During Fiscal Year 2015, US-CERT processed more than 75,000 cybersecurity incidents reported by CFO Act government agencies, up from the more than 67,000 incidents reported in FY 2014, 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, government data security compliance has become increasingly complex.
The government mandates encryption, and major government security compliance regulations such as FISMA, NIST 800-53, FIPS (up to level 3), and Common Criteria need to be part of the any government 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.
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:
Thales eSecurity provides government 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.
Seventeen of the Fortune 30 rely on Thales eSecurity’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 product technology.