Citizens rely on state governments and local municipalities to provide a host of services — everything from access to public records, police protection, and education and welfare, to voting and election services, which allow citizens to participate in their democracy. As technology advances, so does the citizen-consumer's demand for an increasing number of these services to be provided digitally. While this digital transformation grants ease of access to citizens looking to engage state-funded online programs and services, it potentially increases vulnerabilities inherent to public-facing systems.
This research from IBM X-Force looks at the broader threat trends impacting public sector organizations, including some of the bigget security breaches of the past few years. IBM X-Force analysis of these trends points to some general recommendations for how public sector organizations can better prepare to face these threats and protect society's critical public infrastructure.
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