Any government’s primary security challenge is data loss related to security breaches. Protecting sensitive data from being exfiltrated and falling into the wrong hands is a government’s responsibility to their people.
Some government bodies have in-house document systems to control data. However, these document systems need to be used consistently to be effective. Without enforcing the use of the document systems, the government has no control over what happens to the data that is handled outside the system.
In addition, many government agencies have hundreds or thousands of employees. A lot of these employees may have privileged access to sensitive data and systems. With the high number of turnover, educating employees becomes a crucial part of improving cyber hygiene.