Even though many government systems may be protected from outsiders trying to access and steal data, the contractors and suppliers they communicate with daily are just as susceptible to attacks. Recent announcements about hackers working through government contractors have exposed new threats to securing government information and weaknesses in some communications platforms.
These hackers get through systems in many ways, including:
Federal, state, and local governments are implementing programs to assure compliance to a minimum set of standards to protect information that travels between contractors and their agencies. Sometimes compliance is not enough. With so many forms of communication required to do business, it is important to make sure all devices and sessions are secure between all participants. Audio meetings, video meetings, messaging and file sharing all need to be protected with multiple security methods.
Here are a few tips to improve security for government contractors:
Webex by Cisco has many resources no matter where you are in your security development:
The government and defense contractor security whitepaper provides concise information about products and technologies that meet and exceed strict compliance standards and safely protect communications with government agencies. Click here and learn how to mitigate security breaches when collaborating with the Department of Defense or other government agencies.
To learn more technical information about the Webex by Cisco security advantage, click on this link: pdf
The Webex for Government web page has detailed information about products for meetings, messaging and calling that are compliant with government agencies and provide advanced security. Secure Collaboration | Webex For Government
Call your Cisco Government Sales office or partner for information on how Webex helps you achieve CMMC compliance, a cyber security program being developed by the Department of Defense. 1-888-469-3239
Contact Webex. Click here and contact Webex for additional information on security for government contractors and management of your communications.
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