In today’s world, government security and technology protection is imperative to keeping information confidential. Agencies are seeing more records requests than ever before. Requests themselves contain hundreds, sometimes thousands of documents to sort through. Some departments only have one FOIA officer or records custodian to handle such a large task. With COVID19 continuing, agencies are understaffed, overworked, and sometimes left with more than they can handle. That's why we've created the Risk Module to scan for sensitive information in public records.
A major piece of government transparency is cybersecurity. At NextRequest, we know small agencies can struggle building good cybersecurity teams, so we sat down with an expert to find out how it can be done.
Body-worn cameras used by law enforcement officials is still a new phenomenon. How has this usage become so prevalent, how does their real-time information benefit the community, and what drawbacks are there to outfitting our law enforcement agencies with cameras?
Identity theft doesn’t just affect individuals, it can also have devastating effects on businesses and government. We live in a world that is “protected” by thousands of invisible gateways that hackers are learning newer and newer ways to get into. Read our quick tips on password best-practices.
Are you doing everything you can to maintain security in your agency? It is important to make sure you are properly evaluating new and ongoing software vendors. Find out ways in which you can evaluate a potential vendor.
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is one of the most effective controls an organization can put in place to prevent an adversary from gaining access to a device or network. So many know so little about it, but why? Learn why governments should adopt MFA.
We've encountered so many security-related acronyms in our ongoing quest to meet and exceed the security needs of our customers that we've almost lost count. We wanted to break those acronyms down to explain both what they mean but also what they mean to our FOIA customers.
Whether you call it FOIA, Public Records, Open Records, Sunshine or any number of other names, a government's process of releasing information to the public should be easy, repeatable, and measurable.
NextRequest is the records request management platform helping governments to simplify their FOIA management.