Over the past year, state and local governments have endured unprecedented amounts of fraud as they have tried to quickly provide relief to constituents in need. The U.S. Department of Labor Office of Inspector General estimated that as of March 31, 2021, more than $89 billion of the funding the federal government allocated to state government unemployment insurance since March 2020 might have been “paid improperly.”
Malicious actors have also taken advantage of online services like COVID-19 vaccination appointments, deploying bots to automatically book timeslots and then later sell them to constituents. Programs like mortgage and rent relief are also vulnerable to people looking to take advantage of the situation.
Government agencies need to improve their security posture to stay a step ahead of cybercriminals with emerging and evolving security tools.
Join Government Technology on September 1 at 10 PT / 1 ET as we discuss ways advanced online security solutions – including ReCAPTCHA – can benefit your agency.
Register here to find out how you can:
- Ensure your apps and APIs have continuous availability and compliance
- Protect your sites from bots, DDoS, fraud and credential theft
- Take a more holistic approach to application security