From the U.S. presidential election being interfered to government IT assets and public utilities being breached, federal agencies are no longer alien to cyberattacks. The intrusions not only disrupt the everyday processes, but also pose a great risk to citizen data. Government organizations are required to be more vigilant in safeguarding their infrastructure, firewalling internal data and networks, and zeroing in on cyber criminals. However, the agencies find themselves in a catch-22 situation where they have to incorporate new age technologies like mobility and cloud to offer better citizen services, while also effectively dealing with security lacunas integral to them.
This impels decision makers to prioritize the security of data and assets during resource planning. Next generation, sophisticated security solutions de-risk the state of affairs for federal bodies and create a safe operating environment. The time has come for governments to be proactive and collaborate with the private sector to take their cybersecurity measures to the next level.
Keeping up with the industry changes, security solution providers are today delivering superior encryption, access control, and other novel security mechanisms that can be embedded in digital as well as hardware assets to protect government networks. In this scenario, to help CIOs find the right security solution provider, a distinguished panel comprising CEOs, CIOs, analysts and the Government CIO Outlook editorial board has selected the leading players in the arena.
In our selection, we looked at the vendor’s capability to fulfill the burning need for cost-effective and flexible solutions that add value to the complex security landscape. We present to you Government CIO Outlook’s Top 10 Security Solution Providers 2017.