Government agencies have suffered a record-breaking number of ransomware and cyberattacks over the past year. In response, funding to combat cyber risks will become available as part of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. The plan allocates $930 million for Federal infrastructure upgrades.
From the whitehouse press release, “In addition to addressing the public health and economic crises head on, the President’s plan will provide emergency funding to upgrade federal information technology infrastructure and address the recent breaches of federal government data systems. This is an urgent national security issue that cannot wait.”
COVID-19 has accelerated the need for Identity-Centric security. As remote agency workforces expand, there is little question that Privilege Management will play an increasingly crucial role in mitigating cyber-attacks. BeyondTrust’s Privileged Access Management solutions bolsters your organization’s cybersecurity posture and Zero Trust goals—in addition to aligning with ICAM, FICAM, CMMC, and CDM best practices.
From the supply chain to sensors to sensitive data systems, critical government infrastructure is under new forms of attack. To keep a step ahead, you need deep knowledge of access privileges and crystal clear audit trails. BeyondTrust provides Zero Trust secure remote access and privilege management solutions that ensure complete visibility and control over your network—without disrupting operations in the process. This also includes granular controls over contractor and vendor access.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 health crisis, malware attacks have increased 30,000% with the surge in remote work remote endpoints. Part of your telework strategy needs to include endpoint security. Fortunately, most phishing and malware attacks can be neutralized by removing local admin rights. With BeyondTrust, you can empower remote end-users to do their jobs without giving them admin rights or exposing your network.
The operational and security challenges involved in shifting to remote work are massive. Fortunately, there are solutions that can help. With BeyondTrust, you can give employees, vendors and admins secure access to desktops and systems, without a VPN. You can also empower your service desk to provide secure, reliable remote support to end-users and customers on or off your network.
Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) is the set of tools, policies, and systems that Federal and DoD agencies use to enable the right individual to access the right resource, at the right time, for the right reason in support of critical mission objectives.
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This guide has been prepared so that IT and security administrators can understand how BeyondTrust Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions map into guidelines set forth in the NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-2017 on Zero Trust Architecture. NIST defines these core concepts as follows:
COVID-19 has accelerated the need for Privileged Identity Management (PIM). As remote agency workforces expand, there is little question that Privileged Identity Management will play an increasingly crucial role in mitigating cyber-attacks. Recent cyber breach news is a reminder that privileged credentials are highly targeted by threat actors.
To maximize security and effectiveness, agencies must first define what desired user activity looks like. Privileged Access Management (PAM) provides a rich set of data to the elastic search dashboards, with indicators and evidence of compromise.
Meet with one of our security experts to navigate the American Rescue Plan and learn more about how our solutions can help you respond to the post COVID-19 era.