Insider Threats and Federal Office IT: What You Need to Know

Government agencies frequently prioritize external cyberthreats — even though some of the biggest cyber dangers come from within their own walls. On average, an organization’s insider threat costs total $8.76 million annually. Additionally, 90% of organizations feel vulnerable to insider threats. And the primary risk factors associated with insider threats: excessive access privileges, an increasing number of devices with access to sensitive data, and complex IT.

To address insider threats, organizations sometimes deploy data loss prevention, encryption, and identity and access management technologies. Organizations are increasingly using intrusion detection and prevention, log management, and security information and event monitoring technologies to deter insider threats, too. Yet for government agencies that want to optimize federal office productivity, the aforementioned technologies are unlikely to deliver the desired results.

Today’s government agencies require secure desktops and notebooks that provide federal office employees with simplified access to work. They also need security solutions that quickly and safely move data with the end user. With advanced HP Security Solutions from ABM Federal, government agencies can safeguard federal office devices and data against insider threats and other cyber dangers. At the same time, government agencies can optimize their federal office IT.

Implement Multiple Security Layers

Federal office IT administrators must secure user devices without sacrificing the user experience. The HP multifactor authentication feature allows federal office IT administrators to do just that. HP multifactor authentication ensures federal office IT administrators can require two or more types of security factors as login credentials. In doing so, HP multifactor authentication simultaneously improves security and the user experience.

Keep Visual Hackers at Bay

Visual hacking often goes undetected but poses significant dangers. For example, a visual hacker can use a smartphone to capture a picture of a federal office employee’s computer screen that contains sensitive information. The HP Sure View integrated privacy screen protects federal office employees against visual hackers. HP Sure View features a privacy mode that allows federal office employees to block sensitive information on their computer screen at any time.

Remove Data From SSDs and HDDs Properly

Magnetic solid-state drives (SSDs) and hard disk drives (HDDs) contain sensitive information, and as such, must be erased properly. HP Secure Erase streamlines SSD and HDD data removal. The hard drive eraser allows federal office IT administrators to sanitize SSDs and HDDs to industry standards prior to disposal or recycling.

Make Your Federal Office IT Secure and Productive

ABM Federal, an HP Platinum Partner, delivers a wide range of HP Security Solutions to government agencies. It uses agile, flexible, and straightforward processes to simplify and protect federal office IT. Plus, ABM Federal has secured multiple “Best in Class” government-wide contracts, as it provides top-notch federal products and services to transform IT operations.

Contact us at (800) 522-9226 to learn more.

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1 Ponemon Institute “2018 Cost of an Insider Threat Report.”
2 CA Technologies “2018 Insider Threat Report.”

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