Technology powers government operations at the federal, state, and local levels. Today, agencies leverage IT in innovative ways to improve and streamline service delivery, meet citizens’ expectations for better digital services, increase openness and communication between agencies and citizens, and, even, maintain national, regional, and local security.
However, technology also introduces risk. For agencies, the stakes are particularly high. As agencies continue to modernize and introduce new technologies into their ecosystems, they must ensure that critical systems and data are secure and available, and that their integrity is maintained. This requires implementing effective controls and processes, complying with best-practice and regulatory standards, and safeguarding technologies from malicious actors who would exploit technical vulnerabilities to steal information, topple government stability, and do irreparable harm to critical operations.