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Governmental Agencies

Like any other sector, government organizations are under high cyber risk. Cybercriminals target government data, networks, and systems, and cyberattacks are often politically motivated.

17 hours

It takes 17 hours for the U.S government sector to discover a cyberattack. –


Of nation-state attacks specifically, target government agencies - Microsoft 2022


FBI identified ransomware attacks from January to July - TechTarget 2022

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Key Challenges

With threats growing in volume, intensity, and sophistication, several factors make local government agencies particularly vulnerable to cyberattacks. 
Below are the modern challenges that government organizations face daily:

  • Outdated IT infrastructure 
  • Poor understanding of threats 
  • Underfunding 
  • Finding the right solution
  • Luck of specialists 
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Top threats and attacks

Governmental agencies are highly vulnerable to cyberattacks because of stolid adaptation to new technological changes. 
However, these agencies should pay special attention to critical threats that malicious actors are ready to exploit. 

  • Ransomware
  • Denial of Service Attack—DoS
  • SQL Injection Attack
  • Phishing Attack 

Risk mitigation

Government agencies must mitigate cyber risk for governmental infrastructure, protect substructure from any threat and achieve optimal performance in digital government.

Controlling human error and implementing cybersecurity hygiene can mitigate cyber risk for governmental infrastructure, intrusion detection, and prevention systems. 
Learn about the best practices of risk mitigation in our eBook.

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