How are governments faring amidst challenging cybersecurity environment?

Tony Anscombe, global security evangelist at ESET

Tony Anscombe, global security evangelist at ESET

Governments, like every other enterprise, have seen an accelerated need for digital transformation during the pandemic. And just like other businesses, they’ve seen a closely related surge in malicious actors testing their defences and scams, taking advantage of heightened demand for their services.

So how are governments coping? In this edition of the podcast, we’re joined by Tony Anscombe, global security evangelist at ESET, to discuss how the public sector has responded, where things go from here, and how solution providers can help.

We discuss:

  • how the threats public sector entities have faced have evolved, as both number of threats they’re seeing, and the number of services citizens are demanding has risen dramatically;
  • examples of well-timed cybercriminal efforts, including a fake COVID tracking app that coincided with the launch of the official government-built app;
  • why misinformation and disinformation has become as much of a cyber-security issue as malicious attacks;
  • why the increasing importance of government services during the pandemic has driven more attacks to and scams pretending to be those services;
  • how digital transformation has put IT and IT security at the table for business-level decisions;
  • why governments need to be concerned about cyber-criminals playing the long game over a long time and expanding the platform for exploits to include the extensive supply chains of the government; 
  • how government agencies are coming together to fight the threats governments are facing;
  • how the government is doing in investing in security-related technologies and how that may impact the shortage of security professionals; and
  • what solution providers can do to help governments improve their security stance.

All this and much more in this edition of the ChannelBuzz.ca Podcast.

   

Robert Dutt

Robert Dutt is the founder and head blogger at ChannelBuzz.ca. He has been covering the Canadian solution provider channel community for a variety of publications and Web sites since 1997. 

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