Joel Dolisy, chief information officer of SolarWinds, wrote in a guest piece published Wednesday on GCN that government agencies can minimize security risks in their information technology systems by managing IT network performance.
He recommended that agencies standardize their computer networks to help IT personnel to avoid configuration errors and automate system implementations.
Organizations should also consider adopting change management tools to examine, approve and implement changes to IT infrastructure, according to Dolisy.
He added that a configuration database for disaster recovery and backup operations can also help an organization bolster security and monitor compliance.
Dolisy also advised government agencies to invest in an automated platform that works to scan system vulnerabilities and monitor adherence to federal IT security policies.
His other network security tips for the public sector include using patch management tools and restricting mobile device and bandwidth usage for bring-your-own-device programs.