Industry Insight

Why take the whole-of-state approach to ransomware protection and remediation

COMMENTARY | Using the best cybersecurity policies and data protection technology in a statewide framework allows local agencies to say no to any ransom demands, confident that their data is securely backed up and easily accessible.

How local governments can protect themselves against third-party threats

COMMENTARY | Adaptive, multilayered solutions will help agencies fend off opportunistic supply-chain attacks.

Combating threats to employees in digital spaces

COMMENTARY | User activity monitoring and behavior analytics can beef up cybersecurity training and help protect the agency from internal and external risk.

Zero-trust citizen access: Secure services for residents and agencies

COMMENTARY | A zero-trust citizen portal gives residents seamless access to public services while protecting increasingly vulnerable government networks from attack.

Urban-rural collaborations help eliminate transit deserts and improve mobility equity

COMMENTARY | An innovative partnership gives residents of northwest Washington state a single fare-payment option they can use on public transit to cross county lines for work, medical appointments or leisure.

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How local governments can rise to the infrastructure complexity challenge

To take advantage of the federal government’s $2 trillion in investments, municipalities must think big, start small and scale fast.

Not all encryption is created equal

COMMENTARY | True end-to-end encryption services are robust and hardened enough to meet the complex and stringent security and privacy requirements most government enterprises demand.

How state and local governments can fortify security at tax time (or any time)

COMMENTARY | The right fraud prevention practices apply a “friction-right” approach, making it easier for true users to apply for access while impeding bad actors.

How effective asset management supports data center sustainability

COMMENTARY | With proactive monitoring and asset management, agencies can drive down cooling costs while avoiding downtime risk.

Reducing health disparities through effective data management

COMMENTARY | Data management solutions can help public health agencies effectively organize, analyze and optimize the value of their data.

Assistive AI can revolutionize public safety collaboration

Cloud-based collaboration supported by artificial intelligence can generate the insights that help multiple agencies operate efficiently across routine and major incidents.

3 applications driving 5G in public safety

5G’s network capacity, internet-of-things support and low latency will power the emerging technologies responders have been waiting for.

How agencies can help constituents find accurate information quicker

COMMENTARY | With AI-enabled answer engines, users can ask complete questions and get the correct answer regardless of how they phrase the question.

Long-term digital solutions can offset workforce shortage gaps

COMMENTARY | User-friendly technology platforms can help under-resourced agencies decrease their administrative burden and attract digital-savvy employees.

How blockchain can improve digital evidence collection and collaboration

Blockchain offers an immutable chain of custody that guarantees data integrity, prevents fraud and provides a transparent, auditable system of record for digital assets related to investigations.

Tech layoffs have opened the door for IT talent. Now governments must close the deal.

COMMENTARY | Human capital management solutions can improve candidate experience and help agencies streamline the hiring and onboarding processes.

Work with what you’ve got: Accelerating zero trust deployments

COMMENTARY | Because zero trust is founded on cybersecurity tenets like segmentation and identity management, state and local governments can adopt the strategy quickly and effectively.

Building scalable, cost-effective application security

COMMENTARY | Automated scanning and remediation platforms can identify, fix and prevent security gaps and vulnerabilities at the software application and development levels.

Understanding why government automation projects fail

COMMENTARY | A deep, data-driven analysis of workflows will give agencies a true, accurate and unbiased picture of actual operations and show where automation can streamline processes.

Getting started with targeted public health interventions

COMMENTARY | Data sharing that supports more granular analysis into the social factors that drive health inequities will help public health agencies offer targeted interventions to address them.