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Secure the Citizen Experience

Counter The Most Advanced Cyberthreats To Restore The Public’s Trust In The Face

of Security Lapses

Cybersecurity and Application Delivery Solutions for Government

Countries and communities around the world are using digital transformation to make governmental services more available, enhance citizen services and reduce costs. This transformation also brings new security challenges as data and networks are spread across disparate systems and applications.

Government networks and infrastructure around the world are under a consistent state of attack, however the nature of the threats is anything but constant. Attacks evolve on a daily basis as hacktivists, nation states and cybercriminals seek to compromise the data of citizens and government agencies.

The biggest threat to the public sector are state-sponsored cyberattacks, according to Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report. State-sponsored attacks, miscellaneous errors and privilege misuse represent 72% of public sector breaches, with espionage and financial gain reported as the two primary motives.

According to Radware’s Global Application and Network Security Report, government security professionals must overcome three primary challenges to keep their institutions and agencies secure: lack of expertise and resources, protecting sensitive data, and application and network availability.

Government Institutions Face a Host of Challenges and Concerns

Lack of Expertise and Resources

Although keeping websites, data and the network secure is critical, it is becoming increasingly difficult because of the cybersecurity skills shortage and the sophistication of state-sponsored attacks. The government sector has more difficulty attracting talent than private organizations. IT budgets are particularly tight in the government sector due to budget cuts and the need to show return on investment. When combined with the fact that government agencies are typical targets of highly sophisticated, state-sponsored threat actors, keeping government data and networks secure is increasingly difficult.

Safeguarding Public Data

Government institutions process and store large volumes of both personal and governmental information. Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Report indicates that “cyberespionage is rampant in the public sector, with state-affiliated actors accounting for 79% of all breaches involving external actors. Privilege misuse and errors by employees account for 30% of breaches.”

In addition, government data centers must adhere to numerous guidelines and regulations, including the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, International Traffic in Arms Regulations and Criminal Justice Information Services. Although encryption protocols are required to secure transactions, attacks using encryption are also a concern.

Ensuring Availability of Online Services

Government institutions depend on websites and online services for everything from tax payments to vehicle registration. Networks and applications must be available 24×7 to allow consumers to access resources, especially during critical time periods. Government respondents to the aforementioned Radware report indicate that malware and bots, DDoS and social engineering attacks are the most frequent attacks vectors. Over 50% of respondents reported productivity/operational loss, followed by loss of brand reputation and negative customer experience as repercussions of successful attacks.

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Help with Security Management

Automation and machine learning is key to overcoming a lack of in-house security expertise that detects and mitigates the most advanced cyberattacks.

Radware’s DDoS and application attack mitigation solutions use machine learning, real-time signature creation and auto-policy generation to shorten time to mitigation by automatically mitigating attacks.

Radware’s Emergency Response Team provides full management of Radware’s on-premise and/or cloud-based DDoS and WAF solutions. The ERT is available 24×7 for proactive security support and provides the industry’s fastest SLA: 10-minute access to a security expert.

Comprehensive Protection of Critical Data

Radware’s WAF solutions, available on-premise or in the cloud, ensure security of data. Our web application security solutions leverage machine-learning algorithms to provide comprehensive protection against the OWASP Top 10, IoT botnets, API vulnerabilities, and other threats.

In addition, Radware’s Cloud Malware Protection Service defends against data-stealing, zero-day malware not blocked by traditional anti-malware defenses.

Radware’s WAF integrates with the hybrid attack mitigation solution and Radware’s Bot Manager, which provides bot management and mitigation.

Ensure Availability of Government Services

Radware’s cybersecurity solutions ensure that government agencies and institutions are resilient to cyberattacks via hybrid protection that combines on-premise protection with cloud-based scrubbing centers, as well as a fully managed, cloud-based attack protection service.

These solutions include keyless SSL attack mitigation for defense against encrypted attacks.

Radware’s application delivery solutions allow government institutions to ensure SLAs and allow organizations to automate and scale application security and management.

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Solution Brief

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This solution brief provides an overview of the top cybersecurity challenges and concerns facing government agencies.

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