Foreign nations, terrorists, and cyber criminals view federal, state, and local government IT infrastructure as an extremely attractive target for disruption, attacks, and data theft. Attacks have taken down entire systems, destroyed valuable equipment, and left many government agencies repeatedly vulnerable in countries worldwide. The cost of remediation and repair after these attacks is significant and, even more importantly, the cost in terms of possible loss of life and confidence in key government systems and services, is unfathomable. Secure keyboard-video-mouse (SKVM) switches allow access to multiple computing systems at different security classifications, from a single desktop.