DOUBLECLUE FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The integration of new technologies into the day-to-day work of municipalities promises stronger links between departments and tasks. At the same time, the demands on IT system security increase with each innovation.

Due to the highly explosive nature of the data processed, the demands on the security of the IT of municipal institutions are particularly high. The introduction of cloud-based communication and collaboration tools also requires reliable access and identity management in order to adhere to data protection and compliance guidelines.

DOUBLECLUE FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The integration of new technologies into the day-to-day work of municipalities promises stronger links between departments and tasks. At the same time, the demands on IT system security increase with each innovation.

Due to the highly explosive nature of the data processed, the demands on the security of the IT of municipal institutions are particularly high. The introduction of cloud-based communication and collaboration tools also requires reliable access and identity management in order to adhere to data protection and compliance guidelines.

+ 7.9

»PERCENT INCREASE IN CYBERCRIME IN 2020 COMPARED TO THE PREVIOUS YEAR«
Source: BKA

Government sets stricter compliance and IT security guidelines

Government sets stricter compliance and IT security guidelines

The legal requirements for local governments have increased with increasing digitization. Similar to companies of the critical infrastructure, they are obliged to secure IT systems and administrative processes with state-of-the-art technical and organizational measures. In particular, compliance with the GDPR standards and the principle of lawful administrative action are forcing municipalities to increasingly address the issues of IT security.

Malware

»CRASHED THE SYSTEMS OF THE STADT FRANKFURT«
Source: heise online

The case of the city administration in Frankfurt that was infected with malware shows how vulnerable local governments are to cyberattacks. Even the infection of local areas of the IT infrastructure ensured that it was no longer possible for the administration to continue operating. Contact with the city of Frankfurt’s online services as well as public traffic was interrupted for the duration of the infection.

The reason for the infection was a manipulated e-mail attachment that triggered the infection. For the integrity of IT systems, it, therefore, requires IT security that builds on the non-technical components: the human factor, your employees.

The case of the city administration in Frankfurt that was infected with malware shows how vulnerable local governments are to cyberattacks. Even the infection of local areas of the IT infrastructure ensured that it was no longer possible for the administration to continue operating. Contact with the city of Frankfurt’s online services as well as public traffic was interrupted for the duration of the infection.

The reason for the infection was a manipulated e-mail attachment that triggered the infection. For the integrity of IT systems, it, therefore, requires IT security that builds on the non-technical components: the human factor, your employees.

Strict access restrictions to the various infrastructure components are therefore essential. If you succeed in establishing logical and deep access restrictions as well as storing employee identities in a tamper-proof manner, you also protect the components behind them from attack. Without access authorization and without a digital identity card, no changes whatsoever can then be made to the system.

At the same time, protecting digital employee identities also means ensuring compliance as well as IT security requirements of the information security management system (ISMS).

Strict access restrictions to the various infrastructure components are therefore essential. If you succeed in establishing logical and deep access restrictions as well as storing employee identities in a tamper-proof manner, you also protect the components behind them from attack. Without access authorization and without a digital identity card, no changes whatsoever can then be made to the system.

At the same time, protecting digital employee identities also means ensuring compliance as well as IT security requirements of the information security management system (ISMS).

+ 99%

»OF ALL ATTACKS REQUIRE HUMAN ASSISTANCE«
Source: proofpoint

The 4 pillars of an Identity Protection

Identity and Access Management

A granular identity and access management with adaptive policies allows a small-scale assignment of access and usage rights to your employees and, if necessary, partners and suppliers.

Multifactor Authentication

A second factor for logging in increases security when accessing devices and applications. This is because only those who can identify themselves twice are ultimately granted access to the system.

Central password management

The introduction of a central password manager increases password security in the company. Since passwords can be retrieved on demand and your employees no longer have to remember them, they use longer and more complex passwords.

Highly secure data storage

There is data that must not be freely accessible on the company server. An encrypted storage location that is additionally secured using a second factor is suitable for this.

Identity and Access Management

A granular identity and access management with adaptive policies allows a small-scale assignment of access and usage rights to your employees and, if necessary, partners and suppliers.

Multifactor Authentication

A second factor for logging in increases security when accessing devices and applications. This is because only those who can identify themselves twice are ultimately granted access to the system.

Central password management

The introduction of a central password manager increases password security in the company. Since passwords can be retrieved on demand and your employees no longer have to remember them, they use longer and more complex passwords.

Highly secure data storage

There is data that must not be freely accessible on the company server. An encrypted storage location that is additionally secured using a second factor is suitable for this.

39 SeC.

»A CYBERATTACK TAKES PLACE EVERY 39 SECONDS«
Source: FAZ

DoubleClue for local gouvernment

DoubleClue for local gouvernment

Meet legal regulations

State-of-the-art access policies to fulfill the IT baseline protection profile

The basic IT protection profile presented by the German County Association deals with the requirements for a high level of IT security for local government. It also defines the access restrictions to IT systems as well as the administration bases of these.

The strong basis for meeting compliance and security requirements is the protection of digital employee identities. This includes access restrictions to critical systems and networks with deep Privileged Access Management (PAM) and strong Multifactor Authentication (MFA).

Meet legal regualtions

State-of-the-art access policies to fulfill the IT baseline protection profile

The basic IT protection profile presented by the German County Association deals with the requirements for a high level of IT security for local government. It also defines the access restrictions to IT systems as well as the administration bases of these.

The strong basis for meeting compliance and security requirements is the protection of digital employee identities. This includes access restrictions to critical systems and networks with deep Privileged Access Management (PAM) and strong Multifactor Authentication (MFA).

Compliance and GDPR-compliant use

Use DoubleClue on-premises or in the German cloud

Cloud applications improve workflow and make license management more flexible. At the same time, the integration of cloud implementations offers new security risks for IT landscapes. For this reason, hybrid solutions often present themselves in the area of local government organizations. As an operator, you can decide which less critical applications are available via the cloud. And which critical applications are better left on your own servers.

DoubleClue supports the diversity of your IT landscape – decide for yourself whether you want to host DoubleClue in the cloud or on-premises. With the same functionality. Because regardless of the type of implementation, you can secure all access points to your heterogeneous IT landscape with DoubleClue.

Compliance and GDPR-compliant use

Use DoubleClue on-premises or in the German cloud

Cloud applications improve workflow and make license management more flexible. At the same time, the integration of cloud implementations offers new security risks for IT landscapes. For this reason, hybrid solutions often present themselves in the area of in the area of local government organizations. As an operator, you can decide which less critical applications are available via the cloud. And which critical applications are better left on your own servers.

DoubleClue supports the diversity of your IT landscape – decide for yourself whether you want to host DoubleClue in the cloud or on-premises. With the same functionality. Because regardless of the type of implementation, you can secure all access points to your heterogeneous IT landscape with DoubleClue.

Highest security—best process performance

Single sign-on makes multifactor authentication a performance booster

Often, IT security measures and performance are seen as opposites. However, this is only true if they are poorly implemented in the IT landscape. A modern solution such as DoubleClue, therefore, combines maximum security for logging on to devices and applications with simplifications in everyday work. With the integrated single sign-on platform DoubleClue MyApplications, your employees only need an MFA-protected login to the DoubleClue UserPortal. From there, they can switch between their services without interruption and without logging in again.

Highest security—best process performance

Single sign-on makes multifactor authentication a performance booster

Often, IT security measures and performance are seen as opposites. However, this is only true if they are poorly implemented in the IT landscape. A modern solution such as DoubleClue, therefore, combines maximum security for logging on to devices and applications with simplifications in everyday work. With the integrated single sign-on platform DoubleClue MyApplications, your employees only need an MFA-protected login to the DoubleClue UserPortal. From there, they can switch between their services without interruption and without logging in again.

+ 600%

»INCREASE IN PHISIHING MAILS IN 2020.«
Source: ENISA

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