Digital transformation was well underway before the pandemic hit in early 2020. Healthcare was certainly the most affected, but there were high demands for growth in emerging technology while safeguarding data from of cybercrime. Those are a lot of plates to be spinning at once. Nextgov brought this topic to us in their article, “The Role AI Plays in Safeguarding Government Data.”

The United States government is tasked with protecting classified data and combating potential threats. This is an area of growing concern with the increasing use of web-based applications required for remote working due to the pandemic. The teams tasked with safeguarding data are looking for new ways to scale cybersecurity efforts, especially as many government agencies also face the challenge of limited resources and growing data volume.

Pushed by the pandemic, governments are accelerating digital transformation efforts to implement artificial intelligence (AI) for cybersecurity needs. This emerging technology brings capabilities beyond what manual human surveillance can provide.

Melody K. Smith

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