Protecting High-Value Government Assets

Trustwave, is a leading cybersecurity and managed security services provider that helps government agencies and enterprises fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce security risk. Continuous growth, and a deep bench of elite security experts has helped the company rise to become one of the foremost players cybersecurity – recognized by industry analyst firms like Gartner, IDC and Forrester as industry-leading.

Trustwave offers a wide range of data protection technologies, managed security services, consulting and professional services to help organizations monitor for, detect, and quickly eliminate external and internal threats. As a company on the front lines battling cybercriminals and nation-state threat actors intent on stealing data or destroying infrastructure, Trustwave is well-positioned to help government agencies secure their operations today and as needs change.

The government sector faces a mountainous challenge protecting intellectual property, state secrets and information on its citizens. This information is housed and accessed from databases spread increasingly across diverse environments and is under constant threat from sophisticated malware, zero-day vulnerabilities and poor patching practices. In fact, according to the 2019 Trustwave Global Security Report, over the past 12 months the number of database vulnerabilities that had to be patched increased by 25 percent and over 8 percent of those were related to unauthorized access or manipulation of sensitive data on high-value assets. In the simplest terms, such assets are government systems or data whose wrongful access, misuse or destruction would significantly impact the United Kingdom’s national security.

Advanced Database Protection
Trustwave has addressed mounting database security challenges head-on driving innovation through Trustwave DbProtect, a highly scalable database security platform that delivers real-time visibility and protection to data housed across an organization’s entire footprint no matter what environment or mix of environments the data traverses or resides. The software delivers continuous monitoring for unusual data behaviors indicative of a breach or policy violations empowering government agencies to protect big data stores across (and in between) major cloud services including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and others. Trustwave DbProtect identifies data leakage, misconfigurations, access control issues, missing patches, unauthorized data modifications and other concerns that put organizations at risk for breaches and associated steep fines stemming from General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Global reach with regional focus
The cyberthreat landscape is continuously evolving and well-funded adversaries have the technologies, time and capable manpower that makes it difficult for governments to protect systems on their own because agencies are challenged to scale resources the way a managed security service provider can.

Much like the private sector, governments face a critical shortage of available cybersecurity professionals, and the problem is likely to continue growing. Fortunately, agency leaders have already begun moving away from the old capital investment model and now routinely ask about managed services options because they want to take full advantage of leading-edge technologies and advanced services that don’t require in-house expertise such as threat hunting, red teaming and digital forensic investigations.

With a network of Security Operation Centers (SOCs) spread across the globe, Trustwave makes a tremendous impact by delivering elite cybersecurity practitioners who have deep insight on the latest threat intelligence such as propagating malware, malicious spam campaigns or critical vulnerabilities that need to be patched. By having both global and regional knowledge about the shifting threat landscape, security measures can be better applied by taking into account an individual agency’s mission and the environment it must defend. Agencies achieve a level of visibility and actionability that they never had before. Our government clients cannot afford to passively wait for alerts indicating a breach – we help ensure incidents are identified and addressed well beforehand.

Evolving to meet future security needs
Agencies are striving for better resilience, faster response and the least amount of mission impact when it comes to cybersecurity. However, technology leaders in government are being tasked to do more with less, while the pace of technology developments and the cyber skills shortage continue to accelerate. As a trusted government partner in database security and managed security services we meet agencies’ needs and requirements today while making certain they are prepared for the challenges of tomorrow.