“The newly minted FY19 budget stands out because the federal government passed it on time and for the first time in nine years, government agencies begin the new year equipped to fund new and ongoing IT investments. In what is welcome, albeit not surprising news for security providers, cybersecurity remains the highest priority in the IT budget.”
“When it comes to security-specific spending, all signs point to the recently passed budget largely aligning to the initial agency wish lists…”
“A big emphasis and where agencies need help from industry are in risk management and security awareness. You will see spending aligned toward identifying and then protecting high value assets.
You’ve heard this before but it’s still very true – cybersecurity should be integrated from the beginning within every solution the government. This is especially pertinent for newer technologies like cloud, IoT, blockchain, and mobile-related ventures.
Agencies are increasingly cognizant of the need to be less reliant on traditional perimeter security, especially as IT environments become more decentralized. You’ll get more traction if you bring solutions which offer protections at the application and data level…” Read the full post here.
Source: Key Highlights From the FY19 Cybersecurity Budget – By Lloyd McCoy, November 1, 2018. immixGroup.