|Cyber security is an ongoing, constantly evolving process, and the thework of addressing cyber risks is never done. The result of the loss of critical data or a successful breach can be devastating for any organization. Within the Federal government, where matters of privacy, diplomacy, and national security are at play, the stakes are especially high and success is absolutely vital. The President has identified the cybersecurity threat as one of the most serious national security, public safety, and economic challenges we face as a nation.
Four Points Technology exists to enable Federal government agencies to operate effectively, efficiently, and securely. When it comes to cybersecurity, that means ensuring and protecting the confidentiality, integrity, availability of data, information systems, and infrastructure against damage, loss, theft, manipulation, or unauthorized access. In order to ensure comprehensive cybersecurity that effectively protects information assets and meets regulatory standards and requirements, Federal agencies must adopt a holistic view of their security posture, understanding and leveraging their strengths while identifying and mitigating their vulnerabilities.
In FY 2015, OMB and the National Security Council staff created a quarterly NIST Cybersecurity Framework assessment to comprehensively assess agency cybersecurity performance. In 2016, the Federal Chief Information Officer initiated the Cybersecurity Sprint, which instructed Federal agencies to immediately take a number of steps to protect Federal information and assets, and to improve the resilience of Federal networks. In order to raise the level of cybersecurity nationwide, prevent malicious cyber activity, improve incident response, and protect individual privacy, the 2017 Federal Budget increased cybersecurity funding by $19 billion - more than 35 percent over 2016.
With a dedicated Security Solutions Engineer on staff, Four Points Technology is uniquely positioned to collaborate with your agency, and to assist in developing and implementing risk-based plans to help you better defend your organization's information against potentially catastrophic cybersecurity incidents.