Government is the single largest sector targeted by advanced persistent threats in the region, recent research has shown.

Data held by governments has become crucial for planning and understanding citizens’ needs. How can they ensure this does not get into the wrong hands?

They can take four steps to ensure that devices and communications are secure, recommends Check Point Software Technologies in a report.

It discusses techniques to identify sophisticated malware early in the chain, and how sensors can be secured.

Particularly, it also looks at how officials can keep their smartphones safe and online communications secure.

If you would like to learn more about keeping citizen data safe, download the full report below.