Protect critical local services
Local government is high on the list of targets for malicious actors that want to disrupt government functions and undermine public services. And with large digital estates, legacy IT, and small security teams, cyber-attacks are successfully slipping through the cracks. In the last five years alone, local authorities lost £10 million to cyber-attacks including money paid to hackers, legal costs, and regulatory fines.
Holistic protection for modern day threats
In 2022, local authorities faced up to 10,000 cyber-attacks every day, with phishing emerging as one of the most common threats. As adversaries rely on the ubiquity of email, councils are experiencing growing volumes of highly targeted attacks carefully crafted to steal credentials, harvest data, deliver malicious files and give attackers an entry point into computer networks.
How can the public sector better manage their cyber risk?
With the both the number of attacks and level of sophistication increasing, the threat to public sector data has never been so high. It’s essential to find new ways of keeping data secure, whilst still keep budget and resource limitations in mind.
One approach that some organisations are taking is ‘zero-trust’. Zero Trust is a security model that requires strict identity verification for every person and device trying to access resources, regardless of their location – whether you’re working from home or sitting within the network perimeter.
Autonomous Integrated Security
Integrated security driven from a single cloud-based platform relieves this pressure on the public sector, enabling a proactive response to threats and effective threat intelligence sharing. Organisations can eliminate the vulnerabilities that sit between and across major attack surfaces by connecting email, web and cloud application security using identity and context.
Crucially, consolidating security with a coordinated approach makes cybersecurity easier to manage and helps future-proof defences. The cloud security platform both keeps pace with and enables change, adapting as public sector organisations add new services or adopt new applications.
Censornet’s autonomous, integrated cloud security makes cyber security easier to manage by automating detection and response. We deliver web, email, and app security in a unified, easy-to-use platform so IT teams can handle the growing volume of complex, multi-faceted and cross-channel threats. And we train your people in the basics – giving your staff the skills they need to strengthen your ‘human firewall’.