MeriTalk: 2023 Forecast: IT Modernization, Cyber Strengthening

Technology suppliers to the Federal government are telling MeriTalk that they expect to see Federal agencies place increasing emphasis on IT modernization efforts in 2023, along with continuing efforts to boost cybersecurity protections that modernized systems can help to achieve.

Mike Wiseman, vice president, Public Sector at Pure Storage, said he expects government agencies to “place a heightened focus on modernization and development priorities, including emphasizing digital government, upgrading legacy systems, continuing broadband adoption, and expanding remote work and collaboration platforms.” …

Gary Barlet, Federal CTO at Illumio, said Federal agencies in 2023 should be evaluating their progress on zero trust security migration, and then redoubling efforts to make more progress on multiple pillars of their strategies.

“The Federal government is waking up to the prevalence and necessity of adopting an ‘assume breach’ mentality – which will result in a seismic shift in how agencies defend their operations in 2023,” he said. “We can expect to see an increased focus on implementing more modern containment strategies vs. solely relying on traditional prevention approaches.” … Read the full article here.



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