How States Can Improve Cyber Security on a Budget

As cyber security increases in importance, the room to improve cyber security efforts becomes harder on tighter budgets, but there are measures states can take.

How States Can Improve Cyber Security on a Budget

In 2017, there were 42 state-level bills introduced to improve government cyber security practice. State legislators are clearly interested in improving cyber security in their states overall, and they recognize that government needs to set an example for what excellent cyber security practice looks like.

The most pressing threats to the United States today come in digital form — these are cyber attacks from both individual and nation-level actors. Defense is usually left to the federal government, but cyber threats pose new security challenges that go beyond traditional perimeter security.

On top of managing state-level government services and duties, administrators now have to worry about the compromise of their data and potential disruption to everything they do. Continue reading on Statescoop.

Isaac Kohen

Isaac Kohen

Isaac Kohen started out in quantitative finance by programming trading algorithms at a major hedge fund. His time spent in the financial world and exposure to highly sensitive information triggered his curiosity for IT security. He worked as an IT security consultant for several years where he spearheaded efforts to secure the IT infrastructure of companies with masses of confidential data. When Isaac first entered the industry, IT norms were to prohibit and lock out as many people as possible to protect data. He found that this was a very ineffective way of solving the issue because it made it hard for many people who wanted to cause no harm, to do their jobs. He decided to focus on algorithms targeting user behavior to find outliers within the companies he consulted with to help detect insider threats.

Isaac can be contacted at ikohen@teramind.co

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