Eric Trexler, vice president of global governmentsÂ and critical infrastructure sales at Forcepoint, has said that federal agenciesâ cloud migration plans should includeÂ ensuring security through behavioral analytics and network visibility.
In a Nextgov guest piece published Wednesday, Trexler wrote that agencies should deploy real-time analytics and have a foundational knowledge of normal network behavior to identify suspicious users and prevent unauthorized access to confidential information.
“Agencies canât afford to sit back. They need to shed light on the shadows and put security at the forefront of the march toward cloud adoption,” he said.
âProcurement of cloud services must be accompanied by a robust and proactive security postureâand a critical part of that posture is understanding the data and how users interact with it.”
Trexler recommended the use of a cloud access security broker that provides real-time monitoring and behavioral analytics services for applicationsÂ that run within agency IT environments.