Mobile Malware is the most popular type of security threat as this infects the device through downloaded apps. Once a government employee’s mobile device is compromised, intruders can use the information accessed to compromise their work devices.
Citizens want to avail government services with ease and from the comfort of their homes. The digital age has shifted the focus to user experience. Coming decades will only get more and more reliant on digital technology for service delivery and operations. While governments need a secure platform with remote working capabilities, citizens need their private data to be safe. The presence of a Chief Information Officer would help governments trudge through this transformation phase.
With most organizations adapting to remote working options, there has been a significant increase in security risks. According to Interpol, after the COVID-19 outbreak, cybercriminals have shifted their focus from small businesses and individuals to major corporations, large business, government departments and even critical infrastructure like healthcare.