State and local government agencies and their contractors all deal with highly sensitive information and workflows that require a consistent security solution.

Much of the federal government still relies on legacy IT infrastructure, and the expansion of new field assets, adoption of SaaS applications and IoT devices complicate management of the security architecture of these institutions. According to Gartner, government organizations look to cloud computing and cloud services as a priority within the next two years.

These new requirements, however, add complexity to an industry that suffers from constant attacks and struggles to protect sensitive state secrets and information. Cyber-espionage attacks, specifically by state-affiliated actors, accounted for over half of all breaches found in Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach and Investigation Report.

The persistent threat to state election systems by cyber criminals and nation-state actors is just one example of the pressing need for government to adopt a solution that can deliver centralized control and visibility over a distributed environment and infrastructure. And they can achieve this in a very simple, cost-effective, and flexible way – from the cloud.