How is Computer Security an Increasing Priority for U.S. Governments?

Information Technology Oct 28, 2016

Ah, the memories. Do you recall the olden days of computer technology when the foremost concern for computer security was, "don't write down your password and leave it near your computer"? Times have changed and those in the private and public sectors have had to adjust policies, procedures, and the overall end user mindset as it pertains to protecting computer and data assets. Today, around the globe, there is a burgeoning industry dealing specifically with computer security.

The recent IoT-based DDoS attack is just one recent example demonstrating the threats which are leaving business owners, security experts, and yes, governments concerned...and taking action. No, computer security isn't only a topic for presidential candidates and media pundits. Noting the recent hacker attack, as published in Inc., Joseph Steinberg detailed what happened exactly, what needs to be done, and provides other interesting conclusions.

Gartner, a tech research company, released projections that spending around the globe on information security would hit over $75 billion last year. In large part, that increase beyond what was spent in 2014 was attributed to activity in government purchasing. Not surprisingly, the flurry of abundant purchasing has rolled into 2016. Per Gartner, "Worldwide spending on information security products and services will reach $81.6 billion in 2016, an increase of 7.9 percent over 2015."

Whenever any entity falls victim to hacks, cyber attacks, etc., the consequences can be awful and resulting carnage isn't simply rehabilitated. In countless occurrences, when a public sector concern is compromised, the complications can be even more far reaching and problematic.

Here in the United States, we have monitored and noted a myriad of pertinent procurement transactions by U.S. state, local, education, and federal agencies. As we analyzed the 1,222 relevant solicitations over the past twelve months, we constructed the observations to follow.

Look at Computer Security, Cyberterrorism, anti-Hacking bid requests:

Sample Active Bids/RFPs


Hide those passwords and best of luck securing your assets. For more information on the relevant bid requests, and to review the bid documents, call us at 888.808.5356, or see our website: BidPrime.

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