With growing global challenges and increased cyber and physical risks, governments must prioritise risk management, safeguard critical infrastructure and protect citizens. According to CloudSek cyberattacks against the government jumped 95% in 2022. The expectation is that government business continues whatever the situation and that citizens are kept safe. In today’s global climate, it’s more important than ever to maintain data security, protect data sovereignty and ensure service availability.
In recent years, digital transformation in the public sector has rapidly advanced, with an increasing number of citizens accessing digital services. Digital transformation has also enabled government employees to adopt a work-from-anywhere workstyle. There is growing pressure on governments to accelerate digital transformation further. According to a Deloitte article, seventy-seven percent of government agencies say that digital transformation initiatives pushed during the pandemic are already having a positive impact on their organisation.