According to new data, cyberattacks against critical U.S. infrastructure are at an all-time high. Last year, there were over 1,400 cyberattacks in the United States every week, and 60% of those attacks targeted key institutions and organizations, including healthcare providers, food retailers, and financial institutions. Today, the alarming uptick in cyberattacks has elected leaders on the local, state, and national levels searching for answers to shore up cybersecurity, and thankfully, top American tech companies are ready to provide solutions.
Amazon, for example, is working with a growing number of federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, to pioneer a new “Zero Trust” strategy to better process, maintain, and store critically important data. Additionally, Amazon Web Services has partnered with CrowdStrike, a leader in the cybersecurity industry, to develop threat hunting methods to identify and defend against new tactics used by cyberattackers.
However, it’s not just federal agencies safeguarding national security data that are getting a cybersecurity boost from American tech companies. Google recently unveiled Google Public Sector, a tool that the company plans to use to protect highly-targeted and underserved state, local, and tribal governments across the country. The program, according to Google, will provide ten billion dollars to governments across the country to find and address key vulnerabilities and strengthen cybersecurity.
Today, top American tech companies are key to strengthening the United States’ cybersecurity capabilities. As bad actors continue to demonstrate that they intend to attack critical U.S. infrastructure and target sensitive information, that role has become all the more important.