Data Overview Report

The State Of Government Application Security, 2020

Government Must Invest Aggressively In Application Security To Protect Citizen Data

January 7th, 2020
With contributors:
Stephanie Balaouras , Melissa Bongarzone , Kate Pesa , Peggy Dostie

Confidence in the ability of government to keep citizen data safe is low, and with good reason: Malicious attackers stand ready to target government agencies and their treasure trove of data. Applications remain the biggest external attack method, and security pros at government entities must aggressively protect applications to secure the data these apps create and access because they are far behind all industries in key areas of application protection. Security pros at government agencies should use this report to target crucial application security improvements in the build and launch stages of Forrester’s secure what you sell (SWYS) model.

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