The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) has made cybersecurity, a top priority in 2021, in an attempt to tackle the immediate threat of ransomware and building a more robust and diverse workforce.

The Secretary of Homeland Security quoted--"With over $4 billion in cybercrime losses reported to the U.S. government last year alone, it affects the wallets of Americans across the country, often the most vulnerable – elderly and unemployed individuals reliant on government assistance, communities of color, and American families. And as we have seen with the wave of ransomware attacks and intrusions into critical infrastructure, cyber threats are coming dangerously close to threatening our lives." The roadmap details how the US should strengthen its cyber practices in federal, public, and private organizations to defend against unforeseen cyberthreats.

The vision for the department’s cybersecurity work moving forward cites five foundational principles:

On an enterprise level, implementing these principles on an enterprise level would translate to fortifying your organization against cyber risks in the following ways:

Cybersecurity is more important than ever, especially with recent attacks at Colonial Pipeline, JBS and Kaseya. The DHS has warned organizations in US to strengthen their defenses against ransomware attacks as mandated by the National Cyber Strategy. The need to secure enterprise networks and devices in a unified way is imminent, which is where Desktop Central, ManageEngine's Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) solution, can help.

ManageEngine's UEM solution improves your organization's cybersecurity by enabling you to:

  • Automatically deploy patches
  • Distribute software
  • Manage hardware and software
  • Secure USB devices and mobile devices
  • Containerize corporate data
  • Configure firewalls and browsers
  • Prohibit unwanted applications
  • Set up geofencing for devices
  • Locate lost devices
  • Remote wipe corporate data from devices