How do the authorities approach the issue?

Compared to the private sector, the public sector faces its unique challenges concerning cybersecurity. It is the responsibility of the authorities to ensure accountability and transparency, keep state and personal secrets secure, and prevent security breaches. The new market study by Forbes Insight in cooperation with VMware and SVA GmbH provides an insight into the specific requirements.

Technological problematic areas

From a technological rather than an operational point of view, the responses of public sector survey participants differ significantly from those of other industries. In an area with a more conservative approach to security issues, it seems no surprise that location-independent remote access and alternative ownership models (Bring your own device) stand out as challenges. Among other things, this contributes to delaying tangible decisions for longer than is advisable. It also explained why approximately 50 percent of the respondents cited “outdated products/solutions” as a problem.

The need for greater democratic accountability, transparency and protection of citizens’ data

The fact is that existing conventional security approaches are outdated and cannot be easily applied to the present-day full of networks. This study has identified several important approaches that can help governments and the public sector in general to achieve their goals.

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The original version of this article by Christian Strijbos (SVA GmbH) can be found under https://focus.sva.de/cyber-security-im-oeffentlichen-sektor/.

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