By 2025, 75% of government CIOs will be directly responsible for security outside of IT, including operational and mission-critical technology environments.
A new level of security risk is generated by legacy systems. digital transformation initiatives, cyber-physical systems (CPS), and now Al. In addition, nation-states, hacktivists, and ransomware gangs target government systems. Government agencies must implement new cybersecurity tactics to understand the key stages, resources, and people that are required to plan and execute an effective cybersecurity initiative.
Roadmap for Government Cybersecurity Leaders covers five key actions:
- Align strategy that sets objectives and builds a business case.
- Develop an action plan to create a risk prioritization framework.
- Initiate execution to build a design and adjust the team structure.
- Build and mature program that maintains accountability and assurance.
- Reassess and optimize to demonstrate and communicate value.