported by CFO Act government agencies, up from the nearly 60,000 incidents reported in FY 2013, and the White House has made cybersecurity a top government-wide priority.
Insider-implemented breaches, such as those by Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning can not only severely cripple the ability of Federal agencies to achieve their objectives, but can also have a chilling effect on Federal professional and administrative careers.
While insider threats persist, external threats are becoming more menacing and sophisticated. Advanced persistent threats, or APTs, blur the line between insider and external threats by allowing external adversaries to steal the user credentials required to bypass perimeter defenses and act as insiders. Due to their sophistication and required resources, APTs are often attributed to nation-states and other highly organized entities.
As cybersecurity threats have proliferated and computer technology has advanced, compliance has become increasingly complex.
The government mandates encryption, and major compliance regulations such as FISMA, NIST 800-53, FIPs (up to level 3), and Common Criteria need to be part of the any data-security solution. And, as data moves to the cloud, government agencies need to comply with FedRAMP. Finally, depending on the government agency, HIPAA-HITECH and PCI DSS may also be important.
Government agencies have a significant task at hand with ever decreasing IT budgets. This is in dark contrast to a need to bolster security measures to prevent and mitigate cyber breaches. The Vormetric data security platform provides the federal government a unified platform for data protection across the enterprise with a single strategy for data security. This eliminates disconnected, stovepiped solutions. Moreover, it provides concise information that protects data and informs security personnel of the actions and behaviors of its users and malicious use of valid credentials. Organizations employing this unified enterprise strategy are finding a compelling ROI that eliminates point solutions for encryption from hardware and application vendors and measures to reduce physical separation of storage. Your data is more secure and both the complexity of managing the data and costs are reduced.
Vormetric’s data security solutions address all these issues and truly secure sensitive data for Federal government agencies working in the Civilian, Defense and Intelligence sectors through enabling an enterprise-level data at rest security strategy that is:
Vormetric provides data security solutions to members of the US Intelligence Community, The U.S. National Laboratories, Health and Human Services and many other U.S. Federal Agencies and Departments.
17 of the Fortune 30 rely on Vormetric’s data security technology as do more than 1,500 customers in 22 countries across a broad range of industries including healthcare, retail, consumer goods, manufacturing, banking, insurance and cloud service providers. And, industry partners including IBM and Symantec market OEM solutions that incorporate Vormetric technology
To learn more about how Vormetric can help you truly secure your data from insider and stolen credential threats, comply with Federal mandates, compliance regulations and standards and reduce costs through reducing duplicative tools and infrastructure, contact us today!
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