Consider the immense amount of confidential constituent data currently stored on your public administration network. That data includes financial, legal records, employee information and much more. In a climate of advanced cyber threat, government agencies have to be hardened against attacks.
According to The New York Times, 44% of local government agencies report that they regularly face cyberattacks. Of equal concern is that 28% do not know how often they are attacked.
Develop a Data Protection Strategy Starting with Endpoint Devices
Endpoint devices form a gateway into any organization's IT infrastructure. If a device is compromised, your entire organization could be compromised. That's why protecting your devices is key to protecting sensitive data.
Ensure Maximum Security for Your Agency & Constituent Data
Look for devices that offer data protection throughout the lifecycle with built-in security features and services including:
User authentication: Biometric fingerprint or IR (infrared) cameras improve security and enhance the user experience.
Encryption: Enable full-drive encryption at the factory to save IT time when deploying devices. Alternatively, manually enable Microsoft Bitlocker on devices equipped with a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) to encrypt data.
Online Data Back-up (OLDB): This next-gen data management solution allows enterprises to securely store confidential information in the cloud with a simple, automatic backup process. It’s quick to set up, requires no additional administrative overhead, offers military-grade security, and is much more affordable and trustworthy than on-premise solutions. Access multiple point-in-time copies of data, ensuring you can recover data from any form of cyber attack or accidental data loss.
Remote Secure Erase: Remotely wipe a device in the event it is lost or stolen. Using Intel® Active Management Technology, an IT administrator can erase all data on a system even if it is asleep or shut down, or the OS image is corrupt. This feature also integrates with many common IT management consoles.
Containerization: Isolated virtual containers protect against malware gaining access to devices and data. Typically deployed on smartphones and tablets through mobile device management (MDM) or mobile application management (MAM).
Protection against snooping: Privacy filters fit to new and legacy device screens help prevent others from seeing confidential information.
Port protection: Port security features help protect against physical theft of data via USB and other access ports by disabling or otherwise requiring authentication for their use.
Keep your drive: Typically, under the terms of manufacturer device warranties, when a defective part is replaced, the old component becomes the property of the vendor. A "keep your drive" service allows you to keep your drive(s) and dispose of business data on your terms, improving data security and ensuring compliance with data privacy and retention requirements, as well as mitigating civil liability risks associated with data breaches.