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National needs call for automation and informatization of bureaucratic processes. Thanks to the state-of-the-art information technology, governments can make quick decisions and receive up-to-date information about the state of affairs in the country.

Government information systems offer public services to individuals and legal entities. Given the large number of public employees, government agencies need to not only protect critical IT infrastructure but also ensure full compliance with information security requirements among the staff.

State agencies typically have access to big amounts of personal data and other information used in government operations. Even more so, social stability directly depends on the reliability of state agencies.

Unlike commercial enterprises, the primary goal of information security systems in the public sector is to ensure compliance with national and—to a lesser extent—international regulations. Follow-on expert risk assessment only takes place when an agency requires enhanced measures to protect its information.

Public organizations are often targeted by criminal communities and “cyber troops” sponsored by other countries. Attackers may seek to disrupt the stable operation of state information systems, particularly public resources, or gain access to arrays of protected information, including the citizens’ personal data.

The social significance of government information systems is much higher than in any other sector of the economy.

We believe that all public organizations share a few common information security threats and issues.

  • Stolen or blocked critical data. This concerns personal information, including special categories of data, as well as other types of confidential data processed in government information systems. Cybercriminals can use this data both to attack citizens and to disrupt social stability in the country.
  • Poor management of public key infrastructure (PKI). The key approaches to managing the PKI components have not changed much over the past 10 years. The potential in terms of automation and optimization has not been fully captured, and many operations are still being handled manually at the local level.
  • Challenges related to monitoring electronic signature certificates. Government organizations extensively rely on certificates for electronic signatures and electronic seals. These certificates may be issued by external certificate authorities, which means an organization cannot use standard automated tools to perform monitoring. As the number of certificates increases, this may become a burning issue.

Most attacks aimed at gaining access to corporate IT infrastructure target access control systems, in particular, the subsystem responsible for identification, authentication, and access control.

Indeed Identity solutions can help address the following tasks relevant for public organizations:

  • Enable strong authentication to protect access to the critical components of government information systems (Indeed Access Manager and Indeed Key).
  • Automate and optimize the administration of public key infrastructure (PKI) components, including management of digital certificates and PKI tokens (Indeed Certificate Manager).
  • Monitor the use of qualified electronic signature certificates by tracking validity periods, storage devices, and certificate owner activity (Indeed Certificate Manager).
  • Protect remote access to public resources by using mandatory strong authentication tools (Indeed Access Manager and Indeed Key).

Indeed Identity offers reliable solutions to protect your organization from diverse cybersecurity threats. Indeed Identity products incorporate a wide range of tools designed to protect and safely manage user access. In addition, our solutions can save cybersecurity experts’ time and boost their efficiency.

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