Protecting File and Email Data Communications
With Content-defined Zero Trust
Government organizations, federal, state, and local, handle sensitive information that is vulnerable to cyberattacks. As a result, files and email content sent and shared in these institutions can be compromised from targeted cyberattacks and the lack of governance tracking, controls, and reporting. The breadth of confidential information government entities exchange through email, file sharing, managed file transfer, and web forms is exponential, and malicious or accidental exposure poses serious risk. Even though they are third parties, government contractors are also at risk of cyberattacks from malicious actors attempting to breach government supply chains, and porous governance can exposure confidential information.
The Kiteworks Private Content Network offers a unified platform for the exchange of sensitive content over email, file sharing, managed file transfer, SFTP, and web forms. The platform offers centralized policy management and reporting that ensures compliance with regulatory guidelines. Using the Kiteworks platform minimizes cybersecurity and compliance risks by providing a secure and compliant communications channel. Kiteworks’ security certification achievements include FedRAMP Authorized to Moderate Level Impact, FIPS 140-2, ISO 27001, 27017, and 27018, and SOC 2, among others. For DoD contractors, the Kiteworks platform is enveloped in a hardened virtual appliance that includes security layers, double encryption, access controls, an embedded firewall and WAF, AI-enabled anomaly detection, and more. By embracing the Kiteworks platform, government organizations can protect their sensitive information from cybersecurity threats and ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines.
Federal Agencies Mitigate Security and Compliance Sensitive Content Communication Risks
Federal agencies face significant security and compliance risks when communicating file and email content. As these agencies handle sensitive information, such as controlled unclassified information (CUI), cyberattacks and poor content-policy tracking and controls can lead to data breaches and unauthorized access to sensitive data. Security risks can also arise from third-party communications using file sharing, mobile enterprise apps, web portals, and automated inter-business workflows. Compliance risks include failing to meet regulatory requirements such as NIST 800-171 and ITAR. To mitigate these risks, federal agencies need to adopt secure communication channels such as a FedRAMP authorized virtual private cloud deployment. Kiteworks enables federal agencies to share, send, and transfer confidential information within the agency, interagency, as well as third parties that comprise part of the government supply chain.
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State and Provincial Governments Send and Share Sensitive Content Securely
The exchange of sensitive content through traditional methods like email, file sharing, managed file transfer, and web forms by U.S. state and non-U.S. provincial governments poses significant security and compliance risks. These methods lack centralized governance and security, making it easier for sensitive data to be compromised. The Kiteworks Private Content Network offers a solution to these challenges by providing centralized governance, security, and compliance for state and provincial agencies. Kiteworks ensures secure transmission and storage of sensitive data and enables efficient collaboration on various projects while maintaining confidentiality and complying with relevant regulations. Kiteworks streamlines workflows, allowing civil servants to access and transmit field data quickly to their department colleagues and collaborate efficiently on cross-jurisdictional projects. Kiteworks also fosters citizen engagement by enabling state and local government departments to share large or sensitive files securely while complying with open data initiatives.
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Local Governments Share and Send Content Securely and Efficiently
Local governments face numerous cybersecurity and compliance risks when sending, collaborating, and sharing sensitive content. These risks include data breaches, phishing attacks, malware infections, insider threats, and noncompliance with regulations like GDPR and HIPAA. These risks are further compounded by the proliferation of remote work, mobile devices, and third-party contractors and vendors. To mitigate these risks, local governments need a zero-trust policy-driven platform that unifies file and email data communication and collaboration workflows while providing advanced security and compliance features. The Kiteworks Private Content Network enables local governments to enforce granular access controls, generate audit trails for compliance requirements, and protect confidential information with comprehensive security enabled by a hardened virtual appliance. Kiteworks also provides centralized management and monitoring of all content-sharing activities, making it easier for local governments to comply with regulations and detect any suspicious activity.
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Government Contractors Protect Their Businesses
Government contractors face significant risks when it comes to file and email communication. This is especially true in the case of local governments, as they are responsible for protecting sensitive data from cyber threats and ensuring regulatory compliance. The Kiteworks Private Content Network provides a solution to these challenges by allowing government contractors to demonstrate compliance with cybersecurity standards and regulatory requirements such as NIST 800-171, FIPS 140-2, FISMA, FERPA, and more. For DoD contractors seeking CMMC 2.0 Level 2 accreditation, Kiteworks supports nearly 90% of the 110 practice requirements. The platform offers centralized governance, security, and compliance features that ensure contractors can protect the government supply chain while communicating sensitive information. This protects contractors from data breaches that could jeopardize their government contracts, while also enabling them to renew contracts each year by building trust with government agencies through reliable and secure communication of sensitive data.
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