The Human Factor at the Core of Federal Cybersecurity

Despite widespread concern, a question mark remains over the current state of federal cybersecurity.

Despite widespread concern, a question mark remains over the current state of federal cybersecurity.

A trove of new research into this question provides greater insight. Integrating primary research from a new Government Business Council (GBC) and Dell Software survey, Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports, and the 2014 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report offers a levelheaded assessment of federal cybersecurity. Federal employees indicate agency cybersecurity is in better shape than many give them credit for, but as threats grow and evolve, agencies will need to bolster key elements to ensure holistic cybersecurity. In particular, personnel management and cybersecurity awareness stand out as areas in need of improvement. uploads_user/13000/12427/GBC_DellSoftware_Designed_01.pdf

 

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