Thursday, September 27, 2018
By John Matelski, Fuel president and Chief Innovation and Information Officer for DeKalb County Department of Innovation & Technology
Public sector organizations and agencies face unprecedented pressure to provide services to citizens and constituents in a transparent, cost-effective and efficient manner. In fact, the expectation is that they also be customer-focused and responsive to stakeholder needs in a climate of shrinking budgets and resources. Because of this, today, like never before, public sector agencies have had to become more proactive and operate more like private sector businesses. As part of this new behavioral model, agencies are required to maintain and secure an immense amount of data that is collected each day in order to make “just-in-time” decisions, as well as forecast for the long term. The kinds of data and information to collect can be anything from crime data to public health information, economic development data and public school information. While maintaining and securing systems and data can be a challenge at times, there are a few things that can be done to move your organization forward and continue fighting cybersecurity threats.