Don’t let rapid engineering for remote work leave you vulnerable.
How can agencies keep pace with rapidly pivoting technology needs while staying secure?
“The pandemic has prompted considerable discussion on making processes more robust for future pandemics. But government agencies also must be able to withstand as well as bounce back from shifting customer needs, technological innovation, economic and social upheaval, natural disasters, the actions of foreign powers, and more. If a crisis moves the organization to embrace telework, it shouldn’t then become more vulnerable to a cyberattack; resiliency must remain robust in the face of all kinds of challenges, as well as in the face of growth in the scale and scope of the challenges faced.” – FedTech Magazine
According to a recent forecast from Gartner, “Worldwide government IT spending is forecast to total $438 billion in 2020, a decrease of 0.6% from 2019.” This coupled with challenges around the COVID-19 pandemic and redirected spending towards a fully remote-ready workforce, it could mean that those planned modernization initiatives may get shelved until we settle into the “new normal.”
What does this mean for cybersecurity? For starters, those legacy servers in the closet might be sticking around a little longer! It also means that you will require staff who can continue to maintain and secure it, and can integrate “cyber-resilience” into all aspects of your infrastructure. Adding in the fact that cyber is one of the most highly competitive job markets, we can see how things can spiral out into a ‘perfect storm’.
So what can federal agencies do to stay secure?
IT Managed Services is the solution. You need a team that can scale, integrates security from the ground up, minimizes risk, and can adapt quickly to the changing landscape.
Things change at a moment’s notice. InquisIT’s systems, networking, and special projects teams implement Defense-in-Depth which aligns to the latest in NIST best-practices. As your priorities change to accommodate emerging threats, so do ours. With a low-complexity contract structure, scaling staff power up to complete last-minute ATOs or to mitigate zero-day vulnerabilities becomes a breeze. Scaling down becomes simple and cost-effective, as you only pay for the staff you need, when you need it.
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We have already recruited quality staff, so you don’t have to. InquisIT boasts a 95% retention rate for highly-qualified cybersecurity staff, a Top 10% benefits package in the industry, and highly-certified staff aligned to DoD 8570. We bring you support teams who bring security know-how to boost cyber-resilience across your environment.
You can’t simply take a contractor’s word for it that they will safeguard your data. With InquisIT, you bring on a team who can prove they minimize risk through quality certifications, such as ISO 9001, 20000, 27001, and CMMI/SVC 3, a Top Secret Facility Clearance, and ITAR registered status. We demonstrate NIST 800-171 compliance, giving you everything needed to step comfortably into an MSP service offering.