Government cyber security strategy: how to protect government email
Protecting email systems is likely to play a critical role in any government cyber security strategy. Like many organizations and businesses, local governments are continuously under attack from hackers trying to gain access to systems and accounts or to steal valuable data. For governments, this means the personal data and identifiable information of the citizens who rely on local governments for a wide variety of services.
An effective government cyber security strategy must include measures to defend email systems from routine malware and viruses as well as advanced threats like ransomware, spear-phishing, impersonation attacks and threats from insiders. The challenge for government cyber security: putting effective government IT solutions in place quickly and often within severe budget constraints.
In many locales, government cyber security strategy must also support government transformation strategy to ensure efficient delivery of government services. Email is critical to this effort as well, as it is the lifeblood of communications between citizens and government agencies. And government cyber security strategy must also ensure that agencies are compliant with a wide range of regulatory frameworks, including regulations concerning GDPR and financial services compliance.
To promote government information security and implement a strong government cyber security strategy, more local governments today are turning to Mimecast for help in making email more secure, available and easy to manage.
Implementing government cyber security strategy with Mimecast
Mimecast supports government cyber security strategy by providing an all-in-one, subscription-based service for email security, continuity and archiving. As a SaaS-based offering, Mimecast services can be implemented immediately and cost-effectively, without capital expense for hardware or software.
Mimecast solutions significantly reduce the burden on government IT administrators by providing easy-to-use tools accessible through a single, web-based console. And by offering comprehensive services for managing every aspect of government email systems, Mimecast helps to reduce the cost and complexity of implementing and managing a government cyber security strategy.
All-in-one solutions for government cyber security strategy
To support government cyber security strategy, Mimecast provides solutions for:
- Email security. Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection automates defenses against routine viruses, malware and spam as well as sophisticated threats like ransomware and spear-phishing. Additionally, Mimecast offers secure messaging services, content control and data leak prevention services, and solutions for sending large files up to 2 GB safely and securely.
- Email continuity. Mimecast Mailbox Continuity enables government employees to have access to live and archived email even when primary email systems are down due to a disaster, outages or attack, ensuring that government services can continue at all times.
- Email archiving. The Mimecast Cloud Archive provides a central repository for email, files and other data, helping to ensure compliance with regulatory frameworks and simplify email retention management for government IT administrators.
Learn more about Mimecast solutions to support government cyber security strategy, and about Mimecast solutions for Office 365 backup software.