Why Governments are Increasingly Making Cybersecurity a Priority?

Why Governments are Increasingly Making Cybersecurity a Priority?

Gov CIO Outlook | Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Over the past few years, all industries have been investing heavily in cybersecurity and the government and public sector has started making it a priority today.

Fremont, CA: Cybercriminals operate at a breakneck pace. As a result, safeguarding local government networks from cyber threats is a never-ending battle today. Cyber threats, such as hackers, proxy organizations, and threat actors, can exploit system vulnerabilities within days of their discovery, and successful techniques quickly spread throughout criminal societies. Isn't that frightening?

With the increasing number of cyber threats and attacks directed at government agencies, the time has come for them to band together and fight back. The answer is—Collaboration on cyber threat intelligence (CTI).

Too frequently, the approach to cyber dangers is to remain silent and hope that no one notices anything is wrong. However, CTI sharing is all about the inverse. Taking a transparent stance and disclosing information about cyber threats. And as a result, a more secure internet environment is created for all users. Additionally, CTI sharing is a low-cost solution that is highly successful.

Simply said, cyber threat intelligence is the collection and evaluation of cyber threat data. Following a cyber-assault, it is critical to conduct a thorough analysis of all available data and information in order to determine how and why it occurred. The more information you have about your adversary, the better equipped you are to defend yourself. However, building successful defense plans in an ever-changing and rapidly growing cyber world is not straightforward, which is why information exchange has become critical.

While it may seem counterintuitive, cybercriminals are terrific collaborators. They collaborate in teams, share methods, and exploit network holes collectively. It's clever and effective. Therefore, why don't municipal governments follow suit? By forming a unified front, coordinating, and sharing information, the government sector's cyber security may become more nimble, aware of vulnerabilities, and prepared to counter cyber threats when they occur.

There are numerous advantages to sharing cyber threat intelligence. By addressing defense capabilities, local governments can gain a better understanding of the many strategies cybercriminals employ, allowing them to strengthen their own defense capabilities. By cooperating, we can all stay abreast of current trends and emerging risks. Additionally, continual peer debates are extremely valuable and frequently result in the development of novel and dynamic solutions.

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