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Federal Government Prioritizes Data Security

During the last State of the Union address, President Barack Obama included improving data security on his list of national priorities.

President Obama said, "America must also face the rapidly growing threat from cyberattacks½ We cannot look back years from now and wonder why we did nothing in the face of real threats to our security and our economy."

Including data security 0n the President's agenda is significant because it first implies that our government is not yet accomplishing this goal, and second it compels us to put the pieces in place "to protect our national security, our jobs, and our privacy."

Cyberattacks Not Always Sophisticated

Government Data Security Identified as Top PriorityWhile the list of companies who have suffered some form of data breach grows, the sad reality is that many cyberattacks (malicious or otherwise) are not "sophisticated" and could be prevented with off-the-shelf solutions. These first level attacks focus on corporate secrets, personal identity fraud, credit information, and private email.

The second level of attacks are those that attempt to disrupt our national security, financial institutions, and the backbone of our infrastructure. Internet providers, utility and transportation companies use communications to run switching stations, trucks, and trains, all of which would affect our livelihood if disrupted.

The President mentioned signing an Executive Order to work on this initiative (Executive Order 13636—Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity). The Executive Order calls for standards, processes and procedures to be proposed within 120 days of its signing (February 19, 2013).

Don't Wait to Take Action

When trying to comply with all of the various data security requirements (like PCI DSS or HIPAA), it is critical to have the right procedures and products in place.

A variety of government agencies have already implemented solutions such as the GoAnywhere managed file transfer solution. GoAnywhere takes a standards-based approach to data security using proven FIPS 140-2 validated encryption, SSL, TLS and SSH protocols, along with role-based administration and detailed audit trails. This comprehensive approach allows federal agencies to protect and automate their batch transmissions, perform ad-hoc transfers safely and provide a compliant alternative to email attachments.

Linoma Software [now HelpSystems] will be demonstrating the GoAnywhere solution, which is now listed in the GSA Advantage Directory, at the upcoming FOSE Government Technology and IT Expo held in Washington DC, May 14-16.

In the State of the Union Address, the President encouraged Congress to pass laws to "give our government a greater capacity to secure our networks and deter attacks."

Take a look at GoAnywhere today and learn how you can meet your security requirements and save costs through file transfer automation.

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