We’re seeing a significant uptick toward IT modernization via cloud adoption among federal, state and local governments. Many agencies are taking their lead from the 2019 Federal Cloud Computing Strategy.
At the same time, we know that these public-sector institutions are rightly concerned about securing data as it’s stored, transferred and accessed via cloud environments. Government agencies are a top target for cyber criminals, according to our latest 2020 M-Trends report.
A single security breach resulting from ransomware or undetected misconfigurations can cause significant financial, privacy and reputational damage. However, achieving cloud security is a tall order. Our government-sector customers tell us they’re facing staff shortages in cloud security skills and expertise, so it comes as no surprise that analyst firm Gartner reports that 99% of cloud security failures through 2025 will be the customer’s fault.
This is why it’s critical to invest in partnerships that take a holistic approach to fill gaps and ensure end-to-end security.
The Value of Strategic Partnership
We work closely with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deliver advanced security from and for the cloud, empowering government agencies of all sizes to comprehensively secure their multi-cloud and hybrid environments. Our solutions offer a holistic approach toward pursuing four distinct goals.
- Gain greater visibility. Organizations can reduce false positives and gain contextual analysis of threats with FireEye Cloudvisory. It’s a complete cloud security solution with a full suite of intelligent, cloud-native tools that work together to reduce integration complexity.
- Improve compliance efforts. FireEye Cloudvisory can assess configurations against compliance standards and best practices from a single console. It also provides visibility into which user activities and compliance issues may increase risks. In addition, FireEye Helix is a security operations platform that empowers security teams with greater control across all cloud and non-cloud environments. It identifies and traces unusual behaviors to not only improve incident detection, but also centralize audit logging for compliance purposes.
- Achieve intelligent threat detection. FireEye solutions include intelligent detection capabilities to help organizations protect citizen data and mission-critical applications. This includes email, endpoint and network security tools, as well as detection on demand services. Combined, these FireEye solutions help government institutions address the sophisticated, ever-evolving cyber threat landscape with the latest threat information.
- Build a measurable security strategy. Sometimes public-sector institutions must step back and get an objective, comprehensive assessment of their existing cloud security architecture. This can help identify infrastructure and staffing resource gaps, as well as other risks, while defining a strategic roadmap for improvements. Mandiant assessments evaluate current security environments and offer detailed, practical recommendations.
Our decades of security expertise can now be accessed both from the cloud as a service, as well as to protect cloud workloads. No matter where an organization is on its cloud journey and what security gaps they’re facing, FireEye can help support and secure their mission.
Find out more by reading our eBook, A Holistic Cloud Security Approach for Government.