Federal Data is Exploding at the Edge. Is It Secure?

NextGov: It’s no secret that the consequences of data breaches can be devastating for the public sector, including mission failure, loss of public trust and national security implications—not to mention steep fiscal costs. According to the Ponemon Institute, the total average cost of a data breach in 2018 for public-sector organizations was $2.3 million with an average of $75 per record.

The renewed focus on cloud-first policy with the Defense Department’s cloud strategy and the Office of Management and Budget’s Federal Cloud Smart Strategy means more agencies are moving their data beyond data centers and on-premise systems.

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