Cyber security for government

Cyber-security-for-government
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest

Introduction

 The government is one of the institutions that are at huge risk of cybercrimes. Cyberattacks against the government may be initiated by neighboring countries as well as individuals and institutions within an outside the government. Cybercrimes against the government for various reasons. The government stores very crucial data online which are prone to cybercrimes. Governments should therefore take relevant cybersecurity measures to ensure their online safety.

GOVERNMENT APPLICATION AREAS OF CYBER SECURITY

1. Security

 Crucial security details may be essential to terrorists. Some of these details are stored online and with the advancement of cybercrimes, a country`s security may be at risk. Therefore, security departments should keep this information safe from unauthorized access by investing in cybersecurity. They should hire highly qualified cyber security personnel to secure their online data.

 Crucial security details may be essential to terrorists. Some of these details are stored online and with the advancement of cybercrimes, a country`s security may be at risk. Therefore, security departments should keep this information safe from unauthorized access by investing in cybersecurity. They should hire highly qualified cyber security personnel to secure their online data.

2. Treasury

 The national treasury/finance departments store important financial records including expenditure, revenue, and civil servants` salaries among other financial data. There are many government agencies and parastatals that deposit money in banks. These banks can be hacked leading to loss of billions of money. It is important for governments to put in place effective cyber security systems to ensure safety of their finances.

3. Education

 Education is one of the key sectors of every economy. It is also prone to crimes such as leaking national exams. This has been common as people sell exams leakages to students prior to exam dates. Some of these information is obtained through hacking of exam bodies. Most of this information is sent to students online. The government put identify these crimes and the culprits should face the law. Security measures should also be implemented to prevent these crimes.

4. Elections

 Election systems can be hacked and this leads to rigging of elections in a country. Many cases of election results manipulation have been reported and many legal battles involving election irregularities have taken place. Most of these battles revolve around manipulation of election systems. Machines are hacked and numbers manipulated to favor a certain candidate. Electoral bodies should tackle these irregularities by using effective cyber security practices.

5. Economy

 Every country needs a sound economy to survive. A country needs businesses to pat taxes for it to run smoothly. If businesses are hacked, they lose money and this hurts the economy. The government should therefore create cyber security awareness for businesses to be safe. This will ensure a healthy economy.

CONCLUSION

 Governments are highly prone to cybercrimes and this might jeopardize the country and its citizens. Businesses can lose money affecting the economy and it is therefore important for governments to be aware and create security measures. Cybercrimes are advancing every day and the government should therefore stay up to date and keep coming up with new ways of fighting cybercrimes.

Any questions?

Our mission

To bridge the gap between education and the market place.

our Vision

To be the education and innovation hub of Africa.

© 2019 All rights reserved​

@Tutorgram