Since its jurisdiction includes a large inmate facility, this County Sheriff’s Office collects a lot of data.
The facility has a full medical wing that collects patient data (including IoT data from medical devices) and a payment card industry (PCI) group that collects credit card information from families to fund inmate canteen accounts. Most of this data is collected digitally.
“We have everything a corporate business or hospital would have, but it’s all under one roof. Hackers see us as a prime target for bragging rights and to steal personally identifiable information. Our data is an important asset, and we need to protect it,” says the IT Lead at the County Sheriff’s Office.
With a few thousand employees that could potentially expose the organization to vulnerabilities, the County Sheriff’s Office needed a strong security partner.
“If a threat hits us, public safety could be put at risk—deputies may not be able to respond to incidents, medical history could be compromised, and overall operations could crash. Our network, endpoints, and email are attacked all day long. We needed very strong protection and backups in place,” says IT Lead.