It can be extremely difficult to bring about change in the public sector, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced the industry to shift as a whole – and shift quickly. These new challenges include, but are not limited to, the need to rebalance funding and resources to manage supply risk and update legacy processes, and a shift to cloud services and solutions to support remote work and e-learning. With this transition to the cloud comes increased concern for both information security and cybersecurity among leaders in the public sector, especially as the pandemic has led to a wave of new methods designed to defraud and attack. Concurrently, data volumes are growing year over year in nearly every industry, and the public sector is no exception.
The public sector not only needs a way to manage increasing data volumes in a cost-effective way, but they’ll also require better analytics and business intelligence to navigate a turn like the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, it is important they continue prioritizing both information and cybersecurity as they move to the cloud.