Enhancing Cybersecurity to Protect America's Data
Between 2010 and 2020, more than 38 billion records were exposed by 40,000 data hacks. Although many of these hacks were carried out on a smaller, less harmful scale, several gained access to government records and the records of millions of Americans. Large-scale data breaches have been occurring at an increasing rate, especially due to the support these hacking groups receive from countries such as Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea. These attacks have demonstrated a need to update U.S. cybersecurity measures to protect against further intrusions. While there are new and emerging methods to strengthen cybersecurity, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and other federal agencies conducting information technology (IT) research should begin to research and develop a sustainable blockchain model to protect sensitive government data against cyberattacks.