Government entities face a plethora of cybersecurity threats, including ransomware, business email compromise, phishing, and data breaches. With targets like critical infrastructure to protect from potential attack, it’s imperative that government agencies at every level have the strongest possible cyber defense in place.
A Comprehensive Catalogue of Solutions to Address All of Your Needs
Fulfilling the Unique Cyber Needs for Government
As a government agency, you face countless types of cyber threats – from ransomware to data breaches. What’s more, you’re charged with protecting some of the most sensitive, classified information in the world along with operational technology that safeguards critical infrastructure.
With such a broad range of cybersecurity needs, you need a solution that can address each one, specifically, without employing countless vendors. PortalGuard, our single, unified IAM platform, supports use cases like election security, remote access, thick application access, and critical infrastructure. Additionally, PortalGuard is the only IAM platform to offer Identity-Bound Biometrics – an extra layer of security that establishes the highest levels of trust without introducing any additional friction into the login process.
Flexible Solutions to Increase Overall Cybersecurity Baseline
Between the extreme pressures of protecting vital, classified information, mandates to improve cybersecurity, and an insufficient supply of cybersecurity professionals, it becomes difficult for government entities to keep pace with a rapidly expanding technology footprint and digital transformation.
BIO-key PortalGuard is your comprehensive cybersecurity solution that provides state-of-the-art, reliable solutions designed to do all the heavy cybersecurity lifting for you so you can carry out daily operations more efficiently and with confidence that your sensitive data is secure. Enjoy greater visibility into threat activity, better monitor who’s accessing systems and information, and secure all access.
Navigating the Cybersecurity Landscape
Not only do you have to navigate the ever-expanding landscape of cyberattacks, but as a government agency you have much broader and tighter compliance requirements and regulations that are unlike those of any other sector.
With BIO-key PortalGuard, you have access to security powered by Identity-Bound Biometrics (IBB) – a type of authentication that verifies the actual identity of the person taking action. IBB has been NIST-tested and approved for the highest levels of identification accuracy and is part of the award-winning PortalGuard platform with multiple authentication methods, including fingerprint and palm scanning.
Secure Access. Protect Citizens.
We understand that the cybersecurity requirements and standards for government agencies are intricate, complex and cumbersome. In turn, your security needs are unique, and we build our products and solutions to support your unique circumstances.
There us a lot of pressure for the organizations responsible for putting on our elections, tallying the votes, and recording the results to improve security. With so much at stake, it is critical to secure access to election management systems, election night reporting systems, and voter registration databases using biometric authentication security.
The move to Zero-Trust is complex in practice, and now that it is entirely mandatory for federal government entities in the United States, it’s crucial to have the steps in place to make a seamless transition. Even though the government stores far more data than the private sector, a challenge is that it is often kept on older, more vulnerable systems. You can take the first step towards achieving Zero-Trust by taking advantage of Identity-Bound Biometrics – the most secure way to verify a user’s identity and establish trust that only authorized people are gaining access to your data.
Enhanced Compliance & Regulation
In the US, there are laws, such as FISMA, that define a framework for security standards to protect highly sensitive and classified information. There are also mainstay standards, like NIST, that all federal agencies must comply with to ensure these entities protecting critical data are meeting the standards for information security and privacy. In Europe, new cybersecurity directives have been enforced by way of updates to the NIS 2 Directive – legislation that establishes security requirements for public entities responsible for critical infrastructure and essential services. With PortalGuard, you can be confident you’re adhering to all requirements while operating efficiently and securely.
Operational Technology for Critical Infrastructure
The convergence and proliferation of cyber-physical systems have vastly increased the attack surface for the owners and administrators of Operational Technology (OT). In turn, cyberattacks on OT have increased in both frequency and severity, threatening the security of critical infrastructure society relies on. Securing identities and access is perhaps more important in this use case than any other – and PortalGuard has the perfect suite of solutions to stand up to bad actors. Enterprise-controlled enrollment ensures only approved individuals have certain levels of account privileges and MFA powered by Identity-Bound Biometrics supports the Zero-Trust approach to cybersecurity that verifies the person requesting access, not just a password, token, or device.
Customer Success Story
A Florida County’s Path to Election Protection
As a result of federal initiatives, many election boards are raising the standard for security and spearheading solutions that the Collier County Supervisor of Elections, Jennifer Edwards, believes will soon become commonplace. Despite unwavering optimism, however, security and fraud emerged in recent elections as issues that need to be confronted head on in order to maintain the integrity of our election process.
Supervisor Edwards knew additional cybersecurity measures would be needed and tapped BIO-key to deploy multi-factor authentication using biometrics. Ultimately, the county was able to significantly reduce password resets and implement strong, biometric authentication for shared workstations – all at an affordable cost.
Implement authentication approaches such as adaptive, step-up, passwordless authentication.
Secure and access all of your applications through a single point of strong authentication with a single IdP.
Self-Service Password Reset
Self-service reset & recovery options prevent password-related help desk calls.