Governments have always recognized the necessity of cybersecurity, but their focus on the same has accelerated exponentially after the pandemic’s start. With public sector IT environments becoming larger and more complex, the cyber threat landscape has also evolved, prompting public sector organizations to increase their investment in robust cybersecurity technologies. In the wake of these trends, the global cybersecurity market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 13.4 percent and reach $376.32 billion by 2029.
This growth is especially driven by public sector organizations that are incorporating the latest cybersecurity technologies to protect highly sensitive government and citizen information. Their focus is especially on breach and attack simulation (BAS) to test the existing security posture of organizations against the evolving threats and identify the most critical vulnerabilities. BAS also plays a crucial role in training the organizations and their workforces to leverage the relevant security controls and facilitate proactive remediation.
To put the spotlight on such key developments in the industry, Govt CIO Outlook illustrates how public sector organizations are leveraging the latest technologies to augment their cybersecurity strategies. This edition features thought leadership articles from subject matter experts on the ongoing trends, best practices, and recent innovations in the public sector cybersecurity space. Some of the exclusive insights are authored by Behzad Zamanian, CIO at Washoe County Technology Services, Lester Godsey, Chief Information Security Officer at Maricopa County, and Shane M. Barney, Chief, Information Security Division at USCIS, who shed light on the increasing relevance of cybersecurity in the government sector, the impact of data management on cybersecurity, and the role of CISOs in the next generation of government cybersecurity.
In this edition of Govt CIO Outlook, we also bring to you the story of some of the most promising government cybersecurity solution providers that are fostering unparalleled workflow optimizations for public sector organizations and helping secure the data of citizens. In the list, Cherry Bekaert particularly stands out for its ability to strengthen the cyber defense of organizations with its comprehensive program of security technology, services, and insurance. We also bring you the story of Phalanx Solutions, a company providing multi-layered cybersecurity, compliance, and technology defensive systems for clients to protect their data, their freedom, and their values.
Through the following pages, we aim to shine a light on the innovative trends and latest developments in the government cybersecurity segment. We would like to know your thoughts.