Continuous Monitoring For Compromised Credentials
Helping the Government Prevent, Disrupt, and Investigate Cyber Attacks
Government agencies carry the tremendous responsibility of protecting sensitive information for millions of U.S. citizens. Unfortunately, these agencies are targets of cybercriminals just as private businesses are.
In fact, government agencies make especially good targets for cyber attacks due to the sheer amount of personally identifiable information (PII) stored in their systems and the amount of money that can be gained from siphoning funds, rerouting government benefits, and stealing taxpayers’ private information to leverage themselves or sell on the dark web. Attack vectors include:
- Your employees
A bad actor impersonates an employee by leveraging credentials stolen via a malware infection on the employee’s machine.
- Your citizens
A bad actor logs in as a citizen using stolen credentials, and bypasses multi-factor authentication via social engineering, using PII harvested from a recent breach.
- Your suppliers
A bad actor compromises a defense supplier executive, gaining access to controlled unclassified information (CUI).
- Your employees
With high profile federal data breaches top of mind for public sector security teams – including the theft of 700,000 people’s tax information from the IRS, and the Small Business Administration (SBA) leak of 8,000 small business owners’ personal information – the time is now to deploy continuous monitoring for compromised credentials that put your users’ data at risk.
And should fraud, infrastructure disruption, espionage, or data theft occur, law enforcement agencies investigating cyber crimes need robust data to identify the perpetrators.
Only one solution provider, SpyCloud, powers both: preventing cyber attacks before they happen and empowering investigators to de-anonymize threat actors targeting government agencies and private citizens.