Government agencies are prime targets for hackers, viruses, malware and spyware. They often represent centralized repositories of personal data, financial information and even classified documents. Automated threats are after any unprotected systems, and hackers may have political motivations for attacking even local municipalities.
For this reason, IT security is not something to be taken lightly. By using a managed IT security service, agencies can take advantage of the bulletproof tried-and-true infrastructure and security designs used by the service. This includes firewalls, network protection and virus scanners to make sure nothing can compromise your security and reputation.