Proposed Cybersecurity Funding for Community Colleges From large universities to small grade schools, educational institutions are all too often targets of cyberattacks and ransomware. The pandemic has left schools reallocating budgets to support a mobile workforce and eLearning, leaving little cybersecurity and IT personnel funding.
Whether you are a small municipality in rural Mississippi or a large Managed Service Provider (MSP) with a state contract, quality technical support should be at the top of the list as you evaluate different cyber protection solutions. Why? Because the quality of the support
The Need for Public Sector Cyber Hygiene During the Acronis #CyberFit Summit in October, Acronis SCS hosted a couple of breakout sessions focused on the US public sector. One of those sessions included a panel discussion led by John Zanni, CEO of Acronis SCS. Joining Mr. Zanni on stage were three panelists, including: Mr. Zanni posed several
The Public Speaks: Certifications and Compliance in the Cloud Age In October, Acronis SCS hosted a couple of US public sector breakout sessions at the Acronis #CyberFit Summit. One session included a lively panel discussion on Certifications and Compliance in the Cloud Age. Moderating the session was John Zanni, CEO of
On January 31, 2020, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced the creation of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). The CMMC is a certification procedure developed by the DoD to certify that contractors who work with the Department have the necessary controls to protect their data by enhancing cyber protection standards and increasing assurance on the DoD that
Improving State and Local Government Cyber Resilience Cyberattacks and ransomware plague the state and local governments and cost taxpayers billions of dollars. Cyberattacks cost organizations about $18.88 billion in recovery costs and downtime in 2020, and municipal governments were subject to 45% of ransomware attacks in the
New Research Shows Significant Savings by Integrating Tools New research conducted by Vanson Bourne shows that consolidating and integrating cybersecurity, backup, and disaster recovery services produces $229,159 in savings on average and reduces the time required to recover from a breach or data loss incident by an average of five hours.
The Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2017 authorized the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF). US federal agencies apply for loans with “approved projects receiving incremental funding and technical expertise to ensure project success.” The TMF board previously awarded eleven grants with the additional $1 billion as part of the American Rescue Plan. On September 30, 2021, the
The US Supreme Court’s decision, earlier this summer, in Van Buren v. United States, should put agencies on notice. This recent ruling underscores the need for public sector entities to adopt a Zero Trust Model to prevent access to sensitive data. The lawsuit stated a former Georgia police sergeant used his patrol-car computer to access
The US public sector faces a myriad of cybersecurity threats. As the number of cyberattacks against US government agencies and organizations increase, it becomes ever more evident that the current, outdated approach to cybersecurity for the US public sector is not sustainable. Gartner projects that more than $4.2 trillion will be