A Test and Trace Strategy for Reconnecting to Government Networks

NextGov: It is no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has been a bonanza for cybercriminals. As millions of government workers shifted to remote work almost overnight, federal IT managers were suddenly charged with securing a vastly expanded network perimeter while fending off increasingly aggressive and innovative bad actors.

For the first time ever, access to sensitive data and applications was almost exclusively driven by external users rather than on-premise demand. Securing this new edge-centric world has been especially challenging as the number of cyberthreats has risen and bad actors take advantage of fears of the pandemic to launch phishing campaigns and spread malware.

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