Protect Public Sector from Cyberattacks
Government agencies and other organizations have emerged as targets for attacks, according to Verizon 2022 Breach Investigations Report. The public sector industry is highly exposed and vulnerable to cyberattacks because it possesses large amounts of sensitive data which makes it a financially rewarding sector for attackers.
Sophisticated ransomware groups such as Vice Society and LockBit have relentlessly targeted public firefighting services, schools, universities, and city and county services.
IT and security teams in public sector organizations with, education, and state & local government face multiple challenges:
- Pandemic-related increases in remote infrastructure have opened doors to attackers
- Advanced threat protection against ransomware attacks on legacy technology and operating systems
- Limited budgets cause significant challenges to bring in latest methodologies and best practices
Cyberattacks against public sector are on the rise.
Of state and local government organizations were hit by ransomware in 2021, up one-third from 2020
Of attacks investigated involved Active Directory
Had data encrypted- highest encryption rate in the industry
Active Directory is a prime entry point for cyberattacks in the public sector
Protecting the Public Sector Industry from Cybercriminals
Semperis helps public sector organizations prevent, mitigate and recover from identity- system related breaches-before, during, and after an attack.
Sophisticated ransomware groups targeting state & local organizations using AD exploits.
Semperis exposes security gaps in Active Directory, including Incidents of Exposure (such as configurations that have drifted over time) and evidence of malicious activity.
Many attackers inject malware or ransomware weeks or months before triggering it, thus infecting system backups and making recovery more difficult.
Semperis reduces the time to fully recover Active Directory from days or weeks to minutes—accelerating the return of business operations and closing security gaps to prevent a similar attack recurring.
Lack of AD and Azure AD expertise with staff in public sector organizations
Semperis has extensive domain expertise offering over 100+ years’ Microsoft MVP experience collectively in Director Services and Group Policy.