Cybersecurity for the Government Sector

Government entities, from the largest federal agencies down to the smallest local government offices, must secure their data and infrastructure from well-resourced attackers, including both nation-state actors and run-of-the-mill cyber criminals. Defending against these sophisticated threats requires the implementation of sophisticated cybersecurity solutions.

Data Security

Government entities have a wide variety of sensitive data to protect, from private internal communications and citizen data to information about critical infrastructure and defense projects. GaraSign supports strong encryption for all data, whether at rest or in transit, and simplifies the process of providing authorized and authenticated end-users access to the data when needed.

Strong Authentication

It’s widely understood that username and password-based authentication is relatively easy for attackers to compromise. A more secure alternative is key-based authentication via protocols like mutual TLS and SSH. GaraSign makes it easy to implement key-based authentication and to add granular controls, such as MFA and device authentication, without requiring manual reconfiguration to servers or modifications to existing applications.

Privileged Access Management

According to a 2019 Forrester report, “80% of data breaches have a connection to compromised privileged credentials, such as passwords, tokens, keys, and certificates.” GaraSign enables government offices and agencies to secure privileged credentials, such as SSH keys, TLS keys, and RDP keys, without inhibiting access for authorized users or slowing down day-to-day operations.

Ransomware Protection

Government offices, from local governments all the way to national agencies, have been subject to attack from cyber criminals, making ransomware protection an essential component to security posture. With GaraSign, customers can create secure backups that are digitally signed, cryptographically timestamped, and strongly encrypted, to protect data and ensure a seamless disaster recovery process, should it ever be required.

Cloud Security

Like most private enterprises, government offices and agencies are in the process of digital transformation, making cloud security a major priority. GaraSign strengthens cloud security with support for a bring-your-own-key design, strong encryption for data and applications stored in public clouds, hardware-level security of customer-managed decryption keys, and seamless decryption capabilities for authorized end-users.

Email Security

Internal emails often contain sensitive data, which means encryption is a must-have for government sector organizations. GaraSign simplifies both encryption and digital signatures for all email sent throughout large organizations with strongly-secured and centrally-managed private keys, plus a variety of easily-enforced granular controls. 

Give GaraSign a Try

Schedule a demo to see how GaraSign can improve the security and performance of cryptographic operations throughout your environment.