Mark Testoni, CEO of SAP National Security ServicesÂ and aÂ 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, has said adopting cloud technologyÂ could provide a path forward for state and local agencies that seekÂ to address cybersecurity challenges, Dark Reading reported Friday.
He told the publication that cloud architectures offer another layer of defense especially for smaller communities that use web-based platforms and services.
Testoni described the cybersecurity problem as complex due to the number of agencies, school districts and other public organizations throughout the country.
“Typically, these smaller cities and counties don’t have the scale, but they all have their own individual systems that they have to manage,” he said. “It is a lot of different systems and a lot of different architectures and a lot of different capabilities.”
He added that cybercriminals couldÂ find an opportunity to exploitÂ government systems as state and local agenciesÂ shiftÂ focus toward addressing safety and economic risks from the ongoing pandemic.