Virtual Data Rooms for Government Facilitate Secure Project Management and Collaboration

May 20, 2024

 “According to estimates from Statista’s Market Insights, the global cost of cybercrime is expected to surge in the next four years, rising from $9.22 trillion in 2024 to $13.82 trillion by 2028.” –Anna Fleck, Data Journalist at Statista The Paradox of Data The numbers almost don’t seem real, but the trend of cybercrime continues to […]

 “According to estimates from Statista’s Market Insights, the global cost of cybercrime is expected to surge in the next four years, rising from $9.22 trillion in 2024 to $13.82 trillion by 2028.” –Anna Fleck, Data Journalist at Statista

Infographic: Cybercrime Expected To Skyrocket in Coming Years | Statista

The Paradox of Data

The numbers almost don’t seem real, but the trend of cybercrime continues to rise to staggering heights. Every day illustrates the critical need for intelligent cybersecurity solutions to protect data without jeopardizing productivity and efficiency. Governments have invested heavily in cybersecurity development. These efforts serve to better protect citizens, improve public programs, maintain defense operations, and support critical infrastructure industries.

Even as governments mandate cybersecurity requirements and promote technology solutions, threat actors develop strategies to exploit security gaps. In fact, "critical infrastructure is the target cybercriminals go after most frequently. State institutions and political systems are the second most common target, with more than 450 reported incidents in 2023." --Statista, data analysis from the European Repository of Cyber Incidents (ERCI).

The challenge to balance ease of access with data security is perennial. The more useful the data, the more vulnerable it is to attack. The more security we add, the harder it becomes for that data to be useful. Governments are especially vulnerable because of the vast amounts of sensitive and confidential data they collect, store, and leverage on a daily basis.

Governments Strive to Balance Efficiency and Security

Locking the data up and throwing away the key can never be the solution – without access to data, it becomes meaningless. Without data, we are mired in chaos, unable to understand the possible repercussions of our choices. Yet enabling access to data poses a significant risk to governments, even if that access is guarded by what we could call the typical cybersecurity solutions available today.

There are many technology solutions available to government and private-sector organizations, spanning across networks, applications, databases, integrations, and cloud and on-premises infrastructure. Tools have been developed to solve specific access problems, such as network firewalls, identity authentication, activity monitoring systems, and data encryption.

However, resource constraints may change the question from “What would an organization like to implement for secure data access?” to “What can an organization afford to implement for secure data access?” The challenge for government organizations lies in the difference between the answers.

Virtual Data Rooms for Government Enable Secure Access & Data Sharing

A virtual data room or VDR is a fit-for-purpose solution that enables secure access to sensitive, confidential, or proprietary data. Due diligence processes, mergers and acquisitions, legal proceedings, IPO investigations, and other transactions often rely on virtual data room software for the storage and exchange of confidential information.

Virtual Data Room Benefits:

These benefits extend to government organizations, agencies, and private-sector partners and contractors. Virtual data rooms are indispensable when it comes to managing government projects, contracts, and long-term operations.

Applications of Virtual Data Rooms for Government

  1. Defense and National Security: The defense sector leverages secure data rooms to store classified military data, facilitate secure communication among top brass, and coordinate missions.
  2. Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice: Law enforcement agencies employ secure data rooms to share intelligence, manage case files, and ensure the confidentiality of ongoing investigations.
  3. Healthcare and Public Health: Secure data rooms play a critical role in storing and sharing health-related data, ensuring the privacy of patient records and research findings.
  4. Finance and Economic Planning: Government bodies responsible for managing the economy rely on secure data rooms for secure financial data storage, budget planning, and policy formulation.

FileCloud is the Hyper-secure VDR Solution Government Organizations Need

FileCloud is a hyper-secure content collaboration and data governance solution. The accessible interface ensures that users can leverage granular access controls,  digital rights management, and automated workflows. Admins can set up advanced tools, such as data retention, data leak prevention, and content classification.

With a robust feature stack and a focus on collaboration and security, FileCloud provides an enterprise-grade VDR experience for government agencies, organizations, and contractors.

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10 Key Features of FileCloud's Virtual Data Rooms for Government Solution

  1. Scalable Infrastructure – FileCloud can grow with an organization’s needs and isn’t limited to traditional virtual data room configurations.
  2. Cross-platform Versatility – Compatible with various platforms and devices, FileCloud can be deployed on Windows, Linux, or Apple operating systems and accessed via web portal, desktop client, or mobile app.
  3. Authentication & Access Tools – To bolster security, FileCloud offers two-factor authentication, Single Sign-on, SIEM, and Active Directory/LDAP integration, and other tools. Only authorized users can access the system.
  4. End-to-End Encryption – FileCloud employs end-to-end encryption to protect data both in transit and at rest. In case of intercept, data remains unreadable to unauthorized parties.
  5. Automated Content Classification – Government agencies can store and manage classified documents in FileCloud with automated data lifecycle management tools.
  6. Granular Collaboration – Authorized users can collaborate securely with FileCloud's Team Folders, granular file permissions, and Digital Rights Management (DRM).
  7. Seamless Productivity – Users can continue working with government software (including MS 365) with FileCloud's various integration capabilities.
  8. Audit Trail – FileCloud maintains a detailed audit trail, which records all activities within the data rooms.
  9. External File Sharing – Unlimited external user accounts extend FileCloud's secure platform to external stakeholders, vendors, or contractors.
  10. Workflow Automation – FileCloud makes administrative processes easier with a workflow builder that anyone can use to help automate tasks.

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“[FileCloud’s] security is easily the best. It's nice knowing that what you are sending is secure and at the same time is compliant with all the DoD-related restrictions that we face.” –Verified User in Defense & Space, G2 Review

By Katie Gerhardt

Jr. Product Marketing Manager